Category Archives: Bargaining Impasse

THE “GET OUT OF FSIP FREE” CARD      FSIP is the center of the known labor relations universe these days.  Agency negotiators are busting vital organs trying to rush negotiation disputes there because they know the fix is in.  Unions, on … Continue reading

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THE KABOOM!!! OPTION: WHEN UNIONS BARGAIN IRRESPONSIBLY After writing about what unions can do when an agency drags its feet in term bargaining, fairness demands that we also touch on what happens when the union negotiators bargain irresponsibly, e.g., they … Continue reading

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FUBAR: FSIP’S UNICORN The Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) has a unicorn that it treasures.  While the members prefer to call it their “demonstrated need criterion,” that label is merely to obscure outsiders from seeing clearly that there is nothing … Continue reading

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