Category Archives: FLRA

FLRA’S JAMES ABBOTT COMES OUT AS HYPOCRITE EXTRAORDINAIRE A few days ago Jim Abbott, one of the President’s more dishonorable appointees, threw the doors open for all the world to see the hypocrite he is. Although he agreed with his … Continue reading

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FLRA WILL DESTROY LABOR ARBITRATION UNLESS ARBITRATORS DO THIS In 2017 Trump filled the majority of the seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority from his stockpile of political operatives who understand the need to crush unions and employee rights … Continue reading

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AREN’T ABBOTT & KIKO CUTE? Reading a recent decision by these twinkling Trumpettes, reminded us of the four-year old who denies he has been eating candy even though his faced is smeared with chocolate. The adults in the room invariably … Continue reading

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NFFE COULD FILE FALSIFICATION CHARGES AGAINST ABERDEEN MANAGEMENT We would. An arbitrator found that an agency failed to follow the contract obligation about the background of those on a promotion “rating panel” and gave two grievants priority consideration.  It did … Continue reading

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LET‘S OVERTURN FLRA’S NUTTY & ILLEGAL PERMISSIVE BARGAINING PRECEDENT Back in 1999, the Clinton Administration’s FLRA held that when an agreement expires containing a 7106(b)(1) permissively bargained provision, “A party’s right to terminate unilaterally a permissive bargaining subject is not … Continue reading

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CONGRATS FOR AFGE’S AGGRESSIVENESS; BUT BEWARE THIS FILING DEADLINE RULE We love it when a union decides to take on an unusual issue as AFGE did in its recent win in Dept. of Army, NC and AFGE, Local 1770. The … Continue reading

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ABBOTT DISPLAYS GROSS BIAS, BUT WHAT ELSE IS NEW Jimbo Abbott’s anti-union bias is hardly headline news at this point.  He is desperate to get a better job from his political sponsors even if it means leaving a trail of … Continue reading

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KIKO-ABBOTT ALLIES MOVE TO CRUSH LGBTQ COMMUNITY Barely a week goes by in Washington without a news story about how the political activists who put Kiko and Abbott on the FLRA are working to crush the rights and dignity of … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATOR ALERT: Kiko & Abbott are working hard to undermine, gut or obliterate nearly every right employees and unions have.  But, often all they are doing is placing extra obstacles in the road that practitioners can get around if they … Continue reading

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IF YOU ARE COUNTING, … today’s post is number 900 for Fedsmill. Can number 1,000 be that far away? Thanks to all the subscribers who keep us energized about this project.

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