Category Archives: FLRA

BYE-BYE BWANA JIM; WELCOME MS. GRUNDMANN TO FLRA Finalllllllllly!  This morning the Senate voted to confirm Susan Tsui Grundmann to take a seat at the FLRA.   STG is one of the most respected, professional, and knowledgeable neutrals in the federal … Continue reading

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FREE FLRA TRAINING; SIGN UP FAST The availability of slots in these training programs is going to go fast.  So, look over the schedule of courses and sign up soon for FLRA-run webinars on Investigatory Interviews, Good Faith Bargaining, Illegal … Continue reading

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HOW FLRA SPECTACULARLY BOTCHED A CASE This was not a common case, but neither was it so unusual as to justify a wall-to-wall brain fry at FLRA. Here are the facts of DoDEA and ACEA, 72 FLRA 720 (2022). 1- FSIP … Continue reading

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THE FLRA GUIDANCE GOLD MINE Suppose Amazon’s Alexa could summarize the case law on dozens of federal employee labor law issues upon your request for help. Given the AI technology is not there yet, the next best thing for a … Continue reading

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NEW FLRA DECISION SETS A RECORD FOR BLUNDERS The Authority just issued DoD, DoDEA, Puerto Rico and Antillies Consolidated Education Association, 72 FLRA 414 (2021) which, along with the related prior Court of Appeals decision and other FLRA decision set … Continue reading

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FLRA’S CHURCH LADY EXPOSES HERSELF The FLRA Chair, Colleen Kiko-Duffy, has made it a point to publicize not just her faith in God, but also her active involvement in her church. So, imagine our surprise when we saw her criticism of the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: BAR CHARGES FILED Just thought we would let you know that charges were filed against Kiko and Abbott, Trump’s political operatives at the FLRA over their very deliberate and deceptive misrepresentation of a Supreme Court decision.  We fully support … Continue reading

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REFORMING THE LABOR-MANAGEMENT STATUTE, NOT “FUTURATING” IT (Changes 1 – 3)  Someday in the future fairness, reason, civil rights, and professional neutrality will once again be the values driving White House (WH) decisions as opposed to vengeance, greed, racism, and bullying.  And … Continue reading

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SHOULD BAR CHARGES BE FILED AGAINST ABBOTT & KIKO? Lawyers like Jim Abbott and Colleen Kiko, Trump’s appointees to the FLRA, take a bar association oath to live by a higher than normal ethical standards.  They swear not to deceive, … Continue reading

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“CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT” (CoE) V. “WORKING CONDITIONS (WC).” WHY BOTHER? When first we read AFGE and DHS, CBP, 70 FLRA 501 (2018) we were left wondering why Abbott and Kiko were trying so hard to justify another exception to a union’s right … Continue reading

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