Category Archives: FLRA

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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IS LYING THIS FLRA’S GREATEST POWER A new decision from those twin Trumpian towers of truth-lite thinking  highlights the greatest power political appointees have to abuse electoral rivals.  Kiko and Abbott wrote in DoD, 70 FLRA 654 (2018) that, “…we find that, on May 3, … Continue reading

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YO-YO KA IS NO YO YO MA While the world of music is blessed with the genius of Yo Yo Ma,  the Federal LMR community is stuck with the screeching of Yo-Yo KA.  Kiko and Abbott (aka The KA), our … Continue reading

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HURRAY FOR MANAGEMENT? As expected, our management guys on the FLRA (Kiko and Abbott) have started to come through for us managers.  For years the Authority has insisted that once an agency enters into and approves a labor agreement it … Continue reading

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