Category Archives: Remedies

WHOPPER OF A REMEDY AGAINST INFAMOUS AGENCY Off the top of our head, we can’t think of an agency that did more to recklessly follow the labor relations advice of the last White House Administration – even though any LR … Continue reading

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GRIEVANCE STRATEGY ISSUES- Part 5 (Remedies) We are back with Part 5 of our Grievance Strategy series that aims to give union reps a deep look at how to deal with the six most critical parts of a union grievance. … Continue reading

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ARBITRATOR PRITZKER, YOU ARE DEAD WRONG    Malcolm Pritzker, an experienced DC arbitrator, recently ruled that an agency (SSA) violated the law by withholding information from the union (AALJ) during bargaining.  The agency withheld the information, sped the dispute to the FSIP, and got one of the Panel’s politically-patented anti-union decisions imposing working … Continue reading

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ARE YOU “GETTIN’ ENOUGH”— FROM GRIEVANCES? One of the first mistakes a union can make when drafting a grievance is to not ask for enough of a remedy. Not only does the grievant potentially lose something she might have been … Continue reading

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THE LONG LOST EEO REMEDY A cardinal rule of filing an EEO complaint, whether as an employee or employee representative, is to request every potential remedy available. That raises the potential cost to the agency should it lose, and the … Continue reading

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JUST 10 DAYS OF HARASSMENT MERITS $75,000 IN DAMAGES & MORE An employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons filed a formal EEO complaint in which he alleged that from April 15 through April 24, 2013, several senior management officials subjected … Continue reading

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“HELLO, MCFLY, ANYONE HOME? THINK, MCFLY, THINK!” Biff said it best on behalf of all those whose words are too often ignored when he uttered this line in “Back to the Future.” It was only last April when we explained … Continue reading

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AGENCY OBLITERATES UNION BACK PAY AWARD- UNIONS BEWARE Even if you heavily favor unions over management you have to admit that “Congrats” are in order for the Federal Bureau of Prisons based on 64 FLRA 775.  One of the most aggressive … Continue reading

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FLRA BOOSTS TELEWORK REMEDIES  Few things are as frustrating as winning a grievance, arbitration or ULP only to find that the sole remedy imposed is an order that management not violate the law or contract again.  FLRA claims that remedies … Continue reading

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QUIZ: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE REMEDY? On April 24, 2017 FLRA decided a case where the arbitrator found that the agency had violated the contract when it refused to approve full-time telework for an employee. However, because the … Continue reading

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