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CRITICAL CONTRACT CLAUSES (#3) – Creative Arbitration Provisions Every federal sector contract has an arbitration clause, but a lot of them have not changed much in decades despite a raft of problems with the process, e.g., slow arbitrators, FLRA reversals … Continue reading

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A NEGOTIATOR’S THREE MAGIC WORDS Abracadabra won’t work; neither will hocus-pocus. But the phrase, “Management has determined” will open doors at a bargaining table.

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NO AGENCY NOTICE GIVES UNION BIG BARGAINING BONUS (PT. 1) NEGOTIATOR ALERT!     Managers often fail to give the union advance specific notice of a pending change in conditions of employment.  That is a fact of life every union leader learns … Continue reading

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