Ruling Allows Pentagon To Pick Negotiation Issues

Law360, New York (May 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense will retain the right to decide which issues to negotiate with union leaders, after an appeals court overturned an earlier ruling that struck down the policy.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that Congress had authorized the DOD’s National Security Personnel System, the controversial policy that allows the Pentagon to pick which issues to discuss with unions. In a 2-1 decision, the court found that Congress had given the policy temporary approval until...
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