FLRA Rule Change Overburdens Employees: Union

Law360, New York (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A controversial revision to the Federal Labor Relations Authority's rules on unfair labor practice proceedings against the government went into effect on Tuesday, despite complaints that the measure skews the agency's bias away from employees.

Under the revised regulations, FLRA agents will not attempt to mediate a settlement between the complaining employee and the government until after the agency has closed its investigation into the case. If the review reveals merits to the employee's case, and the FLRA decides to file a complaint, the agency's regional...
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