Federal Workers Can't Get Free Bottled Water: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that federal agencies cannot provide employees with bottled water when safe and drinkable tap water is available at their work sites, overturning a decision by the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

In vacating the FLRA's holding that the U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Division had a duty to bargain with unions before removing bottled water from the workplace, the three-judge panel found that giving federal employees bottled water when safe and drinkable tap water was available violated the legal...
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