Across multiple decisions on Wednesday, the agency that governs federal sector labor law removed unions’ right to midterm bargaining and made it harder for unions to demand agencies bargain over changes to working conditions.
D.C. Circuit Court finds that a lower court improperly dismissed a lawsuit by an EEOC attorney who said the agency interfered with her pay and benefits and denied reasonable accommodation requests over her filing discrimination claims against federal agencies.
Although federal employee groups decried the decision, the Federal Labor Relations Authority stopped short of a conservative anti-labor organization’s request to outlaw direct lobbying of lawmakers while on official time.
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Until now, feds could only opt out of union membership at one-year intervals.