VA Union Seeks Injunction Against Impasses Panel

Government Executive: A union representing employees at the Veterans Affairs Department last week asked a federal court to step in and prevent the Federal Service Impasses Panel from issuing a decision in its collective bargaining dispute with the department.

The American Federation of Government Employees in March filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of the impasses panel’s makeup, arguing that given the panel’s powers, the Appointments Clause of the Constitution requires that nominees be confirmed by the Senate.

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