Federal Panel Strips VA Worker Rights in Latest Pro-Management Decision

Government Executive: The Federal Service Impasses Panel this month issued its long-awaited decision in the acrimonious negotiations impasse between the Veterans Affairs Department and the American Federation of Government Employees, siding with management on most matters.

Although the Nov. 5 decision marks a win for the department, it may not survive the coming weeks and months. The impasses panel’s proceedings in this case are the subject of a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its members’ appointments, and President-elect Biden is widely expected to allow federal employee unions to renegotiate any collective bargaining agreements implemented during the Trump administration.

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