(WASHINGTON) – The American Federation of Government Employees, AFGE, today applauded the White House’s decision to nominate Ernie DuBester to fill the vacant position of the Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, FLRA. In a career spanning over three decades, DuBester has extensive experience in labor-management relations, including service in the Clinton administration as Chairman and Member of the National Mediation Board.
“We believe that Ernie DuBester is a quality individual whose extensive experience as a mediator, labor-management relations expert, and academic will be a credit to the FLRA,” said John Gage, AFGE national president.
DuBester began his career at the National Labor Relations Board, principally drafting decisions that applied and interpreted the National Labor Relations Act – the law on which the Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute is modeled. In between his tenures at the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board, DeBester served as legislative counsel to the AFL-CIO, a distinguish professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University School of Law.