WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s selection of Charlotte Dye for Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) Acting General Counsel:
“AFGE is extremely pleased that President Biden has filled the vacant position of General Counsel at the FLRA. Charlotte Dye has been with the FLRA for nearly 30 years serving in multiple positions including Deputy General Counsel and Regional Director for the Dallas Regional Office.
“This appointment is critical to addressing the current backlog of nearly 450 labor-management disputes. For more than three years, the FLRA has not been able to issue complaints due to the vacant general counsel position. This has left disputes between workers and management unresolved and allowed the unfair actions to continue.
“We are hopeful that Charlotte Dye will rule fairly, and we will begin seeing resolutions to issues important to AFGE members and federal workers across the country – including AFGE unfair labor practices against the Department of Education and Environmental Protection Agency for unlawful implementation of contracts and bargaining in bad faith.”