November 19, 2007
Leisha Self
(202) 639-6424

GCO Partners With Tully, Rinckey in Butterbaugh Claims: Move will allow for additional new cases to be filed

Washington, DC – AFGE’s Office of General Counsel has partnered with Tully Rinckey, PLLC—a premier military reservist law firm—that will preside as co-counsel in military leave Butterbaugh cases.

In 2003, AFGE won the decision in Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice, which provides relief to reservists who were charged military leave on non-workdays.  Thousands of federal employees who were improperly charged military leave now have the opportunity to be compensated.

Partnering with Tully, Rinckey will not only help to expedite existing cases, it also will allow AFGE to take on new claims.

Tully, Rinckey has achieved great success in its representation of military reservists. The firm has a dedicated staff that focuses on military leave Butterbaugh cases, and specialization claims will be processed quickly and with minimal effort from litigants. Tully, Rinckey intends to process all of the cases currently with AFGE within one year. For more information, go to

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