WASHINGTON – Today, it was announced that President Joe Biden removed all members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) – the arm of the Federal Labor Relations Authority tasked with resolving disputes between unions and federal agencies when they reach impasse during negotiations.
American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the 700,000 government employees we represent, our union extend our heartfelt thanks to President Biden for taking swift action to remove the current panel members and restore basic fairness for federal workers.
“The outgoing panel, appointed by the previous administration and stacked with transparently biased union-busters, was notorious for ignoring the law to gut workplace rights and further an extreme political agenda.
“FSIP is a critical component in the federal negotiating process, and we look forward to President Biden's future picks issuing just decisions, unencumbered by political interference.”