|Biden to Replace Impasses Panel Members|
Biden to Replace Impasses Panel Members
President Biden last week requested the resignation of members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), which is responsible for resolving bargaining impasses between federal agencies and unions.
NTEU had urged the Biden administration to act quickly to replace the Panel's 10 members. The FSIP appointed under the previous administration was notorious for blatantly favoring agencies over their unions. The move to replace them is a positive development for labor-management relations and NTEU looks forward to the president appointing FSIP members who will impartially and professionally mediate and resolve bargaining impasses.
“We believe an FSIP made up of individuals with a background in labor-management relations who are not hostile toward unions or workers will help put federal employee unions and agency leadership back on equal footing, where disagreements can be resolved fairly and in a way that serves the interests of employees, agencies and taxpayers,” said National President Tony Reardon.