U.S. Department of the Air Force v. FLRA, No. 10-1299 (D.C. Cir. 2011)
The Court granted the agency's petition for review of an Authority decision, 64 FLRA (No. 210) 1194 (7/30/2010), on the union's negotiability appeal involving four proposals. The Authority found three of the proposals to be outside the duty to bargain. However, the Authority found the fourth proposal, that the agency provide cleaning services for uniforms that bargaining unit employees are required to wear in the performance of their civilian duties, to be within the duty to bargain. The Court reversed the Authority's decision, finding that the proposal would require the agency to make an unauthorized expenditure.