Please note that Friday, January 20, 2017, is a federal holiday for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  The following FLRA offices will not be open to accept in-person case filings or to respond to phone calls on that day:  the Authority’s Case Intake and Publication Office, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Washington Regional Office, OGC Headquarters (Appeals), and the Federal Service Impasses Panel.  The FLRA’s eFiling System remains available.         

Kinds of Workplace Disputes

Different kinds of disputes may arise when unions and agencies attempt to bargain collectively to reach agreements concerning working conditions. The labor relations statute provides several different procedures to resolve these disputes. If you have a dispute over collective bargaining, you will be more likely to resolve the dispute fully if you pursue the appropriate procedure. The kinds of disputes described here include Bargaining Obligation Disputes, Negotiability Disputes, Bargaining Impasses, and Disputes over Contract Language. You can find information dealing with a specific negotiation situation or subject by searching Authority decisions and General Counsel Guidance.

Other Information:

Bargaining Obligation Disputes
Negotiability Disputes
Bargaining Impasses
Disputes Over Existing Contract Language