Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2020, 2:24 PM

Petition to Decertify Immigration Judges’ Union to Get Hearing

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

The Federal Labor Relations Authority in a hearing that’s set to begin Jan. 7 will consider whether to decertify a union that represents about 440 immigration judges at the Department of Justice.

The National Association of Immigration Judges, an affiliate of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, is challenging a decertification petition filed by the DOJ in August. The petition says the judges are management officials and for this reason it’s “inappropriate” under federal labor law for them to be represented by a union. The FLRA likely will take at least a couple of days to hear arguments ...

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