SSA Bargained in Bad Faith With Judges’ Union: Arbitrator (1)

Feb. 9, 2021, 6:18 PMUpdated: Feb. 9, 2021, 10:00 PM

The Social Security Administration improperly attempted to force its in-house judges’ union to vote on 20 labor contract provisions where the two sides had reached tentative agreement, even though no agreement had been reached on nine other provisions, an arbitrator ruled.

“There quite obviously could be interaction” between the 20 contract items that were part of a tentative labor agreement between the SSA and the Association of Administrative Law Judges, and another nine items that were the subject of a labor dispute, arbitrator Salvator Arrigo said in a ruling made public Tuesday.

Demanding a vote from the union when the ...

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