Defense Unions Seek Rehearing of NSPS CaseTuesday, July 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Randy Erwin, NFFE Legislative Director
Phone: (202) 257-0948
The unions are seeking a rehearing of the May 18th ruling by this court that upheld DoDâ€™s new personnel and labor relations rules. The decision created a conflict within the circuit of an earlier decision in NTEU, et al., v. Chertoff. This petition seeks to have the entire court review the discrepancies between the DoD decision and the earlier decision involving personnel rules at the Department of Homeland Security.
The court will now decide whether or not to rehear the case. It could take just a couple of weeks up to several months for the court to make their decision on rehearing.
â€œIt is our sincere hope that the full DC Appeals Court will rehear this case,â€ said Brown. â€œBasic rights for over 800,000 Defense workers are on the line. This case deserves consideration from the entire court.â€