Pentagon starts negotiations with unions after unfair labor practices

Jared Serbu reports:

The Defense Department has entered into talks with a dozen of its labor unions over precisely how it will move more than 1,000 information technology workers from other areas of the department to the Defense Information Systems Agency.

The move comes just a week after the American Federation of Government Employees, DoD’s largest union, lodged a formal complaint against the department for what union officials said had been total silence from Defense officials about the upcoming Fourth Estate Network Optimization initiative. AFGE had claimed the department was engaging in unfair labor practices by not consulting with the union about the impending move.