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Alumnus Ernie DuBester Nominated for Second Term
with Federal Labor Relations Authority


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Catholic University law school alumnus Ernie DuBester, Class of 1975, was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve a second term as a member of Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), a position DuBester has held since 2009.
DuBester was among five individuals whose nominations to key Administration posts were announced by the White House on Dec. 20.
“I am confident that these outstanding individuals will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” the president said.
The FLRA has five primary statutory responsibilities, including resolving complaints of unfair labor practices, adjudicating exceptions to arbitrators' awards, and resolving impasses during negotiations.
DuBester has 35 years of experience in the field of federal labor relations law. Previous appointments include service as chairman and member of the National Mediation Board from 2005 to 2009. He has also served as legislative counsel at the AFL-CIO from 1984 to 1993, and as professor and chair of the Dispute Resolution Program at George Mason University School of Law.  
From 1997 to 2001, DuBester taught graduate courses in collective bargaining and arbitration at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.