March 16, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

The Federal Labor Relations Authority – Past, Present, and Future

(Virtual Meeting)

Join DC LERA for a conversation with Ernie DuBester, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), moderated by DC LERA Board Member Steve Sleigh.  The FLRA Chairman will offer his perspectives on the U.S. Federal Labor Relations Act, its mission, and the unique attributes of U.S. federal sector labor-management relations


Steve Sleigh runs his own consulting business, Sleigh Strategy LLC, to provide strategic advice to align business and workforce interests. He has served on the Amalgamated Bank board of directors since March 2015. Previously, he served as Director of the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund. Sleigh also served as a Partner at The Yucaipa Companies from September 2006 until March 2011. He was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board to serve as director of the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and currently serves as the director representative for the investment funds affiliated with The Yucaipa Companies, LLC (the “Yucaipa Funds”). Sleigh served as DC LERA Board President in 2021.


Ernie DuBester was designated Chairman of the FLRA by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on January 21, 2021. Chairman DuBester was initially appointed and re-nominated by President Barack Obama, re-nominated again by President Donald Trump, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to all three terms, Chairman DuBester has served as an FLRA Member since August 2009. He also served as FLRA Chairman from January to November of 2013 and for a second time in January of 2017. Chairman DuBester was previously nominated by President William J. Clinton and served as Chairman and Member of the National Mediation Board (NMB) from 1993 to 2001.  Subsequently, he served as a staff mediator with the NMB. Chairman DuBester has over 45 years of experience in labor-management relations.

Chairman DuBester received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, his law degree from the Catholic University of America School of Law, where he was Recent Developments Editor of the Law Review, and his Masters of Law in Labor Law from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

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