Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Deputy Solicitor General Kuhl argued the cause for petitioner. On the briefs were Solicitor General Fried, Acting Assistant Attorney General Willard, Deputy Solicitor General Geller, and William Kanter.
Ruth E. Peters argued the cause for respondents. With her on the brief for respondent Federal Labor Relations Authority were Steven H. Svartz, William E. Persina, and Robert J. Englehart. William J. Stone and Mark D. Roth filed a brief for respondent Union.*
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the National Federation of Federal Employees by Patrick J. Riley; and for the National Treasury Employees Union by Lois G. Williams and Elaine D. Kaplan.
Supreme Court of United States.
We granted certiorari, 472 U.S. 1026 (1985), to consider the question whether a union proposal that would require a federal agency to comply with OMB Circular A-76 (1983) Performance of Commercial Activities, which prescribes guidelines for contracting out by federal agencies, is negotiable under Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 5 U. S. C. § 7101 et seq.
In the course of contract negotiations with petitioner, the Equal...
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