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In addition to management and employees having statutory rights, unions
are also afforded certain rights. Once a union (e.g. AFGE Local 3313) is
recognized as the exclusive representative of a bargaining unit, the
Activity may not deal with any other organization concerning its employees,
over matters that are within the purview of the labor relations law. The
term exclusive representative refers to a status accorded to a union
approved by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). As defined in 5
U.S.C. 7114, the labor Statute, the approved union is entitled to act for
and negotiate collective bargaining agreements covering all employees in the
bargaining unit without discrimination and without regard to labor