The Statute: § 7116. Unfair labor practices

       (a)     For the purpose of this chapter, it shall be an unfair labor practice for an agency--

      (1)     to interfere with, restrain, or coerce any employee in the exercise by the employee of any right under this chapter;
      (2)     to encourage or discourage membership in any labor organization by discrimination in connection with hiring, tenure, promotion, or other conditions of employment;
      (3)     to sponsor, control, or otherwise assist any labor organization, other than to furnish, upon request, customary and routine services and facilities if the services and facilities are also furnished on an impartial basis to other labor organizations having equivalent status;
      (4)     to discipline or otherwise discriminate against an employee because the employee has filed a complaint, affidavit, or petition, or has given any information or testimony under this chapter;
      (5)     to refuse to consult or negotiate in good faith with a labor organization as required by this chapter;
      (6)     to fail or refuse to cooperate in impasse procedures and impasse decisions as required by this chapter;