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NTEU Files Grievance Against HHS for Bad Faith Term Bargaining and Other Statutory Violations

NTEU has filed a national grievance/ULP against HHS for engaging in bad faith bargaining by requesting Panel assistance when the parties have not reached impasse and for failing to respond to NTEU’s requests for information.

armored knightYesterday, NTEU filed a third national grievance and unfair labor practice charge against HHS for bad faith bargaining, which violated the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. NTEU plans to expeditiously prosecute the grievance to arbitration. Continue reading “NTEU Files Grievance Against HHS for Bad Faith Term Bargaining and Other Statutory Violations”

Telling Our Stories

NTEU has launched a new campaign featuring videos of our members talking about their work on behalf of the American people.

Two FDA consumer safety officers inspecting imported food products in a warehouse
Two FDA consumer safety officers inspecting imported food products in a warehouse

NTEU has launched “Telling Our Stories,” a new public service campaign at www.TheyWorkForUS.org highlighting the diverse ways federal employees directly impact the lives of the American public. Many Americans do not have a clear understanding of the work done by federal employees and how that work touches their daily lives. This new campaign aims to bridge that disconnect. Continue reading “Telling Our Stories”

Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 and Employee Pay

The possibility of a federal government shutdown remains.

Seal of the United States SenateToday, the U.S. Senate adopted a funding measure, H.R. 6157, by a vote of 93-7 that would provide select agencies, including the NTEU-represented Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Hearings Operations at the Social Security Administration, with full year funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, while also keeping other agencies, including the IRS and CBP, operating under a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) through Friday, December 7th. At this time, it is expected that the House of Representatives will act on this legislation when it comes back into session next week. However, the White House has not yet announced whether it supports Congress’ plan for a CR for some agencies, meaning the possibility of a shutdown (or select agency shutdowns) on Monday, October 1st remains. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 and Employee Pay”

NTEU’s Latest Actions on HHS Term Bargaining

We underscore the importance of employees keeping the pressure on management.

HHS/FDA employees participating in Black Wednesday

Another week has passed, and HHS still refuses to return to the bargaining table. But NTEU will not tire, and we will not give up our fight to protect your workplace rights. Continue reading “NTEU’s Latest Actions on HHS Term Bargaining”