NTEU Prevails in Transit Subsidies Fight

Following a long and persistent effort by NTEU, HHS is now working with the union to create a process to pay employees retroactive transit subsidies they are owed for all of 2012 and January 2013.

This did not come easy. NTEU had to:

  • File a grievance
  • Take it to arbitration
  • Fight it on appeal to the Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Fight it in DC Circuit Court

NTEU won in every venue. For employees in this time frame, NTEU is seeking as much as $1,375 for those who used the maximum transit subsidy allowable per month, every month.

Rather than learn from that outcome, HHS is now refusing to pay retroactive transit subsidies for 2014. The issue is at arbitration.

Wondering about receiving retroactive transit subsidies for 2015? So did NTEU. The union asked the department if it plans to pay…and is waiting for a response.

NTEU is committed to ensuring employees receive what they are owed.

It’s good to have NTEU at your side.
“…to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect.”

On my way to St. Louis

I’m traveling this morning to visit CDER’s Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis in St. Louis for a briefing on a change in working conditions and potentially to bargain depending on what I hear. I’m looking forward to meeting Union stewards Anjanette Smith and Kimberly Story in person and all the other BUEs there as I tour the facility.

Did you know that the Agency only pays 50% of union travel? This trip would not be possible without the union dues paid by your membership. This is one of the many reasons NTEU’s power is directly derived from our members.

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