What’s the Worse that Could Happen?

If imposed, the HHS Final Proposals on Term Bargaining would make us at-will employees.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund BurkeWe have received input from employees regarding the HHS final proposals where they say that they handle disputes with management on their own without union representation, or retire or leave federal service if unsuccessful.

Of course, every one of us has the option to leave the agency. Again, we all came to work at FDA for a reason, be it because of the mission of the agency or the benefits and relative stability of federal employment. So, why not fight for the mission of the agency, our benefits, and stability instead of giving them up willingly? Continue reading “What’s the Worse that Could Happen?”

Fact Sheet: Public Transportation Subsidies

HHS has proposed eliminating Article 53 from our NTEU contract. Article 53 guarantees that the agency will provide bargaining unit employees a transit subsidy that does not exceed your actual transit costs up to the amount guaranteed by law.

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What You Stand to Lose

The law authorizes federal agencies to pay transit subsidies to employees but does not require it. Transit subsidies are currently mandatory because NTEU negotiated the benefit in the contract. Continue reading “Fact Sheet: Public Transportation Subsidies”

President Issues Alternative Pay Plan for Calendar Year 2019 Advancing Pay Freeze

Today, the President sent Congress a letter transmitting an alternative pay plan for the calendar year 2019 pay raise for federal workers that would institute a pay freeze, absent subsequent congressional action.

President Donald J. TrumpToday, the President sent congressional leaders a formal letter transmitting an alternative pay plan for the calendar year 2019 pay raise for federal workers in the General Schedule that would block a pay raise for January 2019 and freeze current pay rates—both the annual across-the-board pay increase as well as locality pay rates. Continue reading “President Issues Alternative Pay Plan for Calendar Year 2019 Advancing Pay Freeze”