NTEU Members Flex Their Political Muscle

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NTEU Political Insider

Primary elections took a summer break in July, but that didn’t stop NTEU members from getting involved in political action. Members from all over are raising money for our Treasury Employees Political Action Committee (TEPAC), volunteering on campaigns, and attending events. This month’s Political Insider blog post shares their stories and tips to help inspire you. Continue reading “NTEU Members Flex Their Political Muscle”

Update on HHS Term Bargaining

NTEU has filed a grievance / ULP against HHS for its bad faith bargaining tactics based on its refusal to discuss proposals, unilateral declaration of impasse after only two days of bargaining and repeated violations of the ground rules.

whistleblowerYesterday, NTEU filed a national grievance against HHS for bad faith bargaining in violation of 5 U.S.C. § 7116 (a) (1), (5) and (8). As you know, the parties met for what we hoped would be a more productive second round of term bargaining on Monday, July 30. At HHS’s request, a Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) mediator attended the session. Even with the mediator present, the HHS “team” engaged in the same bad faith bargaining tactics as they did in early July. Since the parties began term bargaining on July 9, HHS has refused to explain or answer questions about its proposals, made unreasonable demands for written counter proposals, and refused to follow the agreed upon bargaining schedule. Continue reading “Update on HHS Term Bargaining”

Victory for Labor Unions

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 8, 2018

Thumb upMissouri voters rejected a ban on the mandatory collection of union dues among private sector workers, in what’s being seen as a victory for labor unions. Republican lawmakers had passed the legislation but it was held off for more than a year after unions successfully petitioned for a referendum. • Here’s what people are saying.