An Article By Doug Sanders, NTEU Field Representative and Assistant Counsel
As your NTEU National Field Representative, I assist NTEU Chapter 254 in protecting your right to have representation when meeting with Agency Management about your working conditions. Last year, Management at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas, took it upon themselves to bargain changes in the working conditions of several of your colleagues, namely their office arrangements. NTEU is the representative of all bargaining unit employees when it comes to your working conditions, to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. The Agency knows this – after all, it’s the law, and the Agency also agreed to this when it negotiated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Union. Because Management attempted to negotiate directly with its employees, and did not afford them the right to have a Union representative present when it did so, Chapter 254 decided to remind Management of their obligations by filing a grievance to make sure this does not happen in the future. Continue reading “Your Union Fighting to Improve Your Working Conditions”
Here is the March-April 2018 issue of Status Call containing information on NTEU’s many important legal battles on behalf of federal employees. Please share it on NTEU bulletin boards per Article 9, Section 8, of the CBA. I already notified the employer.
The current edition of Status Call and back issues are available to NTEU members on www.NTEU.org. Log in at the top of the page, then click on “Workplace Rights” on the top menu bar and “Status Call” in the drop-down menu.