Telework Arbitration Victory

An arbitrator ordered the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals to approve requests from Attorney-Advisors for a four-day telework schedule.

photo of woman using her notebook computer at homeI am pleased to share this arbitration decision sustaining NTEU’s grievance challenging the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)’s denial of a fourth weekly telework day to two Attorney-Advisors in Irvine, California. Although there are other four-day telework arrangements around, this is the first decision in which OMHA was ordered to grant four telework days per week by an arbitrator. Continue reading “Telework Arbitration Victory”

Thoughts on HHS Contract Proposals on Your Workplace Rights from your National Field Representative

All Federal Employees Have it Tough, but FDA Employees are Being Unfairly Targeted by HHS

NTEU Field Representative and Assistant Counsel Doug Sanders
NTEU Field Representative Doug Sanders

As the National Field Representative for NTEU Chapter 254, I know first-hand how important the work of the employees of the FDA is to protecting my food supply and ensuring the safety of medicines that keep us all safe and healthy. Your dedication and expertise is paramount to keep our country secure. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your service to the United States of America. Continue reading “Thoughts on HHS Contract Proposals on Your Workplace Rights from your National Field Representative”

Executive Order Litigation—Government Appeal

The government has appealed the federal district court’s decision on the anti-union Executive Orders.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

You will recall that, on August 24, a federal district court invalidated 13 provisions in three anti-union Executive Orders issued on May 25. That sweeping victory was due to the litigation efforts of NTEU and other unions who filed lawsuits challenging those provisions.

Last night, the government appealed the district court’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. NTEU expected this move. And NTEU is prepared to defend our victory. Continue reading “Executive Order Litigation—Government Appeal”