Lunch and Learn on Awards per HHS Final Proposal on Term Bargaining

All HHS bargaining unit employees are invited to attend during their lunch break.

Clock on a pile of moneyAs we continue to dissect the final proposals from HHS regarding our CBA term negotiations, we will discuss its proposed termination of Awards from our CBA and what it will mean to you. We will also answer as many questions on this subject as time allows. Continue reading “Lunch and Learn on Awards per HHS Final Proposal on Term Bargaining”

Lunch and Learn on HHS Proposed Termination of Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)

Every HHS bargaining unit employee is welcome to tune in.

As we dissect the final proposals from HHS regarding our CBA term negotiations, we will discuss its proposed termination of alternative work schedules (AWS), including Credit Hours, from our CBA and what it will mean to you. We will also answer as many questions on this subject as time allows. Continue reading “Lunch and Learn on HHS Proposed Termination of Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)”

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”