Written by NTEU Assistant Counsel and National Field Representative Doug Sanders
As the National Field Representative for NTEU Chapter 254, I am fortunate to enjoy so many aspects of my job –assisting employees to better their working conditions, working with all of you to come up with forward-thinking ideas to advance the FDA’s mission, negotiating better arrangements both locally and nationally so that you receive the professional treatment you deserve, just to name some. One distinct pleasure was to see NTEU National President Tony Reardon in action with our employees in Dallas, and to hear so many of you voice to him your ideas, concerns, frustrations, and dedication to your federal service. Continue reading “Tony’s Dallas Visit”
NTEU has received notice from the FSIP that it has decided to assert jurisdiction over many of the HHS term table articles.
As you know, after only two days of bargaining, HHS asked the federal agency charged with resolving bargaining impasses to impose its proposals to gut our contract, including eliminating rights and benefits like telework, AWS, and leave provisions. NTEU opposed HHS’ request, because there had been no bargaining at all, on HHS’ part, much less legitimate reasons offered for eliminating these important rights. Meanwhile, HHS and FDA employees across the country have expressed their opposition to HHS’ proposals in many ways. Continue reading “Update on Term Bargaining”