Congressional Support for HHS Bargaining

Key House Committee Members urge HHS Secretary Azar to come back to the bargaining table with NTEU.

Thumb upYesterday, members of the House Education and Workforce Committee, which has jurisdiction over labor and workforce issues, sent a letter to Secretary Azar asking that he come back to the table and bargain in good faith with NTEU. Continue reading “Congressional Support for HHS Bargaining”

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”

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”