Congress has been working in recent months to pass FY19 appropriations bills in small groups, each called a “minibus,” after President Trump expressed displeasure in the spring at signing an omnibus appropriations bill, consisting of all 12 delayed FY18 bills, and stated that he would never do that again. As of today, both the Senate and House have passed the so-called minibus I, H.R. 5895, consisting of full year funding for the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding measures. The President is expected to sign the bill.
This week…. Read More
Yesterday's Washington Post carried an essay reflecting on NTEU and other federal unions' court challenge to President Trump's anti-employee, anti-union executive orders, characterizing the efforts as the real resistance to President Trump's illegal actions.
The article quotes NTEU President Tony Reardon…. Read More
Today, the President sent congressional leaders a formal letter transmitting an alternative pay plan for the calendar year 2019 pay raise for federal workers in the General Schedule that would block a pay raise for January 2019 and freeze current pay rates—both the annual across-the-board pay increase as well as locality pay rates. Read More
Under current law, the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, absent congressional action to establish a pay raise, the annual, across-the-board pay raise for most federal employee is set using a formula tied to the Department of Labor’s Employment Cost Index (ECI), which measures the rise in private sector pay. Under the formula prescribed under this law….
Recently, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee met to consider several anti-employee and anti-union bills.
The proposed bills would eliminate collective bargaining on Information Technology decisions, upend the role of the Merit Systems Protection Board…. Read More
This week NTEU argued its lawsuit challenging the May 25 Executive Orders (EOs) issued by President Trump. On Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge heard arguments from NTEU and other federal unions in the combined lawsuit challenging the three EOs. NTEU General Counsel Greg O’Duden argued….. Read More
Next Wednesday, NTEU will present arguments in our lawsuit against the President's anti-employee executive orders. These orders limit NTEU’s ability to represent employees, make it easier to fire hard-working employees where a manager and employee have a personality conflict, and restrict collective bargaining at government agencies. This undermines decades of federal law that govern labor-management relations in the federal sector.
NTEU is joining with other federal unions for a July 25 lunchtime rally…. Read More
The federal government should join the growing private sector trend and provide employees with paid leave for the arrival of a new child, National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon told Congress this week.
“When this movement began, we wanted the federal government to be a leader and model employer in providing this benefit to employees….. Read More
EPA recently announced its plan to eliminate all employees benefits at the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) in Gulf Breeze, Florida. In a letter to the National Association of Independent Labor (NAIL), EPA wrote in a June 18 email: “Effective [August 17, 2018], all terms, conditions and practices established by [the union collective bargaining agreement] cease to exist or be enforceable unless required by the Statute and applicable law.” Most employee protections…. Read More
On the anniversary of the Charlottesville violence, the same racist/nationalist group that perpetrated the Charlottesville violence will rally in DC near the White House. The rally, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12, could impact federal employees on Thursday, Friday, and Monday as rally participants arrive in DC.
NTEU Chapter 280, in an email to management today…. Read More
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that would provide federal workers with an average pay increase of 1.9 percent in 2019. While inflation has been at 2.8% for the 12 months preceding June 2018, 1.9% is better than the cuts proposed by the administration.
“When the administration says federal employees don’t deserve fair pay…. Read More
On April 6 we let you know about NTEU's win of retroactive transit subsidies benefits. There's been some confusion, however, due to a similar email from management on transit subsidy reimbursements unrelated to NTEU's victory.
There are two retroactive transit subsidies that are currently available to employees… Read More
DATE: 3/30/2018 Read More
SUBJECT: Notice of Nomination and Election of Chapter Officers, NTEU Chapter 280
FROM: NTEU Chapter 280 Nominations and Election Committee (John Ravenscroft, Chair; Victor Farren; Michele Indermark: Craig Beasley; Alan Margolis, Members)
TO: NTEU Chapter 280 Members
In accordance with Part IV of the NTEU Bylaws, this is the Official Notice for Nominations and Election of Officers for Chapter 280. Chapter 280 will hold an electronic, secret ballot election using ElectionsOnline beginning on May 22, 2018 for the following offices.....
NTEU Chapter 280 helps employees with many concerns. Most recently we worked to ensure safe and healthful working conditions were restored after a floor in the Reagan Building due to a leak in a water pipe.
Based upon our inspection, we discovered that either the new carpet, new paint, or carpet glue was off-gassing. Here's the email we sent to EPA facilities asking them to adopt remedial measures.... Read More