UMAD has set unfair conditions for issues such as telecommuting, working time, basic working hours, official EU time, EU use of agency resources, complaints, EU levies, bonuses, promotions and other conditions. Council 238 lodged an appeal and the Agency proposed to negotiate and negotiate a limited number of articles in the UMAD if Council 238 drops the appeal. The agreed negotiating and negotiating teams of both parties began negotiations on 15 articles or articles on January 7, 2020 and ended on March 13, 2020. The parties agreed on decisions on 11 of these articles; the rest went to mediation, where two were resolved. The last two articles are now decided separately by a committee of deadlock. If you would like to become a local 704 member, contact email@example.com. This is a great time to get involved. As soon as negotiations begin, the parties will negotiate continuously from Monday to Friday for a period of up to seventy-five (75) calendar days or until an agreement is reached, depending on what is earlier. We don`t have time to be demoralized! Other ways to act: Visit www.afge.org/fightback.
Read the EO summary. See also July/August 2018 – Vol. LXXXVII No. 4 AFGE The Government Standard edition dedicated to EOs 2018. When it comes to research materials, printing as a search tool is much easier to use than electronic versions. The employer has more than sufficient financial and human resources as the Union, and could therefore easily absorb the costs and devote the time necessary to copy the research documents and make them available to the Union. If the employer imposes updates, the employer and the Union would use the latest versions of the reference materials. With regard to bargaining meetings, most of the members of the Union`s negotiating team are elected union officials who, in addition to the negotiating team, also have representation obligations to the staff of the bargaining units. Limiting the negotiating sessions to three days a week would allow these EU officials to deal with other representation issues and avoid any unforeseen interruptions to the negotiating sessions. While the Union has other representatives and administrators who could deal with certain issues of representation, the Union representatives on the negotiating team are the most experienced and therefore better able to deal with complex representation issues such as undesirable measures, which are frequent. Negotiating 3 days a week for 10 hours a day is a considerable amount of time that you have to spend at the table each week; the proposed timetable would allow the parties to devote most of their time each week to negotiating a successor MCBA.