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07/05/2011

7/5/11: This weekend, NTEU and other members of the Federal-Postal Coalition sent this letter to President Obama and this one to Congressional leaders urging them to reject proposals that will require federal employees to shoulder a disproportionate share of our nation’s debt.  As you know,... Read more ...
07/03/2011
Article from the NTEU Bulletin: When NTEU Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman visits the district office of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), he knows to expect a substantive discussion about key workplace issues and NTEU legislative priorities.
"Barney Frank is the most knowledgeable person on Capitol... Read more ...
06/30/2011

6/30/11:  Last week, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman appointed a Fitness Center Committee to address issues related to the fitness center at the SEC's Headquarters building. The committee is chaired by Alton Turner, and the other members are Daniel Johnson, Maryse Mills-Apenteng, Jacob... Read more ...
06/30/2011

6/30/11: Under a proposal being discussed as part of the debt ceiling negotiations, federal employees could see a 5 to 6 percent reduction in their pay to increase employees' contribution to their pension plans. This proposal, which NTEU is strongly opposing, is already part of the House budget... Read more ...
06/29/2011

6/30/11: The SEC this week provided notice that it will be proposing cutting the SEC’s Student Loan Repayment Program as a “savings opportunity” in the agency's budget. The Union opposes this proposal, which would further diminish SEC employees' work-life benefits while saving the agency only a... Read more ...
06/25/2011

6/25/11: Last fall, the Union alerted federal employees about a proposal by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to create a new "system of records" known as a Health Claims Data Warehouse. This record-keeping system would have included personal information about enrollees in the Federal... Read more ...
06/25/2011

6/25/11: Last April, NTEU launched an effort to obtain a mid-year increase in the mileage deduction for business-related travel to account for rising fuel prices. While it is unusual to have a mid-year adjustment, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley wrote to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman,... Read more ...
06/21/2011

 6/22/11: Last month, NTEU Chapter 293 reported that the SEC had notified the Union that 1.9% merit pay awards, retroactive to January 2, 2011, would be processed by pay period 14, and that all employees who were employed at the SEC by August 31, 2010 and who received an "acceptable" rating would... Read more ...
06/21/2011

6/20/11: This letter sent on June 16th to the Vice President was signed by NTEU and other leaders of 12 labor organizations. The Unions were united in standing against the idea of increased contributions that unfairly target federal workers. They reminded the Vice President that federal employees... Read more ...
06/21/2011

 6/22/11: A funding measure marked up by an important House subcommittee late last week fails   fails to recognize the need for sufficient funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) according to... Read more ...
06/21/2011
6/22/11: In an unexpected shift, SEC management has opened the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations pursuing an aggressive new strategy intended to achieve give-backs and reductions in many of the important work-life benefits and rights that are currently enjoyed by SEC employees. The... Read more ...
06/08/2011

6/8/11: Another anti-federal employee bill (H.R. 2114) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Chairman Darrell Issa. Joining him as cosponsors of the bill are Representatives Dennis Ross (R-FL), Chairman of the Federal Workforce Subcommittee, and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), former... Read more ...
06/05/2011

6/5/11: The failure to consider that federal agencies will have to shift the work of the public to unaccountable private contractors if their staffs are slashed significantly undercuts proposals to freeze or reduce the federal workforce, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley told a House... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of these Leadership Awards was Attorney Adviser Ronesha Butler from the Division of Trading and Markets.... Read more ...
05/22/2011

5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was PLRO Staff Accountant Michael Nally.

Michael was recognized for his work on... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs during this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was MIRO Attorney Terry Tennant.
Terry was recognized for his work on Chapter 293'... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs during this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was CHRO Securities Compliance Examiner Tom Conroy.
Tom was recognized for his... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was SFRO Securities Compliance Examiner Jeff Lyttle.
Jeff was recognized for his work on... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards was OIA attorney Michael Moore.
Michael serves as Chapter 293's Chief Steward. He was... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards were Olga Cruz-Ortiz, Cate Whiting and Ken Wijesinghe from the Division of Enforcement.... Read more ...
05/22/2011

5/22/11: During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of these Leadership Awards was Al Capute of the Office of General Counsel.

In addition to his... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11:  During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards were Joel Crepea and Azam Riaz from the New York Regional Office.
 Azam was recognized... Read more ...
05/22/2011
 5/22/11:  During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards were James Giugliano, Corey Jennings, Veronica Lewis, Kate McHale, Kevin Stertzel, Dean... Read more ...
05/22/2011
5/22/11:  During NTEU's steward training conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work on national programs this past year. Among the recipients of these Leadership Awards was Pat Copeland of the Division of Investment Management.
Pat was recognized for... Read more ...

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