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11/02/2007
On October 9, Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.) spoke to SEC employees at the invitation of Chapter 293. He appeared at the Boston Regional Office and his remarks were video-conferenced to all of the SEC’s offices. Congressman Frank is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, which... Read more ...
11/02/2007
In October, NTEU welcomed legislation in Congress that would reinstate the partnership concept that served federal labor and management so well prior to 2001. “The Federal Labor-Management Partnership Act of 2007 holds great promise for federal employees, their agencies and our country,” NTEU... Read more ...
11/02/2007
In September, NTEU won an important legal victory against the SEC’s pay-for-performance system in a case that challenged the agency’s implementation of its 2003 merit pay program. In a decision dated September 4, Arbitrator James Harkless found that the SEC’s subjective program for awarding merit... Read more ...
11/02/2007
On Thursday, October 25, the membership of NTEU Chapter 293 voted almost unanimously to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final vote result, which was certified by NTEU Counsel Michael Piacsek, was 99.8% in favor of the new contract. Chapter 293's leadership appreciates this strong... Read more ...
10/25/2007
President's Perspective, October 2007: This afternoon, the membership of NTEU Chapter 293 voted almost unanimously to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final vote result, which was certified by NTEU Counsel Michael Piacsek, was 99.8% in favor of the new contract. We appreciate... Read more ...
10/21/2007
10/18/07: NTEU National President Colleen Kelley today welcomed legislation in both the House and Senate that would reinstate the partnership concept that served federal labor and management so well before it was abandoned by this administration very early in its tenure. “The Federal Labor-... Read more ...
10/18/2007
10/18/07: NTEU played a key role more than a decade ago in reforming the Hatch Act. NTEU President Colleen Kelley today reflected on the considerable positive impact those changes have had in fostering greater participation by federal employees in the nation’s civic life.
The Hatch Act governs the... Read more ...
10/17/2007
NTEU has received questions from members regarding press reports that a health care plan recently proposed by Senator Hillary Clinton would open up FEHBP plans to nonfederal enrollees potentially raising premiums.
NTEU has confirmed that, under this proposed plan, federal enrollees in FEHBP would... Read more ...
10/16/2007
10/16/07: Our new collective bargaining agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a testimony to the hard work and dedication that the NTEU bargaining team brought to the negotiations table during a difficult bargaining environment. NTEU's team consisted of Chapter 293 members Greg... Read more ...
10/16/2007
WHEN: On Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST, NTEU Chapter 293 members will vote on ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. (Members in Washington may want to arrive between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to ensure that their names are checked prior to 1:00 PM).
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10/16/2007



10/16/07: Our new collective bargaining agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a testimony to the hard work and dedication that the NTEU bargaining team brought to the negotiations table during a difficult bargaining environment. NTEU's team consisted of Chapter 293 members... Read more ...
10/15/2007
10/15/07: As the National President of NTEU, Colleen Kelley serves on the Federal Salary Council (FSC or Council), an advisory body created under the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) to advise the President’s Pay Agent on implementation of the locality pay program established by FEPCA... Read more ...
10/10/2007
On Thursday, October 25, 2007, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST, there will be a meeting of all members of NTEU Chapter 293 for the purpose of ratifying the newly negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement. At Headquarters, members should meet at the Auditorium. Members in the regions should check their... Read more ...
10/09/2007
10/9/07: Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.) spoke to SEC employees this afternoon at the invitation of Chapter 293. He appeared at the Boston Regional Office and his remarks were video-conferenced to all of the SEC’s offices. Congressman Frank, shown here with Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman, is the... Read more ...
10/04/2007
10/4/07: NTEU and the SEC have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement at the agency. This agreement was negotiated by Chapter 293’s CBA negotiating team, consisting of Chapter 293 members Greg Gilman, Veronica Lewis, Katie Nix, Dean Suehiro and Netta Williams, and... Read more ...
10/04/2007
10/4/07: Federal employees now make an average of 23 percent less in salaries than their counterparts in the private sector, according to new data released yesterday by the Federal Salary Council (FSC).
That federal employees earn less than employees doing similar work in the private sector has... Read more ...
09/28/2007
9/28/07: Late yesterday, in a vote of 94-1, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 52, the FY 2008 Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the government agencies at FY 2007 levels until November 16, 2007. Earlier, as reported yesterday, the House passed the resolution by 404-14. The measure now goes to the... Read more ...
09/27/2007
9/27/07: On September 30, 2007, the federal government’s fiscal year ends. Since 1995 when, under then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Congress failed to pass measures funding the government and many agencies shut down, NTEU members have been anxious as to the possibility of another shut down.
The... Read more ...
09/21/2007
9/21/07: The SEC has yet to provide aggregate merit pay distribution information, broken down by office, division and type of employee. Nor has the SEC provided the preliminary recommendations on ratings that employees’ supervisors provided to the compensation committees (the so-called transmittal... Read more ...
09/21/2007
9/21/07: With the opening of the new union-negotiated canteen at Station Place this week, now is a good time to reflect upon the important representation that Chapter 293 provided to SEC employees in Washington in connection with the Station Place move negotiations. Many employees may be unaware of... Read more ...
09/18/2007
9/18/07: An important House subcommittee has marked up legislation containing provisions that would strengthen and expand the rights of federal employees and members of the military — including allowing retirees from both groups to use pre-tax income to pay health insurance premiums. At present,... Read more ...
09/17/2007
9/17/07: Mark your calendars -- training by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is scheduled to occur December 10-12 at SEC Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 293 requested in past Labor-Management Relations Committee meetings that this AICPA training be webcast for... Read more ...
09/14/2007
9/14/07: NTEU President Colleen Kelley today called on the Senate to join the House in approving legislation that would expand voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia by providing them with voting representation in the House of Representatives.
In a letter to senators, President... Read more ...
09/14/2007
9/13/07: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announcement today that the increase in health insurance premiums for enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) will average 2.1 percent in 2008 is severely undercut by the stunning 8.5 percent average increase in premiums... Read more ...

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