6/27/13: NTEU Chapter 293 has formally requested bargaining with the SEC over two new commuter programs, a bicycle program that would provide subsidies to SEC employees who regularly commute to work via bicycle, and a parking program that would allow SEC employees to pay for parking on a pre-tax basis.
Both of these programs would benefit SEC commuters. The parking subsidy program is one that NTEU has successfully implemented in the IRS and OCC.
"We hope that the SEC will bargain over these programs in good faith," Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman noted this morning. "We submitted the parking proposal in May, and have yet to receive a counter proposal from management. If necessary, we will take the matter to the Federal Service Impasses Panel for resolution. The FSIP recently ruled in NTEU's favor on a similar proposal at the IRS, ordering the IRS to implement a pre-tax parking program."