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 the hard work put in by their fellow employees who volunteered to negotiate with management over issues related to the move -- and frequently faced stiff opposition from management on a variety of issues. Nevertheless, they were able to get you the benefits and services that you deserve, including the new canteen, the child development center, the fitness center, the health unit, lactation facilities, and pantries with refrigerators and microwaves. Chapter 293 representatives are continuing to push management to fulfill its obligation to provide credit union membership to Station Place employees.
NTEU is extremely proud of its important role in these negotiations – a great example of how NTEU fights for employee rights and benefits every day. Without strong union advocacy to push SEC management to do the right thing, you would never enjoy a myriad of important benefits like these. Thanks to the members of the negotiating team, Dean Suehiro, Pat Copeland, Barbara Rew, Joyce Mason, Alif Dhanidina and Michael Piacsek for all of their hard work.