In late November, SEC Chairman Chris Cox and NTEU National President Colleen Kelley signed the SEC’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement with NTEU. The new contract, which contains a number of key improvements, became effective as of November 27, 2007. Copies of the CBA are currently being distributed to all employees at the agency – ask your administrative contact if you have not yet received your copy. The contract also may be reviewed on the Resources page of Chapter 293's website, www.secunion.org.
Most of the terms of the new CBA are now in effect. However, two important new provisions will become effective early in 2008 – the new 4-10 schedule will be available to employees on January 26, 2008, and the new expanded telework provisions will be available on February 26, 2008. Chapter 293 leaders will be working closely with the SEC to ensure that these alternative working arrangements are made available to employees in a fair and equitable fashion.
In January, Chapter 293 and the SEC also will be appointing members to a committee to implement the new upward mobility provisions, as well as to the new Leave Bank Board. Please let us know if you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the provisions of the new contract.