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NTEU joins the nation in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October15.
This week, Republicans on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), which determines funding for the Treasury Department, including the SEC, IRS and other NTEU-represented agencies, and has jurisdiction over government-wide employee issues, approved their FY 2024 FSGG appropriations bill. Democrats on the subcommittee all opposed the bill due to, among other things, the significant funding cuts included in the bill that go beyond the cuts agreed to in the debt limit deal earlier this month. The bill now moves to the full Appropriations... Read more ...
If there was a silver lining to the pandemic at the SEC it was this: over three years, frontline staff demonstrated beyond any doubt that the Agency is able to meet its mission successfully working almost 100% remotely. Nevertheless, Chair Gensler’s irrational hostility to telework continues to be a source of frustration for hardworking frontline staff. Last week, SEC senior management summarily denied the first grievance filed by the Union over a denial of an employee’s request to participate in the new Remote Telework Program. In so doing, senior management fabricated an improper standard... Read more ...
Under Article 22, Section 18, of the union’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement at the SEC, the union has established a Joint Working Group with management to explore ideas on how the SEC can best support employees through the processes of adoption, surrogacy, and infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization procedures. The union is pleased to announce that the union’s team for this Joint Working Group will be: Lance Alworth, Dan Barry, David Cohen, Neil Fazel, Trisha Sindler Fuchs, Greg Gilman, Betsy Lamirand, Julie Preuitt, and Michael Watson.  Our team is looking forward to... Read more ...

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"May I offer my congratulations to the members of organized labor on this 1960 Labor Day. American labor has insisted upon, and won, the highest wages and best working conditions in the world. You have not been content to sit still and let well enough alone.You have shown that high living standards can be won within the context of freedom. "
--John F. Kennedy, Special Labor Day Message, 1960
As we approach Labor Day weekend, we often receive messages wishing us well, and reminding us to have a nice barbecue with our families and friends. We just wanted to take the opportunity this Labor Day... Read more ...
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"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
--Albert Einstein
The leadership of NTEU Chapter 293 wish you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day! On the Fourth, let us keep those who fought for our freedom—standing and fallen—at the forefront of our minds. Have a great weekend and stay safe!
Juneteenth National Independence Day is Monday, June 19. NTEU will join the nation in celebrating this important holiday marking the end of slavery. 
Happy Pride Month from Chapter 293!
House Building
This week, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would temporarily increase the debt limit in exchange for, among other things, capping FY 2024 funding to last year’s level, severely limiting future increases, and rescinding more than $71 billion of the $80 billion provided to the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).  
The bill, H.R. 2811, would have a devastating impact on the ability of NTEU-represented agencies to provide critical services to the American people. Following years of budget cuts that led to staffing shortages and hampered the ability of many... Read more ...
Now that Return to Office has occurred, the union is receiving questions from employees who are assigned to the SEC’s Headquarters in DC regarding office assignments. Some of you are SP3 employees who will be losing your SP3 office space soon. Others are newer employees who have no office assignment yet. Still others are employees with more seniority who want the option to move to a better office than they currently occupy. This update is intended to provide you the best information currently available to the union on HQ office assignments.
We want you to know that the union has been working... Read more ...