Union News Archive

10/06: The website you are currently viewing replaces Chapter 293's old website. This new site will prominently feature more news on the home page, as well as a great deal of additional content and information. It will be updated more frequently than in the past.
The new site includes a news "Headlines" area, in which new stories will appear at the top of the page. Recent headlines will also appear on the home page, indicating new material that is available on the site. In addition, a new navigation bar with a search feature is available on the left of the site, making it easier to find... Read more ...
10/06: As you know, NTEU had been bargaining with SEC management for a new compensation agreement for months without reaching agreement. Due to SEC management proposals that NTEU believed were in violation of federal labor law, the parties failed to reach agreement on a new compensation package.
In the federal sector, once an impasse in negotiations is reached, the Federal Services Impasses Panel of seven presidential appointees (who are not subject to Senate confirmation) makes a final decision in the matter. Since 2001, the current Panel has consistently ruled in favor of management and... Read more ...
10/06: Chapter 293's Term Contract Bargaining Team, which consists of NTEU Chief Negotiator Jurmell James and Chapter 293 members Greg Gilman, Veronica Lewis, Katie Nix, Dean Suehiro and Simmenetta Williams, will meet with management in Washington, D.C., for further negotiating sessions in early November regarding the terms of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
During the negotiating sessions in October, the parties discussed the following provisions: Article 7 (Work Schedules), Article 19 (Training), Article 20 (Employee Orientation), Article 22 (Health and Safety), Article 39 (Union... Read more ...
10/06: Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman has named Katie Nix to serve as Chief Steward, and Marshall Gandy to serve as Regional Chief Steward.
Katie Nix is an accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance at Headquarters, where she has long served as a Steward. She is also currently a member of Chapter 293's Term Agreement Bargaining Team, which is charged with negotiating many of the rights and benefits that will be enjoyed by SEC employees over the next few years. Katie will assume the responsibilities of the chapter's Chief Steward, but her primary focus will be upon representational... Read more ...
10/06: President's Perspective – from Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman - The Merit Pay Process
In what has become a late summer ritual at the SEC, the agency recently distributed annual Merit Pay step increases to employees. Unlike in the past, however, this year the Executive Director’s Office sent an e-mail message to all employees notifying them that the overall funds available for Merit Pay increases were limited this year. Some senior managers also have notified their employees that, as a result of the limited funding, although the average Merit Pay increase in prior years was... Read more ...