The Virginia Professional Staff Association (VPSA) is calling for sanctions against the Virginia Education Association (VEA). The Virginia Education Association has engaged in a pattern of intimidation and escalation of bargaining proposals in the current round of bargaining. Additionally, VEA issued a “last package offer” to the VPSA bargaining team on 2/10/18 more than 6 […]
The California Staff Organization (CSO) and the California Associate Staff (CAS) want the California Teachers Association (CTA) to come back to the bargaining table and resolve issues regarding funding of the employees’ pension benefits. CTA has refused to set any bargaining dates until November. The sides have been bargaining since May when they decided the […]
Negotiations between NSO/AFSE/NEASO and NEA over modifying the NEA Pension Plan Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will resume on August 30 at 9 a.m.. Previous bargaining sessions produced no agreement by the teams’ self-imposed deadline of May 27. The current MOU guarantees that NEA will fully fund the Plan by 2021. A new MOU would continue NEA’s committment and assure the promise of a […]
The Denver UniServ Staff Organization (DUSO) is calling for sanctions against the Denver UniServ Unit (DUU) for anti-union behavior in posting an external vacancy for a new, full-time field manager position without their knowledge. According to NSO’s sanction policy, DUSO is asking that no NSO union member apply for the vacancy. DUSO is the in-house […]
Oregon PSO has lifted the sanctions on Oregon EA. The sanctions were imposed because of the termination without just cause of a UniServ Consultant and Professional Staff Organization (PSO) Labor Management Consultant. Lifting of the sanctions means fellow union brothers and sisters across the country can apply for and accept any staff position that become […]
It doesn’t look like there will be an agreement on a successor to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the NEA Pension Plan before NSO’s self-imposed May 27 deadline. No additional bargaining dates have been set, but NSO, AFSE and NEASO are committed to reaching a better agreement that includes a long-term funding policy. In […]
The message for affiliates when it comes to Friedrichs remains the same: “The best offense is a good defense.” Read the next issue of “Are You Ready?” for tips on how to make that happen in your affiliate.Then share the information with colleagues.
April 26 negotiations over the NEA Pension Plan Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) resulted in an agreement on the contribution rate for 2017 and to draft a successor MOU. The current MOU remains in effect until a successor agreement is approved. NSO President Chuck Agerstrand said, “I’m cautiously optimistic. NEA has relaxed some of their positions […]
NSO’s Insurance and Emerging Concerns Committee has just published its second in a series of communications regarding the Friedrichs case. Find out why a decision in this case matters to all affiliates.