01 Dec Afge Master Agreement Ssa
After more than a year of tense negotiations, the Social Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees have finally agreed on a new six-year contract. In October and November, the EU and the Agency agreed on Articles 3 (workers` rights), 16 (training) and 31 (leave). It is important that the Union has retained the language in Article 3, Section 2.A, which obliges management to treat workers fairly and equitably in all aspects of personnel management, regardless of protected class status. When the parties focused on Article 9 in November, the Agency abruptly changed its attitude towards the Union. Despite the progress made by the parties in October and November, the Agency stated that the Union was not acting quickly enough. The UNION replied that the basic rules gave the parties to the negotiations until 1 March 2019 and that the parties had just agreed on three articles, in addition to many articles in the previous months. Apart from this, the Agency did not show any interest in the Union`s proposals the rest of the week and asked the Ombudsman to release the parties to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP). The EU rejected this request on the basis of the Agency`s basic rules and negotiating behaviour. On February 16, 1999, the VA Center ended negotiations on its decision to cover POP 24/7, when Taylor, the VA Centre`s chief negotiator, abruptly announced that the CENTRE WAS “finished” to negotiate.
Almost immediately, AFGE, Local 940, requested that negotiations continue with the assistance of a federal mediator. Taylor objected on the grounds that the obligation to negotiate was not mandatory for VA Center, since the object in question was inoperable. On March 15, 1999, the VA Center implemented its decision when 10 of the 18 IT operators qualified for this work were permanently assigned to a new mission that it had to work on for the first time on the weekend. Prior to the implementation of this change, IT operators had been working on a Monday-Friday schedule and had never been permanently used to work a weekend. The FMCS congratulated the agency and the union on the agreement between the two parties. When the parties negotiate restrictions or conditions on the exercise of their legal rights, the Authority has decided that the contract interpretation test issued in the IRS applies. Thus, the Authority must interpret the importance of these tariff clauses to the same standards and principles that arbitrators interpret in the interpretation of contracts at both the federal and private levels, as well as by federal courts, in accordance with section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. The IRS authority stressed that the importance of the agreement should ultimately depend on the intent of the parties. The intention of the parties is to give a dominant weight, whether that intention is motivated by the language of the clause itself, by the conclusions arising from the contract as a whole or by extrinsic evidence. IRS, 47 FLRA to 1110. (7) AFGE proposed the language of Article 44, paragraph 1, under c), above, of the mid-term negotiation, in order to apply specifically to the doctrine “covered” by the Authority`s directive, which limited negotiations and that the local party was able to address a subject already addressed in the existing collective agreement.
(3) Gage led the debate for the union on the issue. The new agreement gives a bank 125,000 hours of official time – half the official time afGE bank representatives had under the previous contract, but 75,000 hours more than what gave the deadlock in its recent decision. At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland, 47 FLRA 1004 (1993) (SSA), FLRA stated that an agency was not required to negotiate if the purpose of a union`s bargaining request was covered or contained by the parties` collective agreement.