Stateside

FEA-STATESIDE REGION 1ST QUARTER NEWSLETTER SY 2021-2022

Diane Gibbs, FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter, FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs, FEA-SR General Counsel Director’s Corner – Welcome back to SY 2021-2022! I hope everyone was able to enjoy their time off with family and friends. It helps to make the transition back to work much easier. The Delta variant is a very… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 4TH QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner Every year, the cold of winter melts away and spring brings a new beginning. We see trees and flowers showing off their new spring fashions and the animals are becoming more active after a long winter’s nap. Among the flurry of activity and beauty all around us, there are some things that spoil… Read More

FEA-SR DIRECTOR RAISES 24-HOUR ISSUE WITH PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY

FEA Director for DDESS Diane Gibbs, attending a White House gathering on July 4th, made sure to use her face time with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to inform them of the unlawful implementation of the unpaid 24-hour mandate in DoDEA Americas schools, including the recently announced schedule changes in the Southeast… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 3RD QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner: What if DoDEA’s policy of not offering Weather and Safety Leave to its employees to mitigate the spread of COVID were an episode of “What Would You Do?” Picture it… An educator is in a public setting wearing a mask, crying and talking to her best friend who is also her colleague. She… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 2ND QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner: I wish that I could start off this update with more positive news about DoDEA’s response to COVID, but I can’t. Cases in our schools continue to rise as the country has entered the third and worst wave of the pandemic. Instead of switching to or remaining in remote learning, all but two… Read More

AUGUST 2020 FEA STATESIDE NEWSLETTER

Diane Gibbs – FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter – FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs – FEA-SR General Counsel Director’s Corner DoDEA didn’t create COVID 19 but they are responsible for how they respond to the learning and working conditions it has created for students and teachers. If I had to grade DoDEA in the… Read More

MARCH 2020 FEA STATESIDE NEWSLETTER

Jane Loggins – FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter – FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs – FEA-SR General Counsel We are living in challenging times. Stateside educators have faced so much in the last year. Now, we are facing another confusing and frightening time. As our nation struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers… Read More

MANAGEMENT APPEALS FEA-SR CONTRACT RULING

From Ben Hunter, FEA-SR General Counsel: posted February 3, 2020 DoDEA has filed an appeal with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) over Arbitrator Orkin’s decision that declared the Agency’s unilateral implementation of a successor Master Labor Agreement to be an Unfair Labor Practice. FEA-SR is disappointed DoDEA Director Tom Brady made the decision to… Read More

FEBRUARY 2020 FEA STATESIDE NEWSLETTER

JANE LOGGINS – FEA Director for DDESS BEN HUNTER – FEA-SR General Counsel ANGELIA STUBBS – FEA-SR General Counsel FEA SR HCR Election Update — The FEA SR Human Civil Rights Coordinator will be elected by the active membership of FEA SR in the next few weeks. Nominations are open until February 26. Any active member may be nominated… Read More

ARBITRATOR RULES DDESS ILLEGALLY IMPLEMENTED SUCCESSOR MLA

posted January 2, 2020 An arbitrator ruled today that DDESS acted illegally by prematurely implementing an unsigned successor agreement on employees in its Stateside bargaining unit and the agency must continue to comply with the existing 2005 Master Labor Agreement while negotiations on a successor MLA continue. The decision by arbitrator Neal Orkin is a… Read More