Contract Updates

GOOD NEWS ON OVERSEAS CONTRACT

March 5, 2021 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Friday ordered federal agencies to renegotiate provisions of union contracts that contradict President Biden’s Executive Order rescinding a number of anti-union, anti-employee directives from the previous administration. In the case of contracts that are still being negotiated, such as the one for FEA’s Overseas bargaining… Read More

IMPASSES PANEL DISMISSED

February 4, 2021 This week, President Biden dismissed the members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP). This is a standard practice that usually occurs when a new administration takes over. At the conclusion of bargaining in late November 2020, DoDEA requested FSIP assistance to resolve multiple disputes in the negotiation of a new agreement… Read More

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #11

December 17, 2020 As we head into the winter break, the outcome of negotiations on a new Overseas contract remains up in the air. Following 30 days of renegotiations, which began after FEA Overseas members overwhelmingly voted in October to reject the tentative agreement, the two sides remain divided on many contract issues. DoDEA is… Read More

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #10

November 24, 2020 FEA and DoDEA recently completed 30 days of renegotiations on a successor Overseas contract but the two sides remain at impasse on a number of issues, including DoDEA’s efforts to lengthen the duty day. The FEA members who comprise our bargaining team again did a fantastic job articulating the priorities and concerns… Read More

OVERSEAS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS RESUME

October 29, 2020 Following the rejection of the tentative agreement by the members of our Overseas Bargaining Unit, an additional 30 days of bargaining is now underway, as dictated by the bargaining ground rules for the Overseas contract. Over 98 percent of those who voted rejected the tentative agreement. At this point, there are no… Read More

OVERSEAS MEMBERS REJECT DODEA’S PROPOSED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

October 20, 2020 FEA members have overwhelmingly rejected DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement for the Overseas bargaining unit. Of the Overseas members who participated in the vote on ratification, 98.4% voted “No” on DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement. FEA has informed DoDEA of our members’ rejection of management’s proposed Overseas tentative agreement and has proposed that negotiations… Read More

SUNDAY DEADLINE TO VOTE ON DODEA’s PROPOSED OVERSEAS TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

October 17, 2020 The deadline for FEA Active members in Cuba, Europe and the Pacific to vote on DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement is 11:59pm ET Sunday, October 18. If you have not yet voted, please do so now! To learn more about DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement prior to casting your vote, please go to FEA’s… Read More

REMINDER: VOTE NOW ON DODEA’S PROPOSED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

October 15, 2020 FEA Active Members in Europe, Cuba and the Pacific are reminded to vote on whether to approve or reject DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement for the FEA Overseas bargaining unit. An email containing a link to the official ballot has was sent to Active members in FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit earlier this week. Use… Read More

OVERSEAS MEMBERS: VOTE NOW ON DODEA’S PROPOSED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

October 13, 2020 FEA Active Members in Europe, Cuba and the Pacific may now cast their vote on whether to approve or reject DoDEA’s proposed tentative agreement for the FEA Overseas bargaining unit. An email containing a link to the official ballot has been sent to Active members in FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit. Use the… Read More

HOW WILL THE VOTE ON DODEA’S PROPOSED OVERSEAS TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WORK?

October 12, 2020 The ground rules imposed on the Overseas contract bargaining allow a very short time to conduct a vote on a tentative contract proposal. Therefore, we will conduct the vote electronically, using an online voting service that specializes in these types of elections. Overseas members will receive an invitation to vote via email,… Read More