Contract Updates

RETIRED FEA EXEC DIR/GENERAL COUNSEL HT NGUYEN URGES MEMBERS TO VOTE “NO” ON DODEA’S PROPOSED OVERSEAS CONTRACT

October 11, 2020 The following statement to FEA members comes solely from H.T. Nguyen, who retired from FEA after 35 years of service to the Association and its members, including over 20 years as Executive Director/General Counsel: I am writing to you all out of my deep sense of loyalty and obligation to the Association… Read More

DETAILS ON DODEA’S PROPOSED OVERSEAS CONTRACT

October 8, 2020 As announced earlier this week, DoDEA has issued its proposal for a tentative agreement to replace the existing Negotiated Agreement between FEA and management, covering our Overseas bargaining unit. DoDEA’s full proposed agreement can be read here. FEA has prepared a summation of some of the most significant changes that would be… Read More

EUROPE, PACIFIC MEMBERS TO VOTE ON DODEA PROPOSAL FOR NEW OVERSEAS CONTRACT

October 7, 2020 FEA Active Members in Europe and the Pacific will vote next week on the harmful proposed contract put forth by DoDEA. DoDEA is claiming negotiations over a successor contract for the Overseas bargaining unit are now completed and a tentative agreement is ready for signature. FEA disagrees with DoDEA’s position that negotiations… Read more

OVERSEAS CONTRACT BARGAINING UPDATE #9

Contract Still Not Complete Following FSIP Decision, Additional Negotiations Needed Before Vote on Whether to Ratify posted September 17, 2020 As FEA informed the Overseas members last week, the Federal Services Impasses Panel (FSIP) issued a decision regarding proposals on which DoDEA management and FEA had not reached agreement during negotiations. With that said, FSIP… Read More

FSIP RULES HEAVILY IN MANAGEMENT’S FAVOR ON OVERSEAS AGREEMENT PROPOSALS

LEAVES SOME ISSUES UNRESOLVED posted September 10, 2020 The Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), this week, handed down a partial decision on the many proposals for which the parties have not reached agreement in negotiations on a successor Negotiated Agreement for FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit. FEA is reviewing the FSIP’s decision and will provide members… Read More

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #7

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #7 DODEA MANAGEMENT MOVES TO IMPOSE PUNITIVE OVERSEAS CONTRACT PROPOSALS ON WORKFORCE REELING FROM VIRUS SCARE   posted April 17, 2020 At a time when working conditions have never been more stressful and chaotic, DoDEA is asking a federal panel to assert jurisdiction over the remaining proposals for which the parties have… Read More

OVERSEAS CONTRACT BARGAINING UPDATE #6

posted January 26, 2020 MEDIATION TO RESUME ON OVERSEAS CONTRACT TALKS The members of FEA’s Overseas Bargaining Team and DoDEA’s bargaining team met for two weeks earlier this month with a federally appointed mediator, in an effort to reach common ground on the many contract proposals that remain unresolved. The two sides will resume work… 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

OVERSEAS BARGAINING UPDATE #5

FACE-TO-FACE SESSION CONCLUDES, MOST CONTENTIOUS ISSUES STILL REMAIN posted October 23, 2019 FEA members, last week, concluded six weeks of face-to-face bargaining with DoDEA management on a new negotiated agreement for the Overseas bargaining unit and now return home to continue with virtual bargaining through the remainder of 2019. FEA wishes to thank the following… Read More