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Overseas Members Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement

By an overwhelming 2-to-1 margin, FEA members in the Overseas bargaining unit have approved the proposed tentative agreement presented to them. Of the Overseas members who participated in the vote, 1171 (67%) voted “YES” and 579 (33%) voted “NO”. In total, 1750, or 58 percent, of eligible Overseas members voted on the proposed agreement. FEA… Read More

Big Salary Gains Under New 22-23 Overseas Schedules

April 14, 2023 Classroom teacher pay in DoDEA’s Overseas schools will increase an average of 5.27 percent under School Year 2022-2023 salary schedules that were finalized this week. The increase more than doubles the average raise for teachers last year and is higher than any salary boost teachers have received in the past 25 years.… Read More

The LQA Changes in the Overseas Tentative Agreement Explained

April 11th, 2023 As you may know, FEA Overseas members are currently voting on the proposed tentative agreement (TA) for the Overseas bargaining unit. FEA has received some questions on language in the TA that would change the rules for employees who have received 10 years of LQA (Living Quarters Allowance) for a home they… Read More

FEA Recommends Overseas Members Vote “YES” on Tentative Agreement

April 10th, 2023 The Federal Education Association recommends Active Overseas Members in Europe (including Cuba) and the Pacific vote to approve the proposed tentative agreement (TA) that FEA and DoDEA have negotiated for the Overseas bargaining unit. As a reminder, the vote window opened on April 3rd and will close on April 17th and Overseas members should… Read More

FEA Virtual Meetings on the Overseas Tentative Agreement

Get your questions answered to prepare your vote To answer questions Overseas members might have about the Overseas Tentative Agreement, FEA will be conducting virtual meetings, run by District or Area leaders, over the coming days. As a reminder, the online vote will be held from April 3-17, so if you have a question that… Read More

FEA Members Elect Three Area Directors

Ballots for the three FEA Area Director offices were tallied March 28, 2023, in Washington DC. The following individuals were declared the winners of their respective races. FEA Pacific Area Director - James "Mike" Adair FEA Europe Area Director - Anita Lang FEA Director for DDESS - Alan Danahy The election tally can be found… Read More

View the Full Tentative Agreement for the Overseas Bargaining Unit

FEA and DoDEA have reached tentative agreement on a proposed new contract for the FEA Overseas bargaining unit. FEA will be asking members in the Overseas unit to vote on ratification of the tentative agreement in an election to be held April 3-17, 2023. FEA members in the Overseas unit will be sent an email on… Read More

Questions and Answers About the Proposed Tentative Agreement for the Overseas Bargaining Unit

March 26, 2023   Q: Why do we need a new contract? A: The existing negotiated agreement for FEA’s Overseas bargaining unit (Europe, Cuba and the Pacific) dates back to 1989 and expired in 1992, though it was continuously rolled over by mutual agreement between FEA and DoDEA until DoDEA exercised its right to reopen… Read More

NOTICE OF RATIFICATION VOTE ON TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR OVERSEAS BARGAINING UNIT

March 21st, 2023 FEA and DoDEA have reached tentative agreement on a proposed new contract for the FEA Overseas bargaining unit. FEA will be asking members in the Overseas unit to vote on ratification of the tentative agreement in an election to be held April 3-17, 2023. FEA and DoDEA are reviewing the draft tentative… Read More

FEA Advocacy Leads to Special Quarters Allowance for Escalating Utility Expenses

March 15th, 2023 After FEA and NEA advocacy helped bring about the benefit, DoDEA is now implementing a Special Quarters Allowance (SQA) for LQA-eligible employees to meet escalating utility expenses. Since 2022, the war in Ukraine and supply chain issues have resulted in global increases in energy expenses. For many DoDEA employees who rely on… Read More