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INTERESTED IN SERVING AS FEA HCR Coordinator?

The current FEA State Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Coordinator has indicated she will be stepping down from her position. Under the FEA Constitution, the FEA Board of Directors is tasked with appointing a replacement to complete the current term for the HCR Coordinator, which will end on August 1, 2022. Any FEA Active member… 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

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

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