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Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement
Between AFGE and TSA Management - November 2016
Version 2.0

AFGE Council 100 Mark-ups are highlighted in Yellow

Our Grievances are based on what’s in the Agreement.

Pluses and Minuses: This is as far as our negotiators were able to go. 

 If we vote “YES” – This is our second and FINAL bite at the apple.

 If we vote “NO”, THERE IS NO CONTRACT - ONLY MANAGEMENT DIRECTIVES


"Punch List" Comments are
HERE


Voting Schedule at MSP:


Monday - Nov 15, 2016 -
    T-2
    0900 - 1200  and  1600 - 1830


Wednesday - May 17, 2016
-
    T-1 Lower Level Breakroom
    0830 - 1100 
    1200 - 1400

    1630 - 1900

Friday - May 19, 2016
-
    T-1 Lower Level Breakroom
    0900 - 1200  and  1500 - 1700

Voting at the Spoke Airports in
Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
will be done by Mail-In Ballots
distributed at the work-place


IT IS IMPORTANT TO VOTE!
 
NOT VOTING
IS NEITHER AN AUTOMATIC “YES” OR “NO”.
NOT VOTING MEANS “NOTHING”
 
YOU CAN VOTE BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR SHIFT
OR DURING YOUR BREAK.
YOU CANNOT VOTE
WHILE YOU ARE ON DUTY!
 
ALL BARGAINING UNIT MEMBERS CAN VOTE,
WHETHER YOU ARE A UNION MEMBER OR NOT.
except:
Employees hired after 10/3/2016 are not eligible to vote on this contract

 
PLEASE SUPPORT THE UNION EFFORTS –

PREVIOUS ELECTION
Rejected by 90%


Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement
Between AFGE and TSA Management - March 2016
Version 1.0

AFGE Council 100 Mark-ups are highlighted in Yellow

Our Grievances are based on what’s in the Agreement.

Pluses and Minuses: Is this the best we can do?


Celia Hahn's "Cliff's Notes" Comments are HERE

If we vote “Yes” – we are stuck with this for 3 more years.

 If we vote “NO”,

We are telling TSA Management to go back to the bargaining table – We want better!


The Oversight & Government Reform Committee of the US Congress House of Representatives held a three hour Hearing on April 27, 2016 which they called,

"Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part I"

Testifying were:
Jay Brainard, FSD – Kansas, Office of Security Operations
Mark Livingston, Program Manager, Office of the Chief Risk Officer
Drew Rhodes, AFSD – MSP

 Congressional Hearing 2016-04

Our AFGE Local 899 President Celia Hahn was present in the audience. (above, middle row, left side)

In the last couple of minutes in his testimony, in order to improve employee moral and trust, FSD Brainard asked the Committee to end high stakes annual testing for TSA screeners.
There was no commitment from any Committee members to do so during the hearing.

Committee comments and a video of the complete three hour hearing can be found here.



AFGE for TSA Screeners
AFGE TSA Orientation Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8XKDcCr-WQ

Seeking Title 5 Rights for TSO Screeners
Title 5 of the United States Code outlines the role of nearly all government organization and employees (except TSO's) in the United States Code. Title 5 was first enacted in 1966. TSO's were deliberately left out of these rights and protections.

The Air Transportation Security Act (ATSA) established the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2001.  TSA management applied the ATSA to exempt TSO screeners from Title 5 rights and protections, while all other TSA employees, including managers, are covered by Title 5 rights and protections.

Congress Members Thompson and Lowey Introduce HR 4488

Ask Your Congress Member to Co-Sponsor HR 4488

HR 4488 - Introduced February 2016

HR 1881 - Introduced in 2009

AFGE White Paper - TSA, Still Troubled 2016-02

Airport security workers, TSA in the throes of legal battles

Here

Photos from the Service at Ft Snelling National Cemetery for Jeff Hayden,
VP AFGE Local 899
7 July 2015

Here

LOOKING FOR YOUR IDEAS TO IMPROVE OUR WORKING CONDITIONS
[expired]

Survey Link
here

The Collective Bargaining Agreement between TSA and AFGE will be re-negotiated this fall.

For most Federal agencies, the rules and proceedures for Collective Bargaining are established un Title 5 of Federal Law.
When Congress set up TSA, we were deliberately excluded from that long established Law.
Instead, we must negotiate under the limited provisions of the Determinations written by the past Administrator Pistole - our rights are limited.

In any case - we will do everything we can to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that:
1) makes TSA a more livable environment to accomplish our mission,
2) betters our working conditions,
3) protects our rights to due process,
4) improves morale,
5) strengthens our team and communications,
6) rewards our commitment to our work.

Details of what we may negotiate are found on pages 7 and 8 of the Determination - below.

There are many things we prohibited from negotiating. Some examples are:
a) pay,
b) promotions and demotions,
c) security policies and procedures,
d) deployment,
e) "annual certification requirement, testing and consequences of failure,"
f) and others. (See the Determination page 8 - below.)

Additionally, we may have opportunities to present new ideas for bargaining.

We are asking you for your suggestions.

Please use this "2015 AFGE TSA Contract Survey" or the link above to give us your feedback and suggestions.
We are happy to hear from you whether you are an AFGE member or not.

Please return your completed survey to us by August 1, 2015.

Negotiations will be starting aroung August 12, 2015 to be completed in 4 months - a very tight deadline!

The following are PDF files:


LOCAL 899 NEWSLETTERS

TSO Reporter, Number 8 -- November 2016

TSO Reporter, Number 8 -- November 2016 insert

TSO Reporter, Number 7 -- July 2016

(There was no Number 6)

TSO Reporter, Number 5 -- May 2015

TSO Reporter, Number 4 -- November 2014

TSO Reporter, Number 3 -- September 2014

TSO Reporter, Number 2 -- August 2014

TSO Reporter, Number 1 -- March 2014



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