|New CBA (2022) negotiations are getting started|
Negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are underway.
Our current CBA was completed in 2017.
Through past negotiations, NTEU secured the right to telework and gains in the areas of an improved child care subsidy program, holiday entitlement, overtime, compensatory time, leave, reassignments, training, and performance evaluations.
The past two years has shown that our workforce/workplace is in the midst of great change. Negotiating a good CBA will protect us from out-dated ideas (or managers with outdated ideas).
NOW is the time to get involved. Has anything happened in the past year or two or five that caused you to wish we had some additional protections?
There are multiple ways to get involved:
1. Highest level (only for NTEU Chapter 296 members): you can be one of the people "sitting at the table." As Alexander Hamilton sang it, you can be in the room when it happens. (Or video call, we don't know yet.)
2. Middle Level (only for NTEU Chapter 296 members): join the Contract Action Team (CAT). This team looks at the survey we sent out for ideas and the responses we get and helps to establish ground rules for the negotiations.
3. Lowest Level - all members. If you're a member, you're involved. Only members get to vote on the contract, members' ideas will be given much greater weight in negotiations. If you want a concrete say in how our workplace is shaped, then become a member.
How to get involved:
Fill out the survey that NTEU sent out on April 28th, 2022. Titled "What do you want in your new contract?"
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be in the highest level or on the Contract Action Team.