AFSE circulates news release on bargaining crisis

“We have been at the bargaining table for months with NEA’s top management, trying to negotiate a contract for our employees that will allow us to adequately fight for and protect NEA’s members and the children they serve. We would like nothing more than to be able to show up to work, and go into … Continue reading AFSE circulates news release on bargaining crisis

AFSE get support from RA delegates

NBI 49, introduced by the New York delegation, came to the RA floor in support of AFSE’s efforts to reach an agreement with NEA. The New Business Item called on NEA and AFSE to “bargain in good faith—exemplifying the behavior we advocate for in negotiations to reach a successor agreement. The NBI failed—in part because … Continue reading AFSE get support from RA delegates

NEA refuses a contract extension for AFSE

AFSE continues to be in one of the most difficult bargaining situations it’s ever experienced. Their contract expired on May 31 and management only agreed to a two-day contract extension—the first time ever NEA has refused to extend a contract. On June 19, AFSE was informed that with the expiration of the contract NEA will … Continue reading NEA refuses a contract extension for AFSE

AFSE working without a contract; looking for more bargaining dates

After attempts to reach an agreement, the Association of Field Service Employees (AFSE), representing the field staff at NEA, is working without a contract. AFSE’s contract expired May 31 and the last bargaining session was on June 3. By law, their contract remains in effect until the two sides reach an impasse or there is … Continue reading AFSE working without a contract; looking for more bargaining dates

California staff requesting NSO sanctions

The California Staff Organization (CSO) is asking NSO to support a sanction on the filling of a posted vacancy in the Region 3, Santa Fe Springs Council. The California Teachers Association posted the position even though the current staffer is still waiting for resolution of his grievance. Charles King, CSO President said, “Our member received … Continue reading California staff requesting NSO sanctions

Sanctions lifted on Idaho Education Association

The Idaho Education Association Staff Organization (IEASO) is requesting that NSO remove sanctions after the affiliate reached an agreement with the IEA during mediation. The two sides have agreed to put an improved communication system in place that will help resolve issues. “We are cautiously optimistic that labor relations will improve. And as a good … Continue reading Sanctions lifted on Idaho Education Association