Veterans Affairs Union Agreement

Tom Temin: The union is not happy to judge by the press release they issued. How do you see these FSIP results in general? I think what they are saying is that it is not even a treaty. Sort it out for us. Tom Temin: In addition to the question of time. I think it has to do with the question of space, time and space, it is the offices that the union no longer has in the institutions going- and how does that affect things, and why are you negotiating to come back? Tom Temin: And what are the elements of an agreement that you think is most significant, that were removed or that are no longer in it after the panel`s decision? According to Weidman, union communication is essential to ensure the health and safety of the veterans they serve, as AFGE has often reported to its organization problems or changes in the system that affect the veterans they represent: the contract imposed by the deadlock panel cannot be long for this world. The VA, AFGE and the panel have been awaiting a decision since July in a federal appeal that argues that panel members should be submitted for Senate confirmation. And Biden`s campaign promised to roll back the Trump administration`s policy, which was supposed to weaken the role of unions in federal agencies. Collective bargaining between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees has stalled for more than a year, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed parts of the country and increased workload and risk to health care professionals, has only exacerbated differences between management and unions over the best administration of the confederation. Tom Temin: Okay, and before I go into some of those details, I mentioned about a quarter of a million, I think there are 270,000 employees on the National Council goes to AFGE. Is there an agreement for everyone in the Council? Tom Temin: Normally, one of the questions is how long the agreement will be in place. Is that something you don`t agree with? “What is even more worrying is that many of the Agency`s management rights and legal arguments are not fulminating,” the panel wrote. “Many of these arguments generally assert that entire trade union articles or a large part of them violate different rights and/or laws. But these arguments rarely identify the specific language in question or the specific legal theories involved .

. . In a recently challenged appeal decision against an agency, FLRA sized the agency`s opinion for not making arguments in support of its allegations of non-negotiation. The body removed several articles from the agreement and removed others, said Ibidun Roberts, who represents NVAC.