Hud Afge Collective Bargaining Agreement
Council 222 and HUD renegotiated our futures contract. We have not been able to agree on a number of articles that are now available to the FSIP. Council 222 and HUD have both provided arguments to FSIP in favour of their positions and are now awaiting the FSIP`s decision on the obligation of language. “AFGE Council 222 is grateful to FSIP for reviewing HUD management`s recent attempt to bypass the negotiation process,” said Council 222 President Ash Robinsonaki. “I hope that the Agency will finally come to the table with a real effort to negotiate in good faith to maintain a long-standing consensual work management relationship at HUD.” Read more But union officials said that efforts were running against both the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act and the executive order of HUD officials, which were invoked to justify expulsion. The executive order states that they “do not remove a collective agreement [already] in force” and Holly Salamido, president of AFGE HUD Council, states that unions are not required to renegotiate the existing provisions of the CBA outside of full-term negotiations. When the Commission requested data on HUD`s expenses for fare-related travel, HUD refused to provide the information. HUD stated that it could not answer the Council`s question because it is “very broad” and it is “quite expensive” to produce the requested information, as many hours of professional research are required. The three executive orders signed by President Trump in May 2018 were aimed at facilitating the dismissal of federal employees, streamlining collective bargaining and reducing the scope of issues on which agencies can negotiate. They have also severely limited the ability of union officials to use official time. AFGE states that the agencies have declared negotiations blocked “in a hurry to send the business to the stacked FSIP. These actions have enabled the FSIP to put rubber stamps on the agencies` hostile proposals to workers. “We cannot be forced to negotiate issues that are not currently covered by the CBA,” Salamido said.
“The law states that if you have a CBA, everything that is already covered in the agreement is called permissive negotiation and we can refuse to engage,” she said.