Representation starts with leadership. NTEU Chapter 72 Leaders strive in developing stewards, building relationships, and making effective decisions. While taking personal responsibility, our leaders motivate and inspire federal employees to engage in our collective bargaining vision.
NTEU Chapter 72 members just do not receive an all inclusive representation from stewards and labor attorneys. Membership also automatically includes a list of benefits ranging from an additional $1,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy, travel discounts, auto insurance, car rentals, shopping, United Benefits and much more.
Capital Hill dictates federal employee workplace environment, health benefits, retirement, and federal pay. However, our Legislative Committee regularly fights for fair benefits while educating the federal workplace and community about adverse bills, legislative action items, and the impact of voter registration.
Designations are the initial process for union representation and are required. Employee's concerns can be resolved at this stage, however if issues still exist, a grievance is filed.
Step 1 is the first step of our grievance procedure which a meeting is scheduled usually with the front line manager/supervisor and the grievant.
In event the issues is not resolved, an appeal for Step 2 is completed and a meeting is usually scheduled with the department manager and grievant. Commonly, employee concerns automatically start at this step rather than Step 1.
Step 3 is the final step of our grievance process. A meeting is scheduled with the program/operational manger and grievant.
Grievances that are not resolved are considered for Arbitration. Note: Our labor attorneys in our field office will pursue cases only from employees who are members.