Important message from Local 1164 President
We expect major attacks on our pensions, civil rights, and employee rights to due process just to name a few. More executive orders (EO) dealing with Federal Employees Retirement Benefits current and future are expected out for the July 4th holiday.
The Union believes the EOs received so far are illegal because they violate laws passed by Congress. We are going to Federal Court in DC on July 25th and expect a decision July 26th.
The Agency has decided they must comply with the EOs and plan to implement on 7/9/18.
We believe this is illegal as well because even the Executive Orders say Agency's must act within the restrictions of the Law. The Agency seems blind to this! They will have to be shown the hard way I'm afraid. I am on the National Union bargaining team and we are up to this fight!
If they implement they may not allow the Union to use government equipment or time to meet with you or to communicate with you. They are also wanting to remove your office Union boards! So as President of your Local Union I am asking all members to ensure we have your personal email and mailing address and phone number. We will not be responding to government email addresses.
The Union not going anywhere. We are prepared and ready to act should management in the Boston Region decide to break the law or violate your rights treat anyone. If you get called behind closed doors and want a union rep, or if they deny you one please contact us. If you receive any notice from management that you question, please contact us. Despite rumors your Union isn't going anywhere. Not sure I can say the same thing about your pensions. Please pay attention and help us keep you informed. Please ensure we have your personal contact info and check out our websites.
We will keep you updated.