The Four Winds Member News
NWSEO Grieves NWS Violation of Article 20, Work Schedules of Rotating Shift Workers
(August 20, 2021) On August 17, 2021, NWSEO filed a Union grievance on behalf of six forecasters of the Boise WFO over violations of multiple sections of Article 20 of the NWS-NWSEO 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Fixed schedules were unilaterally changed for three of the employees while the other three employees were deprived of the opportunity to work overtime during the same period.
Management needed to backfill several operational shifts on the fixed schedule for a forecaster who was called to be deployed as an IMET. But rather than offering bargaining unit employees overtime on a voluntary basis in order to cover these vacant operational shifts as required by Article 20, section 9, management changed the fixed work schedule of three other employees. In total, management violated Article 20, section 3(B)(4), section 6(B), section 7, section 8(A), section 8(G), section 9(A), and section 9(B).
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NWSEO National Convention News
Announcing 2021 NWSEO Convention Training Workshops
(July 22, 2021) We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Training Workshops at the 2021 NWSEO National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada! The convention will take place at Caesars Palace on October 18th & 19th, with the workshops held on the afternoon of the 18th. The Training Workshops are open to all conference attendees. Conference attendees will need to pre-register for these workshops (details coming soon) and will be allowed to attend two different workshops.
Workshop descriptions are below:
Workshop 1: NWS Grievances and Arbitrations: This workshop is designed for all stewards. This workshop will address the NWS Grievance and Arbitration process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the grievance process, such as how to file a grievance; learn the differences between an employee grievance and a union grievance.
Workshop 2: NWS Local Office Teams/Negotiations: This workshop is designed for all NWS stewards. This workshop is a deep dive into Local Office Teams (LOTs). Attendees will learn techniques for holding effective LOT meetings and understanding the negotiation process at the local level. This workshop will provide you tools to help you be more effective in your negotiations.
Up-to-date news and information regarding the 2021 NWSEO National Convention will be posted on our website at https://nwseo.org/convention/.
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National Academy of Public Administration Report for the NWS and U.S. Congress
(May 13, 2013) The National Academy of Public Administration published its report for the National Weather Service and U.S. Congress on its website today. Follow this link to view the full report and Project Results.