NFFE Applauds Senate Armed Services Committee for Restoration of Collective Bargaining Under NSPSFriday, May 25, 2007
RELEASE Contact: Randy Erwin,
NFFE Legislative Director Phone: (202)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Randy Erwin, NFFE Legislative Director
Phone: (202) 257-0948
â€œTo repeal the existing authority of the Department of Defense to establish a new labor relations system under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). This would guarantee the rights of DOD employees to union representation in NSPS. This provision would permit the Department to continue its effort to develop a new pay-for-performance system, if the system is implemented in a manner that is consistent with existing federal labor relations law.â€
Link to the release: http://armed-services.senate.gov/press/08mark.pdf
In response to this release, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National President Richard N. Brown issued the following statement:
â€œWe are very pleased to see the Senate Armed Services committee take a stand against DoDâ€™s effort to eliminate collective bargaining.
â€œWe donâ€™t think that Congress ever truly intended to eliminate collective bargaining at DoD. This provision makes it clear that the Armed Services committee wants collective bargaining rights for DoD workers left intact.
â€œThe unions have known we would need a legislative fix for NSPS, and that is what this provision does, it fixes the problem. This language probably does not address all of the issues we have with NSPS, but it does address our most pressing issue which is the ability to represent our members.