The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD AFGE Council 222 last week signed a new labor-management contract, the first in nearly 20 years.
The new agreement includes substantial improvements and big gains such as a brand new allotment for Maxiflex – the most flexible of all possible flexible schedule models – a full telework provision, new provisions for student loan repayment programs, a drastically improved performance appraisals section, an entire new battery of protections for contracting, tremendous day care subsidies, dramatically improved official time, and big improvements in pre-decisional involvement for space management.
AFGE congratulates the council and the membership on their new agreement.
“The bargaining team that worked to negotiate this agreement did an excellent job, making drastic improvements in their agreement, leading the way in several subjects of bargaining, and helping to raise the bar for federal employees,” said AFGE Field Services and Education Director David Cann. “This is a very good contract, and shows a lot hard work, research and bargaining.”
The council thanks the AFGE National Office for our tremendous help in getting the contract ratified.
“Dave Cann spent countless hours reviewing the 250 page contract and comparing it line by line to our old contract to evaluate improvements. It was a time consuming task,” said Council 222 President Holly Salamido. “Dave gave a presentation at our May Executive Board meeting that many local presidents have cited as the basis for their “yes” vote.”