Contract Negotiations Update

Your PSA AFA Negotiations Committee met with management March 28-30, 2017 in Dayton Ohio. Representing you at the table were Lee Wilkes, Alicia Brockers, and Austin Kukral. We were assisted by AFA Staff Negotiator Suzanne Balzer. Representing management at this session was Deb Hoke, Joanne Dinkelacker, and Tony Bralich, F&H Solutions.

We continue to make excellent progress on improvements to your Contract. We have Tentative Agreement on the following sections:

Section 1 Recognition, Scope, Successorship and Merger
Section 11 Seniority
Section 12 Probation
Section 13 Union Business
Section 14 Agency Shop and Dues Check Off
Section 15 Grievances
Section 16 System Board of Adjustment
Section 17 Training
Section 19 Job Vacancy Bid System/Filling of Vacancies
Section 20 Opening and Closing of Domiciles
Section 22 Health and Safety
Section 25 Hostage Benefits
Section 27 No Strike/No Lockout
Section 28 Employee Assistance/Professional Standards

We have exchanged proposals on Leaves of Absence and General.

This is encouraging but we have a long way to go. In the next few sessions we should be starting to talk about economic issues and most likely the pace will slow down. Our next session is scheduled for the week of May 1, 2017.

We appreciate all your support! Proudly wear your AFA pin. Fly safe and take care of each other.