March Brown Bag Lunch; Thursday, March 14, 2019

March Brown Bag Lunch; Thursday, March 14, 2019

If you are a WASO employee and are not a supervisor, a management official, or a "confidential" employee, this message is for you.  If you are a supervisor, a management official, or a confidential employee; or, you don't work in WASO, we share the following information with you as a matter of courtesy.

We cordially invite you as a WASO staff person to join your fellow employees at the NTEU Monthly Brown Bag Lunch for March 2019.   Normally, we hold our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month.   This month, we are holding the meeting a week early due to NTEU Spring Training for stewards and officers being held next week. 

When:   Thursday, March 14, 2019,  Noon Eastern Daylight Saving Time
Where:  Room 7062 - Main Interior Building
Call-in:   877-958-6756  Passcode: 8296505 (FYI: Because this meeting is designed for WASO staff members only, we will monitor the call-ins.)

What's On The Agenda:
*    Legislative Conference -- Sharing What We Learned
*    Leave Restoration- What You Need to Know
*    Issues Raised by Meeting Attendees
*    Union Training - Annual Spring Training for Stewards and Officers
*    Update from our Labor Management Relations Committee meeting
*    Who is Acting? Update Across the Service of Who is Currently in an Acting Position
*    Much more

At the mid-point of the “brown bag lunch” meeting, we will ask for your input about what issues or topics you would like to discuss or learn about. All of us would like to hear what the hot topics are in your office/facility. Are there things that the Union could do to make your participation in the Union easier?

Whether you call in or attend -- there are high quality NTEU staff members available to Union members. Union members have access to speak/meet with our talented and experienced NTEU labor lawyers.  Sarah Riger located in DC ( and Arathi Premkumar located in Colorado ( - are available to advise you by phone or in a face-to-face meeting. Sarah is planning to attend Thursday's meeting. Please give her a warm welcome when you see her.

Since we last met, your Chapter 296 leaders have been very busy on your behalf.  We have learned a lot, we have represented your interests in several settings, and we have a lot to report to you on a wide range of issues.  This is true every month.

If there is time, we will provide updates on other topics.  As always, we will provide plenty of time for both 1) your questions and answers and 2) your comments and suggestions.

All WASO staff members are welcome!  Please join us.  Bring a friend or listen in with one!  Enjoy lunch with your co-workers while you learn the latest news from Chapter 296.

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