NTEU ADDS ANOTHER BARGAINING UNIT
It has been a long time since the National Treasury Employees Union organized only employees of the Treasury department. Today, it represents employees of dozens of federal agencies, and in the last few months has welcomed the employees of two other agencies. The first was the Consumer Financial Protection Board, which is an independent agency created after the financial meltdown and scandals the Obama Administration inherited. The other is the National Capitol Region of the National Park Service, whose Rangers and maintenance staff previously had been represented by the painters’ union. Congrats to NTEU and anyone else organizing unrepresented employees. And congrats to the Park Service employees who believing they were not getting what they needed from their prior union did something about it.