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National Office Week in Review: May 31, 2017

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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW May 20 - 26 , 2017 LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT FAA APPEALS ARBITRATOR'S DECISION IN MILITARY/DOD CONTROLLERS' PAY CASE On April 19, 2017, NATCA received a favorable decision from Arbitrator Kathy Eisenmenger in a grievance case interpreting the language of Article 108, Section 4.C of the Red Book, whereby incoming military or DoD controllers with "52 consecutive weeks experience as a certified air traffic controller" are due pay at the lowest Developmental pa y level when they join their facilities, rather than Academy Graduate level pay, as an acknowledgement of the experience they bring to the FAA. The Agency has appealed the decision by filing Exceptions with the Fede ral Labor Relations Authority. NATCA's legal response to the Agency's appeal, our Opposition brief, is due on June 23, 2017. POCs: Assistant Director of Labor Relations Erina Hammond and former Alaskan RVP Scot Morrison. BRIEFING REQUESTS On May 30, 2017, NATCA requested a briefing on the Re location of Engineering Services, Flight Standards and Technica l Operations in Coraopolis, Pa. We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency regarding our request. POCs: Labor Relations Representative Melinda Kim and Labor Relations Coordinator K endal Manson. SURVEYS NATCA recommends participation in the ASW Pilot Participant Feedback Survey . This survey is specific to bargaining unit employees in the Engineers and Architects BU. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Ken dal Manson, Labor Relations Coordinator, at .

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