SUMMARY: CBP has acknowledged that it committed an unfair labor practice (ULP) when it implemented the TTRT without first bargaining with NTEU. The parties’ settlement agreement requires CBP to bargain over the impact and implementation of the TTRT and to distribute a Notice to All Employees informing them of the ULP charge and the settlement.
NTEU filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against CBP for implementing its TTRT initiative without first notifying and bargaining with CBP on the impact and implementation of its decision. After the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) completed its investigation, it found merit in NTEU’s charge and issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing. Soon after, the parties began settlement discussions.
Recently, the parties and the FLRA reached the attached settlement agreement. Under the settlement, CBP is required to negotiate with NTEU over the nationwide implementation of the TTRT while NTEU is obligated to submit bargaining proposals within 30 days of the settlement. CBP is also required to electronically distribute to all CBP employees represented by NTEU a Notice to All Employees.