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FISE President takes community school knowledge to the next level

Inspired by what she learned about community schools when she attended this year’s National Indian Education Association conference Sue Parton, President of FISE, plans to propose a community school pilot program for one of the BIE schools in her home state of Oklahoma.

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Join the Union Today

FISE has been holding a raffle each month for those new members joining the union.
Any current member who brought in a new member also was entered into the raffle.

And the Winners Are....

The drawing was January 3, 2018. It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners for October, November and December.

October 2017

Alyssa Cavanaugh
Ft. Totten, ND

November 2017

Karin Jones
Tuba City Boarding

December 2017

Dawn Roan
Santa Rosa Day

Request for Payroll Deduction Form

Download and print form here.

Fill out and submit this form in order to be entered in the raffle. Remember, in order to qualify for the raffle you must include all required information on the form listed in the Rules.

Request for Payroll Deduction

Board Members

Officers

President
Sue Parton

Vice President
Jim Gertner

Secretary/Treasurer
Open

Representatives

BIA Representative
Tony Rowe

BIE Representative
Connie Weldon-Montero

OST Representative
Open

AS-IA Representative
David Campbell

Weingarten Rights

Weingarten Rights are the rights of a worker to union representation when being questioned by management on a matter that could result in disciplinary action. The workers must ask for such representation; the employer is not required to tell the worker of his/her rights.  The term derives from a 1975 U.S. Supreme Court decision. 

BUT YOU, AS THE EMPLOYEE, NEED TO INVOKE YOUR RIGHTS, I.E., YOU MUST INFORM YOUR SUPERVISOR THAT YOU NEED YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE TO BE PRESENT.

PLEASE NOTE, the Federal Government acknowledges that unions are needed by workers.

Annual Notification of Weingarten Rights for Bargaining Unit Employees

The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (FSLMRS), 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71, Section 7114(a)(2)(B) provides employees represented by a labor organization (i.e. The Federation of Indian Service Employees - FISE) the right to request union representation in conjunction with investigations conducted by agency representatives under certain conditions.  This memorandum fulfills Indian Affairs obligation under the FSLMRS to annually remind employees of their rights and the conditions when those rights may be exercised.

As a bargaining unit employee represented by a labor organization, you have the right to request representation from that labor organization at any investigative examination/interview where you reasonably believe the examination may result in disciplinary action being taken against you.  You may make this request at any time prior to or during the interview.  If requested, the agency may opt to: suspend questioning and grant your request then resume the interview; discontinue the interview; or offer you the choice to proceed with the interview without a union representative, or to forego the interview.

Sources of additional information concerning your rights to representation are union officials within the labor organization representing employees in your work unit, the collective bargaining agreement for your bargaining unit (as applicable), or the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) at http://www.flra.gov/.