December 13, 2023

Bargaining update from NASA’s Bargaining Committee – proposal discussion begins

See below an email from NASA’s Bargaining Committee.

Hello fellow NASA members,

Yesterday evening your NASA Bargaining Committee met for our first discussions of proposals. The proposals included: parking, benefits for temporary staff, increasing the proportion of continuous staff at NAIT, developing better union representation through a union steward system and other proposals based on continuous and ongoing feedback from you – our fellow members.

Our meeting was very productive, with excellent representation of Departments, Chairs, and precarious staff. Much more research and discussion will lead to a meeting on later in January to finalize proposals. The goal will then be sharing specifics and discussing with the entire NASA membership after Reading Week to get further feedback from you.

The Bargaining Committee is made up largely of volunteers representing all areas of NASA, and we will be working with you to bring forward common concerns and wishes for an improved Collective Agreement. Your concerns and wishes can only be addressed if you choose to participate and share. All voices are important, so fill out your electronic survey today at this link. Please note that Temporary and Casual staff are NASA members and are very much encouraged to fill out the survey as well.

Vacant positions on the committee remain for just a few departments: Transportation, Construction, and Culinary Arts currently in SST, as well as Information Systems Technology and Natural Sciences and Academic Studies currently in SAST. Please reach out to Shauna or Trevor if you are interested in putting your name forward to join our committee.

In Solidarity,

NASA’s Bargaining Committee