The NLRB has made its decision regarding the investigation of MSA’s objection to the last election. They have ruled in favor of the United Federation of K9 Handlers on all three counts. MSA will have an opportunity to file with the Board in Washington D.C. for a review of this decision. Any request must be received by Washington no later than July 12, 2018.
In the meantime, we look forward to working with the MSA management team.
The meeting with John Samuelson, president of the TWU, was very informative. A final decision will have to be approved by a majority of our membership. We would be considered a local that is tied to the TWU with a service agreement. They would supply us with the following:
Full access to TWU's labor attorneys
Negotiators with the assistance of active dog handlers to negotiate a contract
Contract negotiation training
Leadership training to include future elected leadership
DUES would be 2X your hourly rates which means if you make $26 per hour your dues would be $52 a month.
This is a lot more than we had planned on charging and it would also affect our numerous part time handlers. As I stated in the beginning, this would have to be voted on by the membership.