AFGE Local 2113 Position on Parking

Many of you may recall a past discussion on the Unofficial electronic bulletin board in September, 2000, concerning reserved parking. Unfortunately, Local 2113's response on this subject was deleted from the Unofficial BB shortly after it was posted. For those who did not get a chance to read it, here is the union's position on parking:

Our concern is not that employees are parking in someone else's parking space, but that Management has assigned parking spaces to employees not entitled to that perquisite according to our Labor Management Agreement (LMA). The Union has an obligation on behalf of the bargaining unit members to ensure that Management adheres to the meaning and intent of the LMA. To that end, Local 2113 requested a list of the names of employees who had been assigned reserved parking spaces. This request was based on complaints which had been received and a requests by several employees for us to check out who had been assigned reserved parking spaces. Despite several requests, Management failed to provide the information. The information was finally obtained via a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The Union's position on parking has always been that it should be open on an equal basis to all employees, regardless of position, on a "first come first served" basis (excepting statutory requirements). This position is consistent with guidance published by OPM and contained in both DoD and Navy instructions.

We agreed to limited reserved parking and gave up the open parking position during the LMA negotiations for something that we felt meant far more to our employees - the right to use commercial lodging near the point of TDY if government quarters were not available.
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