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  • Sign Up for NFFE's Young Federal Leaders Training Today! NFFE is proud to announce that for the first time, we will be putting on a Young Federal Leaders training. The training will take place from June 14 – 17 at the IAM William W. Winpisinger Center for Education and Technology in Hollywood, Md. The training will inform young workers about the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Staunchly Opposes Disastrous Ryan Budget This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced his 2015 budget plan. While the plan suggests extreme cuts to numerous programs, Ryan’s budget is particularly concerning for federal employees. The budget targets federal employees for an additional $125 billion ($60,000...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • IAM Legislative Conference is Fast Arriving; Make Your Plans Today Taking place from May 12 -15, 2014, NFFE and the IAM will bring Union brothers and sisters together from around the country to storm Capitol Hill. This is your opportunity as a NFFE-IAM member to let Congress understand the impact their reckless policy decisions have had on America’s federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Backs Bill to Provide Federal Workers Adequate Pay Adjustment The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is backing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, H.R. 4306, legislation to provide federal workers with a 3.3 percent pay adjustment in 2015 instead of the 1 percent pay adjustment proposed in the President’s budget earlier this...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Announces 2013 Presidential Organizing Awards We are introducing a new, annual award this year in accordance with NFFE’s Membership Building Strategic Plan; these new awards are NFFE’s Annual Presidential Awards. As written in the plan, NFFE’s Locals were divided into three roughly equal-sized categories based on the number of employees in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE to Fight New Legislation to Cut 115,000 Defense Jobs Just when it looked like federal employees were momentarily free from congressional attacks, a group of six Republican lawmakers dropped a bombshell. Earlier this week, Rep. Ken Calvert (Republican, California) introduced the Rebalance for an Effective Defense Uniform and Civilian Employees Act...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Update: One Percent Pay Adjustment for Wage-grade Federal Employees Following a vigorous push by NFFE and its allies, wage-grade federal employees received a one percent pay adjustment, dated Jan. 27, 2014. This adjustment brought parity with the one percent pay adjustment General Schedule (GS) employees received on Jan. 1, 2014. However, there has been a great...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • YFL 2014 IAM Legislative Conference Week Trip NFFE is proud to announce that for the first time, we will be offering an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC from Monday, May 12, 2014 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 to a young federal worker who demonstrates a vision and commitment to the three principles...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Complete the 2014 Organizing Survey It is because of members like you that we are able to grow our great Union. It is important that we know what matters to you and your Local. Please take a few moments to fill out our 2014 Organizing Survey. Your experience and suggestions will play a key role as we move forward with NFFE’s...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • No 2014 Sequester Following a dramatic year for federal employees, the office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report earlier this month confirming that federal agencies will not experience any further sequester-related spending cuts. With the passage of a congressional budget and OMB releasing this...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Get to Know the Legislation that Affects You Every day, legislation is popping up across the country proposing such injustices as ending official time, furloughing public employees, pay, pensions and jobs, just to name a few. When more members are educated on the issues, we can become more of a driving force in letting our representatives...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Basic One of Many Classes Available This past week, NFFE-IAM members from around the country came together at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, located in Hollywood, Md., to participate in the year’s first federal basic course. The six-day course covered numerous topics important to NFFE-IAM members. The...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Show Your Union Pride Successful Locals are visible Locals. How can a prospective member join your Local if they don’t know it exists? And you, as a Local officer or member, are your Local’s best advertisement. If you aren’t already wearing your NFFE items, it’s time to start. Show your co-workers and fellow members...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • A New Year, a New Direction for YFL On Wednesday morning, Young Federal Leaders (YFL) members from across the country gathered for the year’s first YFL conference call to discuss the program’s exciting, new direction. 2014 is a year of change, and YFL is undergoing numerous changes. The first and most noticeable change is the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Minority, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members Announced Following the adoption of the Minority, Diversity and Inclusion (MDI) Committee charter in late 2013, NFFE has spent months soliciting NFFE-IAM membership to apply to the committee. Today, NFFE National President William R. Dougan announced the appointment of eight NFFE-IAM members to the MDI...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 2014 Retirees' Assistance Programs The IAM Retirees’ Department is convening two Retirees’ Assistance programs at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland. The programs are designed to educate participants on a variety of geriatric and mental health issues. The IAM’s objective is to equip...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • YFL Joins Young Machinists in San Antonio This past weekend, numerous NFFE Young Federal Leaders (YFL) members traveled to San Antonio, TX for the IAM Young Workers and Emerging Leaders Conference. With a record number of young machinists attending the 38th IAM Grand Lodge Convention in 2012, IAM has committed to expanding its investment...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Bill Includes Pay Increase for Blue-Collar Federal Workers On Jan. 1, 2014, a one percent across-the-board pay adjustment went into effect for white-collar General Schedule (GS) federal employees. While this modest pay bump was welcome following a three-year pay freeze, there was one big problem: Congress forgot about blue-collar Wage Grade (WG) federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Apply For A Union Plus Scholarship Today - Deadline is January 31, 2014 Each year Union Plus provides $150,000 in scholarships to members who belong to a union participating in any of the Union Plus programs. The deadline to apply for a 2014 scholarship is January 31, 2014, 12 p.m. (noon) EST.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Tell Congress: Support Federal Blue-Collar Workers Call your U.S. House Representative and both of your U.S. Senators today and tell them to support HR 3573, and recommend language being adopted in the 2014 omnibus spending bill to achieve the intent of HR 3573. The Capitol Switchboard phone number is 202-224-3121. When contacting lawmakers, be...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Year – New Goal We often think of New Years’ Resolutions on the personal level, but your Local can make some resolutions for 2014 as well. As a Local, consider setting some membership goals for the year. Decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and set some goals accordingly. If you need help setting...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress: No Raise for Blue-Collar Federal Employees in 2014 Under current law, GS federal employees will receive a modest one percent pay bump in January 2014. The adjustment will be applied to base pay, leaving locality pay unchanged. While the one percent pay adjustment ends a three-year pay freeze, it is largely a symbolic victory. On Dec. 12, 2013 the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Understanding the Budget: Pensions The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, as it stands, would raise pension contributions for federal employees hired after Jan. 1, 2014 by 1.3 percent. As a result, federal employees hired after Jan. 1, 2014 will be forced to contribute 4.4 percent towards their pensions. Of all the constituencies...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Tell Congress: No More Cuts Targeted at Federal Employees Call your U.S. House Representative and both of your U.S. Senators today and tell them to oppose any further targeted cuts to federal workers as part of a budget deal. The Capitol Switchboard phone number is 202-224-3121. When contacting lawmakers, be sure to do so as a constituent, on your own...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Sequestration or Shutdown: A Lose-Lose for Federal Employees With less than two weeks remaining before the Dec. 13 deadline, the Congressional Budget Conference faces mounting pressure to reach an agreement to keep the government funded beyond Jan. 15. If a grand bargain is not struck and Congress resorts to passing yet another Continuing Resolution, a...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FWA Sends Letter to Budget Conference Urging Protection of Federal Workers Federal employees have contributed more than $114 billion over the past three years toward deficit reduction. This staggering amount is the result of a three-year pay freeze, multiple furlough days due to sequestration, and an increase in pension contributions from new federal workers. As a...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE/IAM Wins Landslide Election at Aberdeen Proving Ground Employees of the Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Gunpowder, MD have a rich history of NFFE/IAM representation. However, a recent agency realignment brought a new group of contractors to the base, forcing a combination between new and veteran Aberdeen ACC employees....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Last Thursday, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with a bipartisan vote of 64-32. Currently, there is no federal law protecting the U.S. LGBT workforce from employment discrimination based on sexual and gender identity. In 34 states, it remains legal for an employer...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Message from the NFFE Veterans Committee I want to give a salute of sincere appreciation to all our Cold Warriors because you boldly stared in the face of our enemies and dared them not to do anything to harm Americans at home and around the world. It may have been boring, it may have been tedious, but you still surrendered a part of...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Support FEEA this Holiday Season With the holiday season around the corner, NFFE invites its membership to get in the spirit of giving. NFFE members and federal workers are encouraged to make a donation to the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). FEEA provides needed assistance to federal employees and operates...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Union Plus Scholarship 2014 Application now available! The Union Plus Scholarship application for 2014 is now available. The application deadline is Friday January 31, 2014, 12pm EST. All NFFE-IAM members, spouses and children of members that have already been accepted into a U.S. accredited university, college, community college or...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Employees Once Again on the Table for January Budget Talks Since 2010, federal workers have experienced a three-year pay freeze, cyclical furloughs, and a reduction in retirement benefits. These reductions, coupled with the recent government shutdown, have led some lawmakers to take a stance in defending the rights and wellbeing of federal employees. A...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ASSURE Act to Increase Transparency and Protect Federal Retirees from Predatory Lenders H.R.3310, The Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement Act, or ASSURE Act, would extend the 1968 Truth in Lending Act to lenders who distribute loans on federal pensions. This would require lenders to be more transparent in disclosing information on loans costs, including...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 2014 IAM Scholarship Now Accepting Applications The IAM Scholarship is now open for 2014. All NFFE-IAM members and children of members pursuing college or vocational/technical schools are strongly encouraged to apply. There are three different scholarship applications, one for each scholarship: the IAM Child of a Member applying for College...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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