Featured News ArticleNFFE Local 2189 Provides Critical Support to IAM Organizing Win
It was early 2013 when the phone rang in the NFFE Local 2189 Union office, and on the other end was a URS employee explaining their treacherous working conditions. The employee knew that Local 2189 had hundreds of dues-paying members, and that the Local was incredibly active both on base and in the community. He wanted the same for his co-workers, so he asked Local 2189 Vice President Chris Casteel and Local Stewards to help URS employees form a Union. : : MORE
Obama Issues Presidential Proclamation for #PSRW
On Sunday, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation officially recognizing May 3 through May 9, 2015 as Public Service Recognition Week. In his proclamation, the first of its kind during his presidency, he recognized the important work civil servants accomplish every day and that an unyielding call to service is what drives federal employees to carry out the business of the American people.
NFFE-Backed Effort to Reverse TDY Cuts for DoD Employees Moves Forward in Congress
Late last night, an amendment offered by Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI) was approved and added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will restore per diem rates for Department of Defense (DoD) employees on long-term temporary duty (TDY) that were recklessly slashed by DoD on November (date?) 2014. This amendment comes following NFFE’s participation in a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill on the policy change and working closely with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to have similar legislation introduced. While getting this amendment added to the House of Representatives’ NDAA is a big step forward, the fight to restore per diem rates is not over. NFFE, IAM, and our allies will now turn our sights to the Senate to get a similar provision inserted into Senate NDAA.
NFFE Urges Lawmakers to Oppose Amendment to Eliminate Official Time in VA
NFFE got word today that an amendment to get rid of "official time" in the VA is going to be offered to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R. 2029) which is being considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today. The amendment was filed by Representative Jody Hice (R-GA). NFFE urges NFFE-IAM members to call their Congressman/Congresswoman today and tell them that you oppose the Hice Amendment to H.R. 2029 that would defund official time.
National President Dougan: "Saddling Defense Workers with this $22.5 million per-year financial burden is a slap in the face."
"Today’s legislation is sorely needed after the Department of Defense unilaterally plowed ahead with implementing a $22.5 million per-year financial burden on the workers who support our military," said Dougan. "We applaud Representatives Kilmer and Jones, as well as our allies on Capitol Hill that support this legislation and who agree that civilian Defense employees have endured enough. Enduring years of pay freezes, pension cuts and furloughs is bad enough, but these cuts to reimbursements are going to have a significant negative impact on employee morale. Saddling Defense workers with this $22.5 million per-year financial burden is a slap in the face."
Statement on the Passing of NFFE Assistant General Counsel Philip Snodgrass
Phil was a young and talented member of the NFFE family, and had an outstanding legal mind. Since starting as a full-time employee years ago, he provided NFFE-IAM members superb service through countless workplace and legal proceedings around the country. We are devastated by the loss of our brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family and friends during this difficult time of grieving.
Play of the Day: Michelle Obama Will Kick Your Butt
The White Hose posted a video of the First Lady's workout routine. She is a tough lady.
Archives Officials Worried Clinton Might Send Records to Little Rock
Chief records officer disputes legal groupâ€™s interpretation of 2012 emails.
Gaming Industry: Let Feds Use Government Charge Cards at Casinos
There are "many legitimate business-related expenses" incurred at casinos, lobbyists say.
Obama Names Denise Turner Roth to Head GSA
Deputy chief had been acting since Tangherlini left in February.