Featured News ArticleGOP Budget Seeks Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Employees
Last week, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled the GOPís budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016. Continuing a trend from previous GOP budget proposals, the budget seeks deep cuts from federal employees Ė to the tune of $318 billion. NFFE stands in staunch opposition to this budget, and we will work with our allies on Capitol Hill to make sure that none of the cuts sought are inflicted upon Americaís dedicated civil servants who have already sacrificed so much in the name of deficit reduction. : : MORE
ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Member of Congress to Vote NO on Upcoming Budget
Tomorrow, members of the House of Representatives will be voting on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. NFFE-IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote "No" on this budget bill. This extreme budget would gouge hundreds of billions from dedicated civil servants and makes hard-working federal employees scapegoats for a dysfunctional Congress. NFFE-IAM stands staunchly opposed to H. Con. Res. 27.
Newsletter and Website Contest Deadline Extended to April 17
The Newsletter and Website Contest is open to all good-standing local and district lodges who regularly distribute official newsletters and/or maintain regularly-updated websites. A panel of independent judges will consider newsletters published during the calendar year 2014 and websites operating online during the judging period.
Make Plans to Attend the IAM 2015 Legislative Conference
It is very important that every NFFE Local and/or Council make an effort to send at least one delegate to the IAM Legislative Conference this year. Federal workersí pay, benefits, worker rights, and jobs are under attack in Washington, and attending this conference is our opportunity to speak up and put an end to it. We must use this occasion to hold members of Congress accountable for their decisions impacting the federal workforce.
National President Dougan: "Saddling Defense Workers with this $22.5 million per-year financial burden is a slap in the face."
"Todayís 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.
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