William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD today.
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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 educational opportunities that NFFE National and the IAM offer, our re-launch of the mentorship program, and the countless ways young NFFE-IAM brothers and sisters can lead today. The training is not restricted to those who are 18-40 years old. We encourage our experienced brothers and sisters to register for the training and learn how to engage with young federal leaders as mentors. : : 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 per federal employee) in cuts, most of which would come from substantially reducing the federal workforce and making drastic cuts to federal employee pensions.
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 workforce. Legislative Conference is an important NFFE-IAM event, and every Local from around the country should attempt to make arrangements to send at least one Local Lodge delegate to Washington, D.C. for the conference.
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 year. This legislation was introduced on March 27, 2014 by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) along with Congressmen Jim Moran (D-VA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Tierney (D-MA) and other House members.
National President Dougan: Raising Morale Will Improve Service to Americans
“NFFE strongly supports the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, introduced today by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), joined by Congressmen Jim Moran (D-VA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Tierney (D-MA) and other House members,” Dougan said.
National President Dougan:
“While we applaud the President for protecting federal employees’ retirement security in his budget, I believe we are nearing a tipping point for the federal workforce. Following years of unsustainable and extreme budget measures, workers are becoming increasingly unhappy with their federal employment. We are reaching the point where we are putting federal agencies at risk of being unable to conduct the business of the American people.” Dougan said.
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