Featured News ArticleNFFE-IAM Members at Local 178 Receive Back Pay After NFFE Settles Class Action
The members of NFFE-IAM Local 178 learned the value of Union membership recently as the Union settled a class action grievance alleging that employees were improperly compensated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That grievance culminated at an event held in November in Edgewood, Maryland where NFFE-IAM members received checks as a result of the settled class action grievance. : : MORE
NFFE National President William Dougan Accepts Theodore Roosevelt Award
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, NFFE National President William R. Dougan was awarded and accepted the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest honor, given to those that are courageous in defense of our nation’s merit principles. Dougan was presented the award by OPM Director Beth Cobert and OMB Deputy Director for Management Andrew Mayock, who praised Dougan for his outstanding work on the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and for his fierce advocacy of civil service federal employees.
High Stakes for Federal Employees this Election Day; Know the Voting Records Before You Cast Your Ballot
Before you cast your vote tomorrow, take a minute to familiarize yourself with how members of Congress in your area have voted on issues important to federal employees and working families. Casting a vote not only defines our nation’s great representative democracy, but it is also an opportunity for the voting public to hold their elected officials accountable. It is important for all Americans to hold their elected officials accountable, but it is particularly important for federal employees because so many decisions made by Congress and the President of the United States impact federal workers’ pay, retirement security, job security, healthcare, and workplace rights. Nobody has more at stake on Election Day than federal employees.
Legal Eagle, October 2016 Edition
The Union filed a ULP charge alleging that the Agency dealt directly with employees on working conditions and illegally bypassed the Union when discussing an employee’s potential move to a different floor. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) agreed with the Union. The Agency appealed the case to the FLRA arguing that the meeting was “haphazard, unorganized, and a brief discussion.” The FLRA upheld the ALJ’s findings that the meeting, despite being short and somewhat informal, constituted an illegal bypass of the Union.
Randy Erwin Elected NFFE National President
Today, delegates to the 50th NFFE National Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. elected Randy Erwin as National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees with 86% of the total vote. David Stamey was elected as National Secretary-Treasurer with 60% of the total vote. Convention delegates also elected seven At-Large National Vice Presidents. Those winners are (in order of vote percentage): Patricia La Sala (92%), Robert Arnold (85%), Roosevelt Davis (80%), Gerald “Jerry” McCarthy (77%), Mark Davis (74%), Karen Mora (64%) and Bob Beckley (60%).
Democratic Platform Fails to Advocate for Federal Workforce
While certainly better than the destructive GOP Platform adopted at last week's Republican National Convention, the 2016 Democratic Platform does little in the way for federal employees. It is discouraging that a platform repeatedly referencing federal resources and programs fails to mention supporting the workforce tasked with administering those programs. At a time when federal employees are under constant attack from a hostile Congress, we need real allies ready to stand with us in our fight.
Senate Avoids Shutdown With Last-Minute Approval of Spending Bill
With agency funding set to run out at midnight, the Senate voted late Friday for a continuing resolution to keep government operating through April 28, 2017.
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Obama Orders Investigation Into Election-Related Hacking
A report will be shared with lawmakers before Trumpâ€™s inauguration, a top adviser said Friday.
The 'Things That Donâ€™t Make a Lot of Noise:' Craig Fugate on Managing FEMA
A Q&A with the Obama administrationâ€™s emergency management chief.