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NFFE NEWS BRIEF: JULY 22 - JULY 28, 2014
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NFFE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The 2014 IAM Photo Contest deadline has been extended to Aug. 1. Send in your best pictures of NFFE-IAM members in the workplace for a chance to be featured on the 2015 IAM Calendar! Find the official call and submission form here. Send your best workplace pictures today!


NFFE NEWS:

President Signs Executive Order Expanding Workplace Equality
July 24, 2014
On Monday, President Obama signed a two-part executive order to ban discrimination against gay and lesbian federal contractors. The executive order makes it illegal to harass or fire federal contractors based on their sexual orientation. NFFE is at the forefront of LGBT equality in the federal workforce, strongly supporting the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act (H.R. 3135). This legislation is aimed at providing domestic partners of federal employees the same medical and retirement benefits that spouses of federal employees currently have. (Full Story)

Local 2200 Labor-Management Statement of Support for Service Members
July 22, 2014
On May 24, 2014, NFFE Local 2200 and USDA Forest Service Human Resources Management (HRM) collectively signed a Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is an office created by the Department of Defense (DoD) that informs and educates service members of their rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA). The USERRA, passed in 1994, prohibits civilian employers from discriminating against employees who serve in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or any other uniformed service. (Full Story)


NFFE IN THE NEWS:

Federal Times, 7/28/2014
Help not wanted: Budget cuts push federal hiring to 10-year low

The Baltimore Sun, 7/27/2014
Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules


NEWS FROM THE IAMAW:

Click Here to Read these Stories from this Week's Imail:

TCU/IAM Opens Regular Convention
Netroots Nation Sets Sights on 2014 Midterm Elections
Benefits Preserved as New York Local 1180 Votes to End Calspan Strike
Maine Lobstering Union Members Featured in Mike Michaud Ad
Seattle District 751 Flight for Sight Run Raises $14K for Guide Dogs
Enter Union Plus Contest to Knock $10K Off Your Student Debt
Labor Shows Strong Presence at Farnborough Air Show
Machinists Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts at US Airways
Alabama Contractor Goes Full Pinocchio in Anti-Union Campaign
IAM Remembers Actor James Garner for His Union Activism
Tennessee VW Workers Achieve Union Representation

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