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NFFE-Backed Temporary Employment Reform Legislation Approved by Senate Committee
July 30, 2015
The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) continues its march toward enactment into law. Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) unanimously approved H.R. 1531, the House version of the bill, without amendment. This action constitutes a recommendation by the committee of jurisdiction that the bill be passed. If the full Senate agrees and passes it, it will be ready for the President's signature. (Full Story)

Tell Congress to Protect Due Process Rights for VA Employees
July 28, 2015
Congress is on the verge of stripping due process rights from every non-management Veterans Affairs (VA) employee – including whistleblowers and the over 100,000 veterans employed by the VA. The House will hold a floor vote on the VA at-will employment bill on Wednesday, July 29. NFFE-IAM members need to contact their members of Congress immediately and tell them to stand with VA employees to protect their due process rights. (Full Story)

Last Week in Washington
July 27, 2015
Last week was a particularly big week for federal employee issues on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers rushing to finish up legislative work ahead of the August recess. The following issues are legislative stories that all NFFE-IAM members should be following: (Full Story)


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

Retiring GST Roach to Young Machinists: ‘Find Your Niche’
IAM Retiree Shares Story on 50th Birthday of Medicare, Medicaid
Piemonte Mechanics Strike Now Longest in Local 701 History
Former IAM General Counsel Allison Beck Confirmed as Federal Mediation Director
ATK Ammunition Manufacturers Learning How to Stand up to Company at W3
Diaz to Join GST Auditing Team
IAM Members Can Apply Now for Labor Studies Program
GST Roach to Join Board of Pension Rights Center
Letterkenny Contract Workers Set To Vote Thursday
Tell Congress to Protect Due Process Rights for Veterans Affairs Employees
Buffenbarger: It’s a ‘Mockery’ to Take Malaysia Off Human Trafficking Blacklist
July 28 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Machinists at NAS Whidbey Win Wage, Pension Increases
Donate to the I AM Assistance Disaster Relief Fund

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