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NFFE Local 2035 Grows Membership by 180 Percent in 2015
February 5, 2016
In 2014, NFFE Local 2035 at Fort Irwin National Training Center in Southern California was faced with stagnating new-member organizing. Rather than fold in the wake of the difficulties of maintaining a Local Lodge, the executive board shouldered the challenge of taking a decidedly different path than the current trajectory. While it did not happen overnight, what was once a Local that appeared to be heading for complete stagnation is now a shining star on NFFE’s national growth scene. Change for Local 2035 came as a result of hard work every single day by Union officers, members, and the vision of one gifted organizer. (Full Story) (PDF)

Update on the Status of Implementation of the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
February 2, 2016
On December 29, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance on implementation of the Land Management Workforce flexibility Act (LMWFA). In a subsequent release, NFFE expressed concerns about the guidance and provided some advice to employees. The LMWFA was enacted to provide long-serving and successful temporary seasonal employees of land management agencies “with the same career advancement opportunities available to all other Federal employees.” NFFE’s biggest concern with OPM’s guidance is that it fails to fulfill this clear statement of legislative intent. (Full Story


NFFE IN THE NEWS:

Federal News Radio, 2/5/2016
Federal workforce faces a mixed bag of bills moving through Congress

The Federal Times, 2/1/2016
NFFE chafes at OPM’s guidance for temporary worker law


NEWS FROM THE IAMAW:

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IAM on TPP Signing: ‘A Corporate Driven Rigged Economic System’
IAM District 15 Answering NYC Uber Drivers’ Call for Dignity
Big Week for Southern Territory: Back-to-Back Wins, Over 300 New Members
IAM Members Getting Union-Made Degrees at Winpisinger Center
IAM-TCU, New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition Continues to Negotiate as Strike Date Looms
Campbell Appointed Western Territory Education Representative
Pickthall to Succeed Ritchie as Canadian GVP
IAM to Boeing: Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Move Aerospace Jobs Out of Washington State
Virginia Aviation Mechanics Vote IAM ‘Yes’
Iowa Gives Clinton Critical First Victory
Deadline Approaching: Enroll Now for 2016 Spanish Programs
Se Acerca La Fecha: Enlístate Ahora para Programas de Español del 2016

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