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  • President Signs Executive Order Expanding Workplace Equality 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 2200 Labor-Management Statement of Support for Service Members 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Hearing Examines Forest Service's Wildfire Suppression Funding Through much of the hearing, it was clear that the current “fire-borrowing” system of the U.S. Forest Service is unsustainable with the rising costs of fire suppression across the country. The current “fire-borrowing” system has the Forest Service take money from local Forest Service units and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • The Dangerous Implications of Harris v. Quinn for Federal Employees On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Harris v. Quinn, a case examining the legality of requiring partial public employees in a bargaining unit to at least pay “fair-share” dues, if not full membership dues. While many legal analysts anticipated a decision...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • D.C. Golden Triangle Workers Choose NFFE-IAM in Hard-Fought Election Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certified election results for the employees of Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) to be represented by NFFE-IAM. The campaign began earlier this year and culminated with an election on May 28, 2014. Despite an aggressive...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Show Your Union Pride There are several ways you can increase the visibility of your officers and members. One of the easiest and most cost-effective is to encourage everyone to wear a NFFE-IAM lanyard or something that is visible with the NFFE-IAM logo on it. You can also ensure that all of your Local officers and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Young Federal Leaders Attend Inaugural Training Topics covered in the training included a history of labor, recruiting new members, political and legislative advocacy, and how to start a YFL chapter. Class participants were also introduced to the numerous ways to become involved in local labor communities, including AFL-CIO Central Labor...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Shoots Down Amendment to Ban Official Time In the lead up consideration of this spending measure on the House floor, NFFE was informed of an effort being made by anti-union, anti-federal worker members of the House to begin the process of dismantling workplace protections and silencing employees’ voice in the federal government. NFFE got...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ACTION ALERT: Oppose Gingrey Amendment Being Offered to THUD Appropriations Bill NFFE got word today that an amendment to get rid of "official time" in certain federal agencies is going to be offered to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 4745) which is being considered on the floor of the U.S. House of...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 178 Establishes Labor-Management Partnership Forum Last week, leaders of five separate U.S. Army organizations came together with NFFE National President William Dougan and NFFE Local 178 President Lisa Foust to sign into effect a labor-management partnership forum at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. The forum is intended to encourage and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 125 Celebrates 95th Anniversary Last month, NFFE President William Dougan and National Organizing Director Brittany Cardinal traveled to Ogden, UT to kick start the 95th year of Local 125. Many regional office employees, Local NFFE-IAM members, bargaining unit employees and members of management turned out to join the Local in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 1340 Encourages Nature Conservation in Earth Day Celebration Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. hosts an Earth Day celebration that allows employee organizations set up booths to commemorate the observance. The Earth Day observance is one of the year’s largest events at the FAA...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Keep an Up-to-Date Bargaining Unit List Bargaining unit lists are helpful to have on hand during formal organizing drives, so you have a record of the employees that are eligible to become a member of your Local. These lists can also be broken down, and provide you with a system for assessing and reaching out to your potential members....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Members Take to Capitol Hill A range of speakers kicked off the 2014 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, all echoing the call to end sequestration, oppose pending trade agreements and increase the respect for federal employees. In addition to hearing from some of Washington, DC’s most prominent leaders, NFFE-IAM...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Defense Bill Clears Panel Without Job Cuts On May 8, 2014 the House Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 4435. Absent from the bill upon passage out of committee was a controversial amendment that was expected to be offered during the markup process (when a Committee...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ACTION ALERT: NFFE Opposes Congressional Move to Slash 115,000 Defense Jobs On May 7, 2014, the House Armed Services Committee will mark up (when a Committee meets to discuss, debate, amend and vote on legislation) the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15). This year, an amendment will be offered to the NDAA in an effort to abolish...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Local 1429 and Congressman Team Up to Protect Jobs Last week in Chambersburg, PA, the members of NFFE Local 1429 met with Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) to discuss strategy for protecting Letterkenny Army Depot from closure in the event of another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). The members of NFFE Local 1429 shared their concerns...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Enroll Now for Federal Employees' Basic Class The 2014 Federal Employees’ Basic Program will be held at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, in Hollywood, MD, during the week of August 10-15, 2014. This program provides training specific to federal sector workers in areas such as collective bargaining, the Hatch...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Sign Up for NFFE's Young Federal Leaders Training Today! 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 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...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Announces 2013 Presidential Organizing Awards We are introducing a new, annual award this year in accordance with NFFE’s Membership Building Strategic Plan; these new awards are NFFE’s Annual Presidential Awards. As written in the plan, NFFE’s Locals were divided into three roughly equal-sized categories based on the number of employees in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE to Fight New Legislation to Cut 115,000 Defense Jobs Just when it looked like federal employees were momentarily free from congressional attacks, a group of six Republican lawmakers dropped a bombshell. Earlier this week, Rep. Ken Calvert (Republican, California) introduced the Rebalance for an Effective Defense Uniform and Civilian Employees Act...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Update: One Percent Pay Adjustment for Wage-grade Federal Employees Following a vigorous push by NFFE and its allies, wage-grade federal employees received a one percent pay adjustment, dated Jan. 27, 2014. This adjustment brought parity with the one percent pay adjustment General Schedule (GS) employees received on Jan. 1, 2014. However, there has been a great...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • YFL 2014 IAM Legislative Conference Week Trip NFFE is proud to announce that for the first time, we will be offering an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC from Monday, May 12, 2014 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 to a young federal worker who demonstrates a vision and commitment to the three principles...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Complete the 2014 Organizing Survey It is because of members like you that we are able to grow our great Union. It is important that we know what matters to you and your Local. Please take a few moments to fill out our 2014 Organizing Survey. Your experience and suggestions will play a key role as we move forward with NFFE’s...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • No 2014 Sequester Following a dramatic year for federal employees, the office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report earlier this month confirming that federal agencies will not experience any further sequester-related spending cuts. With the passage of a congressional budget and OMB releasing this...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Get to Know the Legislation that Affects You Every day, legislation is popping up across the country proposing such injustices as ending official time, furloughing public employees, pay, pensions and jobs, just to name a few. When more members are educated on the issues, we can become more of a driving force in letting our representatives...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Basic One of Many Classes Available This past week, NFFE-IAM members from around the country came together at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, located in Hollywood, Md., to participate in the year’s first federal basic course. The six-day course covered numerous topics important to NFFE-IAM members. The...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Show Your Union Pride Successful Locals are visible Locals. How can a prospective member join your Local if they don’t know it exists? And you, as a Local officer or member, are your Local’s best advertisement. If you aren’t already wearing your NFFE items, it’s time to start. Show your co-workers and fellow members...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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