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  • Introducing NFFE General Counsel, Jeff Friday Friday came to NFFE headquarters in December of 2016, replacing former General Counsel Stefan Sutich. Prior to joining NFFE, Friday served as the Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Defense Education Activity.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert The House will vote on a budget (H.Con.Res. 71) this week that would open the door for Congress to make massive cuts to federal retirement, health benefits and take away the social security supplement.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Shreveport VA Makes Great Organizing Strides in August FL1956, a VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana partnered with the National Office to host an organizing drive that propelled the local to significant membership gains in August.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Former NFFE Officers Dougan and Paolino Receive High Honors at NFFE Centennial Reception NFFE National President Randy Erwin bestowing the title of “NFFE National President Emeritus” on William Dougan at NFFE’s centennial celebration on September 18, 2017. At the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) held last week, two... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Legislative Action Alert Two very important pieces of legislation are coming down the pipe on Capitol Hill (H.R. 2810, H.R. 2997). Each contain harmful amendments and provisions, that will drastically impact federal employees. Click to learn more about NFFE's stance and ways to contact your US Representative.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE: Keep Politics and Ideology Away from Science NFFE supports the Science Protection Project. A new initiative launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-- providing a hotline for federal employees and allies to report any incidents that may diminish the role of science in federal decision-making.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Labor Day 2017 Message to all NFFE Members, Family and Friends This month 100 years ago, NFFE was founded as the first labor union to represent federal employees. In 1917, there was no retirement system, working hours were poorly controlled, leave time was not standardized, Saturday was not recognized as a weekend day, and federal employees had not received...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 1690 Young Worker Tyller Williamson Elected Delegate to the Central Labor Council Tyller Williamson, age 29, serves as the Legislative Chair at FL 1690 and in August of 2016, he was elected as one of three delegates to his CLC. The decision to run for delegate was an easy one; after expressing his interest in political action and community engagement, former NFFE Legislative...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New NFFE Membership Benefit The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased to announce a new agreement with attorney Alan J. Shapiro to provide NFFE members with highly qualified legal representation for federal workers’ compensation claims and advice. Mr. Shapiro is a nationwide practitioner of federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 2017 Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Awarded to NFFE Daughter Emily Wichtrich 2017 Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Awarded to NFFE Daughter Emily Wichtrich The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased to announce that Emily Wichtrich was awarded the Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship for the 2017 year. Emily is the daughter of NFFE member Susan Sova, a federal employee with the U.S. Forest Service.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 1904 Increases Membership by 27 percent in One Month! FL 1904 Increases Membership by 27 percent in One Month! NFFE locals throughout the country have made a renewed commitment to organizing in the last year; opting into NFFE’s new organizing donation program, developing strategic plans, and reaching out to every bargaining unit employee…and the hard work is paying off!     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Unions Push Out OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk Unions Push Out OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk In a great victory for all federal employees, the Trump nominee for OPM director, George Nesterczuk, withdrew his nomination for consideration yesterday. THANK YOU to all NFFE members who contacted their Senators in opposition to the Nesterczuk nomination!     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE and Coalition Partners Show Strength on Capitol Hill Yesterday, The National Federation of Federal Employees and its coalition partners scored significant victories by ensuring that several amendments were not passed in two bills. The first amendment was proposed by Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to H.R. 3219 which would have implemented the draconian Holman...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Forest Service Council Grabs Bipartisan Support for Injured First Responders The National Federation of Federal Employees is pleased to announce that Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the First Responders Fair RETIRE Act (H.R. 3303).If passed, this bill will correct a technical flaw in the law that leaves...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • July 18th is National Call-in Day to say No to Cuts to Mandatory Spending and Federal Benefits NFFE is urging all union members to participate in National Call-in Day, tomorrow July 18th, in order to fight President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget is still being negotiated, so it is important now more than ever that you call your House Representative to voice your...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Urged by NFFE, Threatening Provisions Removed from FY18 NDAA NFFE and our coalition partners have claimed a victory in combatting proposed legislation that would strip federal employees of their rights and benefits. We successfully urged the removal of language and provisions from the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Continues Fight Against Air Traffic Control Privatization The National Federation of Federal Employees is continuing to work diligently in our ongoing effort to ensure that the U.S. Air Traffic Control system remains to be operated solely for the public’s benefit and safety, not for the benefit of wealthy airline CEOs that will operate a privatized...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Koch Brothers Aim to Strip Protections from Federal Employees Starting with the VA, Then at All Government Agencies Billionaire brothers Charles and David H. Koch are using their network of conservative organizations to push for legislation that strips essential protections for federal employees in an attempt to disrupt the federal government. The passing of the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Holds Day-Long Markup Hearing on Chairman Shuster’s AIRR Act (H.R. 2997) On Tuesday, House Republicans pushed through committee, in a 32-25 vote, a six-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes a plan to hand over the operations and regulation of the nation’s air traffic control system to private corporation. Transportation and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1904 New Orleans VA Has Big Plans for Building Membership in 2017 With all the changes that have taken place in the last year, a number of NFFE locals throughout the country have been renewing their commitment to building membership in order to build strength. NFFE Local 1904, located at New Orleans VA Medical Center and some of the smaller VA facilities in...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Urged by NFFE, House Democrats Deliver Letter to Leadership Opposing Cuts to Federal Employee Retirement On Wednesday June 14th, 112 Democratic Representatives sent a letter addressed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to express their “strong opposition to President Trump’s assault on the salaries and pensions of middle class federal employees, retirees, and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Trump/Shuster FAA Privatization Gives Big Airlines Carte Blanche; Safety and Passengers Lose Out President Donald Trump announced his support for the privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and with it, the nation’s air traffic control system. The proposal will separate the Air Traffic Control system from the federal government and place FAA assets and oversight into the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Representatives of NFFE Local 251 Ken Dinsmore and Rebecca Nourse Receive the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award On May 19th, The Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals presented the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award to NFFE Local 251 President Ken Dinsmore and Rebecca Nourse, a Deputy Regional Forester. Over the past five years, the pair ensured that both the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1697 President Tim Heltzer Receives Forest Service Job Corp Partnership Award On April 26, 2017, NFFE 1697 Local Lodge President Tim Heltzer was presented with an Achievement Award by the Forest Service Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Partnership Council for his commitment to labor-management collaboration. After 35 years of service in the federal government and 28...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Members and American Air Travel Safety at Risk with Shuster’s FAA Privatization Plan The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on “The Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic Control to Build a 21st Century Aviation System for America,” in which Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) advocated for the privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration and its...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Member Communications Advisory: Paid (Fake) Media on Official Time Some NFFE members are receiving calls from local and national media reporters requesting information and perspectives from union members regarding federal official time. Many of these inquiries are devised by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a known conservative media outlet for anti-labor forces...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Celebrates Successful Legislative Week The National Federation of Federal Employees celebrated after a successful legislative week which took place May 8-11 in Washington, D.C. NFFE members took to the Halls of Congress to discuss federal official time, paid parental leave, VA employee rights, fair retirement benefits for first...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Celebrates Nurses Week The National Federation of Federal Employees would like to thank all of the nurses throughout the United States for their dedication and hard work, especially during National Nurses Week.   Across the country, more than 100,000 federal nurses care for our... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Public and Private Pay Gap Continues to Widen Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the pay gap between federal employees and private sector workers. The CBO reports that federal employees with a professional or doctorate degree received fewer benefits and earned 24% less wages on average than private sector...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Down to the Last Day – Shutdown Averted Friday, the Congress passed a short-term spending measure, or Continuing Resolution, to keep the government running for another week. The measure will provide funding for government operations through Friday May 5th, and it now seems congressional leadership will pass a longer funding measure...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE to Celebrate Centennial at IAM Government Employees Conference in Las Vegas this September Planet Hollywood will host the IAM Government Employees Conference Sept. 17-21, 2017. NFFE's Centennial celebration will take place at the conference on the evening of Sept. 18, 2017. Don't miss it! Nearly 100 years ago, NFFE became the first federal employee union to represent our... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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