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  • NFFE Joins Young Workers in Chicago Last month, over a thousand young workers, activists, and community partners gathered in Chicago, IL from to learn more about the Labor Movement, build young worker solidarity, and provide service to the local community. The three day summit was hosted by the AFL-CIO, entitled the Next Up Summit,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE and Allies Defeat Bill to Fire Federal Employees Last week, a bill aimed at firing federal employees delinquent on his or her taxes failed to pass in the House of Representatives for the second year in a row. "The bill’s defeat comes following an intense effort from NFFE and our allies on Capitol Hill opposing the effort. Members of Congress...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Congress, Same Old Attacks One attack that is recurring in each session of Congress is the attempt to eliminate official time, the mechanism available to federal unions to carry out their legally-mandated duty of fair representation. Official time is used exclusively for agency-related business including collective...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congressman Seeks to Slash Federal Employee Salaries by 8.7 Percent After a string of anti-federal employee pieces of legislation have been introduced at the start of the 114th Congress, Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) may have established himself as the most anti-federal employee lawmaker on Capitol Hill. Congressman Rice’s recent legislation, the (inappropriately named)...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-Backed Legislation Moves Forward in Congress Last week, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) reintroduced the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) with Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) as original cosponsors. This common-sense measure is one that NFFE has been working on for nearly five years. After diligent research,...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Member of Congress to Vote NO on Upcoming Budget Tomorrow, members of the House of Representatives will be voting on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. NFFE-IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote "No" on this budget bill. This extreme budget would gouge...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • GOP Budget Seeks Hundreds of Billions in Cuts to Federal Employees Last week, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled the GOP’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016. Continuing a trend from previous GOP budget proposals, the budget seeks deep cuts from federal employees – to the tune of $318 billion. NFFE stands in staunch...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Newsletter and Website Contest Deadline Extended to April 17 The Newsletter and Website Contest is open to all good-standing local and district lodges who regularly distribute official newsletters and/or maintain regularly-updated websites. A panel of independent judges will consider newsletters published during the calendar year 2014 and websites...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Make Plans to Attend the IAM 2015 Legislative Conference It is very important that every NFFE Local and/or Council make an effort to send at least one delegate to the IAM Legislative Conference this year. Federal workers’ pay, benefits, worker rights, and jobs are under attack in Washington, and attending this conference is our opportunity to speak up...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Joins IAM Members Storming Capitol Hill to Stop TPP Last week, members of NFFE Local 2 joined the IAM, AFL-CIO and other allied unions and organizations in a Stop Fast Track Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. NFFE-IAM members met with their Senators and Representatives to urge their opposition to fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Information of Services for Philip Snodgrass On February 23, 2015 Philip Donges Snodgrass, 27 suddenly lost his life while living in Washington DC. Philip graduated from Dulaney High School of Cockeysville, MD in 2005. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Philip graduated in 2009 with majors in political science and history and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Don’t Miss Out on Scholarship Opportunities! NFFE-IAM members have access to numerous scholarship opportunities for themselves and their families. Two scholarships have upcoming deadlines. Do not delay in taking advantage of these opportunities. Be sure to read all guidelines and FAQs to determine eligibility.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Supports Bill to Rollback Unfair Pension Cuts Originally, increasing federal employee pension contributions in 2012 was used as a way to pay for extending unemployment insurance. Then, members of Congress decided to take the increased contributions a step further in 2013 as a method to balance the budget. Congress once again proved it had no...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Says President's Budget Better than Previous, but Problems Remain For federal workers, some of the most notable provisions in the budget include a proposed 1.3 percent pay adjustment in 2016, an overall increase in the size of the federal workforce and an end to the dangerous across-the-board sequestration cuts. After five years of federal workers experiencing...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Lawmakers Introduce Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act On Monday, a group of House lawmakers held a press conference to unveil the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA), legislation providing federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. For years, NFFE has been on the front...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • The Federal Workforce is Shrinking, But Congress Wants More Cuts Earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management released data on the state of the 2014 federal workforce showing that the federal government shed around 21,000 jobs in FY14. That brings the total number of federal jobs lost since 2011 to over 84,000. Yet despite these lost jobs, there are...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • It’s Time – Paid Parental Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, federal employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave when caring for a newborn child, with the option of using accrued sick and annual leave to supplement the lost pay. However, in the newly-proposed bill by the President, federal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each of us has a duty to carry on the work of Dr. King. If we want a just society, we must roll up our sleeves and work for justice. Dr. King said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Expands Parental Leave for Federal Employees On Thursday, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave to federal employees with a new child, employees caring for ill family members, and other sick leave-eligible uses. Accompanying the signed memorandum, President...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Meet the House’s New Chairman Charged with Oversight of Federal Workforce Today, we take a look at the committee charged with federal workforce oversight in the House, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and its new chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Representative Chaffetz, elected in 2008, has made his intentions very clear to take the Oversight and...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Meet the Senate’s Incoming Top Federal Employee Lawmaker Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is in line to become the new Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee – the committee charged with oversight of the federal workforce. While the Senator’s name is still new to many in the halls of Congress, it will undoubtedly become...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Take Advantage of NFFE-IAM Scholarship Opportunities As families around the country rush to finish last-minute college applications during the holiday season, do not forget about the countless scholarship opportunities available to NFFE-IAM members and their children/spouses.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Passes Spending Bill Over The Weekend This past weekend, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion funding bill that will keep the government funded through the end of Sept. 2015 (excluding the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded until Feb. 2015). In addition to government funding, the $1.1 trillion bill also included numerous...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • 2015 William W. Winpisinger Class Schedule Available Now Classes are offered year-round on a variety of topics that will help union members become more informed and engaged in our union. For the newest members, the Federal Employees Seminars both basic and advanced are week-long classes that cover the essentials of Union advocacy and labor relations....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Thanks Some Federal Employees On Tuesday, President Obama addressed nearly 3,000 members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and other leaders in the federal workforce. Speaking to a crowded room, Obama sought to thank the dedicated federal workforce, and to empathize with the recently-tumultuous environment they have...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Obama Grants Federal Employees Additional Day of Holiday Leave Late Friday afternoon, President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, with pay and without a charge to leave. This means that most federal employees will receive an extra day of holiday leave on Dec. 26.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress Appears Poised to Pass Government Funding In what appeared to be heading towards an all-out fight between tea party and moderate members within the GOP, Congress now appears to be headed towards a funding compromise to keep the government funded beyond its current Dec. 11, 2014 deadline. The solution devised by congressional leaders will...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill to Save Treasure Lake Since the possibility of Treasure Lake closure was first announced, NFFE has been fighting to keep the Center open. The Union has disputed the rationale the Department of Labor (DOL) used to select Treasure Lake for closure, gathered scores of signatures on a petition to save the Center, rallied...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 178 Presents Labor-Management Success in DC Earlier this week, members of NFFE Local 178 were invited to present before the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations in Washington, DC to discuss their successes working with Aberdeen Proving Ground managers. Notable achievements included a new employee wellness program, new...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Extremists in Congress Float Idea of Another Shutdown While incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has promised that there will not be another government shutdown under his leadership, it would appear that all the members of his caucus have not received the memo. Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has floated...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Federal Employee Due Process Protections At Risk In a recent string of interviews, McDonald has said that around 2,000 VA employees are being actively monitored for potential disciplinary action. Of that 2,000, McDonald estimates nearly half will receive some form of discipline – likely in the form of suspension or termination. In a scandal...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Worker-Friendly Candidates Face Difficult Election Night Middle-of-the-road legislation expected of divided Congress can no longer be expected. With Congress in one-party control, there is a very good chance that Congress will take action on numerous bills that are highly partisan in nature. For federal employees, that means the chances are...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • A Special Veterans Day Message On this Veterans Day, let us take a moment to recognize and honor the millions of men and women who have selflessly answered the call to serve in our nation’s military. Our nation – founded on a promise of liberty – has been built upon a proud heritage of military service. These sacrifices, too...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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