March 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our economy, our employers and our membership.
March 20, 2020
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) announced yesterday that the 2020 IAM Legislative Conference, scheduled to be held May 4-6, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel, has been cancelled due to concerns about the novel Coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease that it causes. Any hotel and travel arrangements made for this…
March 10, 2020
The 2017 whistleblower law that was sold to Congress created a tapestry of chaos and uncertainty among VA staff and practitioners. What followed were threats, intimidation, retaliation, reassignments, terminations, broken reputations, and the extinguished careers of once top experts in veterans care.
March 5, 2020
In May of 2018, President Trump issued three Executive Orders (EOs) designed to target federal employees and their right to actively participate in a union. NFFE-IAM, alongside eleven other federal employee unions, led the charge to challenge these unlawful attacks and successfully kept them at bay for over a year. Unfortunately, in April of 2019,…
February 13, 2020
Ignoring a century of complementary relationships between union workers and the Defense Department, the leaked January memo refers to an obscure authority allowed under national security law that can supersede labor law when the president, or in this case, the now-delegated secretary of defense, feels labor rights interfere with the interest of the nation.
February 13, 2020
This week, the White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 detailing how it sees the future of the Executive Branch and the government writ large. While the White House budget proposal is viewed as a largely ceremonial practice fraught with political messages, it also carries strong notions of what the president may allow or veto in that year’s appropriations bills.
February 7, 2020
The IAM Organizing Department succeeded in expanding the IAM’s footprint in the health care industry when an overwhelming majority of doctors, dentists, nurses, dieticians and other health care-related professionals at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Texarkana, AR voted to join NFFE-IAM. The newly organized group will be part of an already established NFFE-IAM…
February 4, 2020
Last week, leadership and staff of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) met at its annual organizing and recruitment strategic planning session at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland. Attendees included National President Randy Erwin, National Secretary-Treasurer Dave Stamey, National Executive Council (NEC) officers, national business representatives, headquarters…
February 1, 2020
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that Max Alonzo of NFFE Local 376 will serve as the new National Business Representative/Organizer (BR/Organizer) for NFFE locals in California. In November, NFFE announced the BR/Organizer position, and accepted applications for more than one month. In the last several weeks, multiple candidates interviewed…
January 30, 2020
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that Charles “Chuck” Vickery, vice president of NFFE Local 1442, Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as a member of NFFE’s National Executive Committee (NEC). In November of 2019, NFFE announced and accepted applications for a vacant national vice president position…