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  • NFFE Receives Leaked Trump Memo Allowing Defense Department to Kill Unions for No Reason

    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.
  • Trump Shows True Colors about Dislike of Feds Through FY 2021 White House Budget Proposal

    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.
  • Health Care Professionals at Arkansas VA Outpatient Clinic Join NFFE-IAM

    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…
  • NFFE Leaders Convene at Winpisinger Training Center to Chart Path Forward in Organizing and Executive Order Mitigation

    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…
  • Max Alonzo Named NFFE National Business Representative/Organizer

    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…
  • Charles Vickery of NFFE Local 1442, Letterkenny Army Depot, Appointed to NFFE’s National Executive Committee

    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…
  • Business Representative Gary Johanson Retires After Incredible 14-Year Career that “Defined His Life”

    Not many people can claim to have had a bigger influence on the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) than Gary Johanson. Gary, who retired from his National Business Representative (BR) position on Friday, January 17th, has spent the last 14 years servicing and helping to grow NFFE locals across the country.   Having served as…
  • Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Brothers and Sisters, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of remembrance of one of the greatest civil rights and racial equality advocates in the history of the United States. Dr. King’s legacy extends far beyond our shores, over the decades instilling motivation and hope in similar movements across the globe seeking to fight…
  • NFFE Forest Service Members Volunteer and Deploy to Help Australia Fight Wildland Fires

    Shortly after Christmas, U.S. Forest Service employee and NFFE Local 2086 member Brian Stearns received the call to deploy to Australia to assist overwhelmed firefighters who are fighting one of the worst wildland fires to ever hit the continent.  Brian didn’t have to go.  He wanted to go.   A few days later, Brian forfeited…
  • What a Week! Big Wins, Strange Defeats, a Pay Raise, And a Bill to Fund the Government for FY 2020

    This was one for the record books.  Literally.  While juggling the demands of impeachment, Congress managed to get full-year funding for FY 2020 done and pass the critical 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). NFFE went into overtime over the last few weeks to ensure our members’ interests were protected in the many versions of…