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  • Join the NFFE VA Lawsuit Now

    In November 2019, NFFE-IAM joined with Snider & Associates, LLC, to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Registered Nurses (RN) at Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, New York, who were forced to work through their 30-minute unpaid meal period to staffing shortages and workload. Snider & Associates is a law firm…
  • OPM-GSA Merger Stopped in Congress, Is NFFE a Trump-Whisperer?

    Earlier this year, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal to break apart the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), sending its operational parts to the General Services Administration and its policy arm to White House Executive Offices.  NFFE and other labor unions heavily criticized the proposal as a frivolous move without a plan.  Members of…
  • NFFE Brings 12 Week Parental Leave to Vote; Shutdown and Pay Loom

    In what can only be described as a victory for all federal employees, Congress approved 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers under a provision within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.  NFFE and its labor partners lobbied for this provision for years in an attempt to bring the federal…
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to all NFFE members and their families!  NFFE is especially thankful for our dues paying members who keep NFFE strong as a leader in representation, collective bargaining, and workforce policy in the federal community.  We can’t do this without you.    Thank you!
  • EEOC Wants to Treat Federal Union Members Unequally

    Trump appointees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) drafted a rule to block the use of official time to represent union members before the EEOC.
  • Shutdown Averted for Now

    Today, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown as the deadline drew near. The continuing resolution, passed by the House earlier this week, extends funding through December 20, 2019. The President is expected to sign the measure tonight before the midnight deadline. This stopgap bill will allow Congress more time…
  • Shutdown Update for NFFE-IAM Members

    Again, we are on the brink of a federal funding lapse set to occur at the end of the day on Thursday, November 21st. Two legislative days remain before the current continuing resolution expires. The good news: House and Senate leaderships are optimistic that another short-term agreement was reached to keep agencies open through December…
  • Shutdown Update for NFFE-IAM Members

    Again, we are on the brink of a federal funding lapse set to occur at the end of the day on Thursday, November 21st.  Two legislative days remain before the current continuing resolution expires.  The good news: House and S enate leaderships are optimistic that another short-term agreement was reached to keep agencies open through…
  • Veterans Day Message from NFFE National President Randy Erwin

    Brothers and Sisters, This Veterans Day, please join me in honoring those who served and those who continue to serve in uniform defending the country from all threats foreign and domestic.  To all of our military service men and women, whether active, retired, deployed or at home, you have our utmost respect and admiration.  Today,…
  • NFFE and Federal Workers Alliance Partners Continue to Oppose the Nomination of Catherine Bird as FLRA General Counsel

    A very small office within the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has a big impact on the fairness and transparency of the FLRA itself. It is called the Office of the General Counsel, and it is a senate-confirmed position that provides guidance to unions and managers that appear before the agency. The job is also…