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  • 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…
  • 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…