April 14, 2020
As our nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic, many NFFE-IAM members have continued to report every day to their normal workplaces directly confronting the threat of the virus. NFFE is currently fighting for hazard pay for our members who though deemed as essential, are oft-times made to work in close quarters with insufficient cleaning materials and no standard PPE.
April 6, 2020
On Friday, NFFE National President Randy Erwin co-hosted a federal labor conference call with Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen to plan the next steps for legislation to address the growing COVID crisis.
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…