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  • Senate Passes Two-year Budget Agreement to Raise Debt Ceiling and Spending Caps

    On August 1, the Senate passed a two-year budget agreement to raise the debt ceiling and spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.  The House already passed the same agreement before it left for August recess, and President Trump indicated he will sign the agreement into law. While multi-year budget agreements usually fall short…
  • Appeals Court Deliver Injustice to Federal Employee Unions; Overturns Federal Judge’s Decision to Block President Trump’s Illegal Executive Orders

    On July 16, 2019, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered an injustice to federal employee unions by overturning a U.S. District Court decision that determined three anti-employee executive orders (EO) were issued illegally by the Trump administration.  The three-judge panel did not render an opinion regarding the legal merits of the executive orders but…
  • NFFE Congratulates Mason Carter and Mikayla Ries as Richard N. Brown Scholarship Winners

    Continuing with our mission of improving the lives of NFFE-IAM members and their families across the country, NFFE is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship.  NFFE teamed up with the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), a non-profit organization founded to provide financial assistance to federal employees…
  • IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM

    (International Association of Machinists) IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, and other unions held a rally to save the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources agency. The White House has recently threatened to abolish the OPM. The OPM provides critical support for government employees in all branches of the federal government.   This proposed…
  • RALLY Tuesday Against OPM Breakup – June 25 @ NOON

    NFFE-IAM and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will be hosting a rally opposing President Trump’s plan to dismantle OPM and transfer its function to GSA and other agencies. We are also opposing his threat to lay-off and furlough employees if Congress doesn’t allow his plan to go through.   WHO:         …
  • NFFE Accepts the 2019 Reuther/Chavez Workers’ Rights Award on Behalf of Federal Workers

    On June 18, 2019, NFFE received the 2019 Reuther/Chavez Workers’ Rights award on behalf of federal employees at the 72nd Annual American’s for Democratic Action (ADA) Awards Reception. NFFE National President Randy Erwin attended the event and accepted the award. ADA also honored Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and Nan Aron, founder and president…
  • After Much Advocacy, House Subcommittee Calls for 3.1% Pay Bump for Feds in 2020

    On Monday, the draft fiscal 2020 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill was advanced by members of a House subcommittee. The bill calls for an average 3.1% pay raise for federal civilian employees in 2020. If passed, the bill would block President Trump’s proposal to freeze federal employees’ pay next year.      This House subcommittee…
  • A Memorial Day Message from the National President

    A Memorial Day Message from NFFE National President Randy Erwin: NFFE Brothers and Sisters: As we gather together with friends and family this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember and to offer prayers for all of the men and women who lost their lives while in service to the United States of America. …
  • NFFE-IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill; Blanket Offices with Issue Papers

    Last week, NFFE-IAM members arrived in droves to charge up Capitol Hill resulting in one of the most successful legislative weeks in recent history.  The legislative conference was hosted at the Hyatt Regency Washington where morning sessions included invigorating speeches from labor supporters and candidates seeking the nomination for president next year.  The week was…
  • In YAHOO News’ “The Fire Line” NFFE Members Matt Guzman and Jeremy Blake Discuss Life as Wildland firefighters (VIDEO)

    Wildland firefighters Matt Guzman and Jeremy Blake of NFFE Local 2023 were interviewed recently and featured in a video for Yahoo News, highlighting the work that the U.S. Forest Service is doing to prepare for the 2019 fire season which is now underway.   Last year was the deadliest fire season in California’s history claiming the…