September 27, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) is urging Congress to vote on and pass the VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021 (H.R. 1948/S. 771), legislation that now has over 200 bipartisan cosponsors in the House of Representatives. Introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), the bill ensures that Title 38 employees with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have the same collective bargaining rights as other federal employees.
September 12, 2022
On Friday, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives requesting that members of congress vote for the Preventing a Patronage System Act (H.R. 302) expected on the House floor this week. The bipartisan legislation aims to protect the merit system principles of the federal workforce by preventing U.S. president from requiring political loyalty from the apolitical career ranks of federal civil service.
August 3, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) praises the U.S. Senate’s passage of the PACT Act. Once signed into law by President Biden, the legislation will deliver high-quality Veterans Health Administration (VA) care and benefits to an additional 3.5 million veterans affected by toxic burn pits and provides critical resources to the VA.
August 1, 2022
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) praises the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (H.R. 5118) late Friday evening. Introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, the major natural resources package will boost investments for combatting wildfires, drought response, and disaster mitigation efforts.
July 1, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) applauds the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee for halting the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission through bipartisan opposition to confirming the commission’s nominees. The AIR Commission could have moved forward with plans to close or eliminate services at 60 VA hospitals and dozens of outpatient clinics, nursing homes and other VA health care facilities nationwide.
June 30, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) applauds Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja for strong leadership and pro-worker initiatives in her tenure as OPM’s top official. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Ahuja being sworn in as the Director of OPM.
June 21, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) applauds a Biden Administration announcement that federal wildland firefighters across the country will soon be receiving a long-awaited pay raise authorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. A significant majority of federal wildland firefighters will have their base salary increased by $20,000 per year, retroactive to October of 2021, the start of the fiscal year.
May 26, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National President Randy Erwin is calling on the Biden Administration to use its authority granted under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 to increase federal wildland firefighter pay across-the-board nationwide, and to do so immediately.
May 13, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) praises the Senate confirmation of Susan Grundmann to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Grundmann has a long and illustrious career as the chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, and before then, she worked tirelessly as an esteemed labor attorney and served as the general counsel of NFFE.
May 12, 2022
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2499, the Federal Firefighter Fairness Act. Introduced by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), the bill establishes a presumption that federal firefighters with at least five years of service who develop serious health conditions, such as cancers and long-term illnesses, did so due to on-the-job exposure to smoke and other hazardous materials.