Press Releases


  • Federal Employee Union Responds to House Committees Targeting Federal Employees and Veterans

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        March 8, 2017                                                                                   Contact: Steve Lenkart (202) 216-4458  Federal Employee Union Responds to House Committees Targeting Federal Employees and Veterans Washington, D.C. – Today, in two separate committees in the House of Representatives, veterans and federal employees came one step closer to losing several levels of checks…
  • NFFE to Congress: Stop Treating Veterans like Political Pawns

    Friday, march 3, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) expressed its disappointment with the introduction of a bill that will deter talent and qualified medical expertise from working at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The bill, H.R. 2159, introduced by Rep. David “Phil” Roe (R-TX) will eliminate many…
  • Over 700 Red River Army Depot Jobs Saved!

    Friday, February 24, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) praises Defense Secretary James Mattis and Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer for extending the jobs of over 700 term/temp employees at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas.  Until yesterday, the fate of these employees was unknown because the…
  • House Panel Struggles with Official Time

    Thursday, February 16, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing on the federal government’s tracking and use of Official Time, a provision in the law that allows federal employees to promote efficiency, safety, and cost-saving measures to management through the representation of…
  • Parental Leave Act Comes to Term with Families

    Friday, February 10, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) praises U.S. Representatives Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) for introducing the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017.  If passed, the measure will provide federal employees with six weeks of leave in connection with the birth, adoption…
  • NFFE Clears Path for Wildland Firefighters, Defense Workers

    Thursday, January 5, 2017   Washington, D.C. – With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943), the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) celebrates a victory for temporary and term employees at federal land management agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) through the creation of a career path…
  • NFFE to Trump: Stop Campaigning and Start Governing

    Thursday, January 5, 2017   Washington, D.C. –  Today, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) National President Randy Erwin expressed his disappointment with the signing of an Executive Order that prohibits any additional new hires in the federal government except for some national security positions.     “Freezing hiring in the federal government is a…
  • Campaign to End Defense Furloughs Nets Thousands of Letters from 47/50 States to Nearly 300 Congressional Offices

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: William R. Dougan, Chairman Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – With furloughs for nearly 700,000 Defense employees just around the corner, thousands of federal workers are speaking out to put a stop to them. This week, the Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 labor unions representing 300,000 federal employees throughout…
  • 20 Federal Unions Join Forces to Pressure Hill with Grassroots “Furlough Red Zone” Campaign to Stop Defense Furloughs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: William Dougan, Chairman Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – The Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 unions collectively representing over 300,000 federal workers in dozens of departments agencies throughout government, is announcing a coalition-wide campaign to combat the upcoming furlough of more than 650,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees,…
  • Dougan Praises Decision Striking Down DOMA; Urges Swift Implementation for Federal Employees

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 255-9950 In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act this morning, William R. Dougan, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees, a national union representing 110,000 federal workers throughout the U.S., issued the following statement: “We…