Press Releases


  • NFFE and Allies Convince Administration to Save Federal Job Corps Program and Avoid Biggest Federal Layoff in Decade

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is expressing support for the decision made by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reverse their plan to close 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC) operated by the U.S.…
  • U.S. House and Senate Act to Stop Job Training Centers Closures

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, two pieces of legislation were successfully introduced and amended in both chambers of Congress in response to the recent announcement from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to transfer or close 25 Forest Service Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC)…
  • Trump Officials Abandon America’s Disadvantaged Youth by Closing Civilian Conservation Centers at USDA

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – The Department of Labor (DOL) announced today that it is closing the 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) that operate within the U.S. Forest Service at the Department of Agriculture (USDA).  DOL released a statement in coordination with USDA stating that some…
  • Union on Trump Proposal to Merge Vacation and Sick Leave for Feds: “Trump Admin. Should Keep Hands Off of Federal Employees’ Leave.”

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424   Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemns the proposed change in leave policy for federal employees introduced in President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal to Congress. The proposal is to combine federal workers’ annual and sick leave into one…
  • Gutting of Federal Workers’ Pay and Retirement in Trump Budget a ‘Race to the Bottom’ for All Americans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemns the fiscal year 2020 budget proposal from President Trump that decimates pay and retirement security for 2.1 million federal workers in a misguided attempt to lower the federal deficit on the backs of working people after passing deficit-exploding tax cuts for millionaires…
  • Union Calls on White House and OPM to Give Feds their Pay Raise

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, Randy Erwin, the national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) called on the White House and Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert to expedite administrative procedures required to implement the 1.9% pay increase signed into law on February 15, 2019. In…
  • NFFE President Responds to Shutdown Being Averted

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, after weeks of uncertainty and worry, President Trump signed the bipartisan deal averting a second government shutdown in 2019. The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) expressed its relief to see opposing sides of the aisle come together to bring federal workers…
  • NFFE to Trump: Put Pen to Paper and Sign the Bipartisan Deal to Avert a Shutdown

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, with a bipartisan deal to keep the government open through the next fiscal year being reached earlier this week, it appears that President Trump is set to sign the deal and avert what could have been another crisis for federal families. The National…
  • NFFE: Agreement to Reopen Government Welcomed, ‘Never Let This Happen Again!’

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424   Washington, D.C. – Today, NFFE National President Randy Erwin responds to the announcement by President Trump to temporarily reopen the full government while negotiations continue on other fronts: “On behalf of 800,000 federal workers and their families, and an additional untold number of contactors, businesses owners,…
  • NFFE President Erwin Arrested Alongside Federal Labor Leaders and Furloughed Federal Employees Following ‘Occupy Hart’ Protest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424 Washington, D.C. – Today, NFFE President Randy Erwin was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police after refusing to leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, demanding a meeting to end the shutdown. President Erwin was arrested with AFGE President J. David Cox, IFPTE President Paul Shear,…