Press Releases


  • 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,…
  • NFFE to Senate Leadership: Call the Vote to End the Shutdown!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424   Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) joined other federal labor organizations at Nationals Park—where the Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals play—to demonstrate against the partial government shutdown. Senate Republicans chose Nationals Park as the location for their annual retreat,…
  • New Union Lawsuit Against Government over Shutdown

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), joined with the Machinists Union (IAMAW), National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) SEIU, the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO), and Snider & Associates, LLC, in filing a lawsuit against the federal government in response to the government shutdown.…
  • Congress and White House Accept Partial Shutdown

    White House and Congress Accept Shutdown Fate; Federal Families to Pay the Price this Christmas Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing over 110,000 federal civil service employees, expressed outrage at the failure of the White House and Congress to reach agreement to keep the government open during the holidays.  The…
  • Federal Union Sues Dept. of Veterans Affairs Over Unlawful Ban on Official Time

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Holder Phone: 202-216-4424   Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing 110,000 federal employees across the country, joined the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in…
  • Union catches VA official illegally recording negotiation session

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018   Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, August 30, 2018, members of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) Veterans Affairs Council discovered illegal surveillance conducted by a member of the management team during negotiations at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), in Atlanta, Georgia.  The illegal surveillance—conducted through a mobile phone…
  • NFFE and 23 Other Unions Call on Special Counsel to Assist Agency Staff in Resisting Illegal Trump Directives

    Friday, June 22, 2018   Washington, D.C. – This week, the National Federations of Federal Employees (NFFE) joined a coalition of labor organizations representing hundreds of thousands of federal employees in expressing their concerns about potential punitive actions against federal labor relations (LR) professionals. In a letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner, NFFE and others advised…