Press Releases


  • 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…
  • NFFE and 12 Other Unions Sue President Trump Over Recently Issued Executive Orders Targeting Federal Employees and Their Unions

      Wednesday, June 13, 2018     Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing 110,000 federal employees across the country, joined 12 other unions in suing President Trump and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in response to three executive orders issued by President Trump on May 25, 2018. In the…
  • NFFE and 12 Other Unions Sue President Trump Over Recently Issued Executive Orders Targeting Federal Employees and Their Unions

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018     Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing 110,000 federal employees across the country, joined 12 other unions in suing President Trump and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in response to three executive orders issued by President Trump on May 25, 2018. In the suit,…
  • Dougan Pens Letter to Congress Urging Support for Cole-Kilmer Amendment to Exempt 180,000 Defense Employees from Furloughs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – With furloughs underway for over 650,000 Department of Defense (DoD) workers, serious questions have been raised about the potential for yet another round of temporary forced layoffs in fiscal year 2014. A major point of contention has developed over DoD”s initial…
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Declaring War Against America’s Civil Servants

      Friday, May 25, 2018   Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), representing over 100,000 federal workers, expressed outrage after President trump signs three Executive Orders, all of which aim to decimate the principles of an apolitical federal civil service.  Together, the practical application of the executive orders creates a culture…