Press Releases


  • Seasonal Firefighters’ Campaign for Health Care Victorious as White House Extends New Benefits

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – It is said that one must never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world. Today, John Lauer, a NFFE member and federal firefighter, did exactly that by succeeding in his campaign to extend health care benefits…
  • As Wildfires Rage Out West, One Firefighter’s Crusade for Health Benefits Becomes a Viral Sensation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – It is said that one must never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world. Too often however, the phrase rings as a hollow platitude. But this week one federal firefighter, fed up with his coworkers’ lack…
  • National President Dougan Blasts House Subcommittee Vote to Freeze Federal Pay for Third Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – In response to the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s passage of an appropriations bill extending the federal pay freeze through 2013, National Federation of Federal Employees National President William R. Dougan issued the following statement: “We…
  • National President Dougan Issues Statement on Vote to Freeze Federal Pay Through 2013

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – In response to a House vote last night freezing federal pay for an additional year, National Federation of Federal Employees National President William R. Dougan issued the following statement: “We are disappointed to see the result of Wednesday’s vote. Extending the…
  • National President Dougan Calls for Immediate Release of Agency Shutdown Contingency Plans in Letter to Obama

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Bythrow, Communications Director Phone: (202) 216-4458 Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, NFFE National President William R. Dougan penned a letter to President Obama and OMB Deputy Director for Management Jeffrey Zients requesting the immediate release of agency contingency plans, in light of a recent memo from Zients to agency leadership…