NFFE and IAM Continue Internal Growth Success, Adding Nearly 300 New Members


Internal NFFE News

December 12, 2023

A continued strategic organizing initiative between the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Organizing Department and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) has again added hundreds of new members to the union.

The latest internal organizing drive, which took place over the last several months, signed up another 276 members across multiple states, federal agencies and sectors.

“I’m so proud of our organizing team for continuing to find ways to grow our union in strength and numbers,” said IAM Organizing Director Vinny Addeo. “With our success in internally organizing more than 1,400 NFFE-IAM members in 2023, the Organizing Department is looking forward to expanding our efforts and devoting more resources to our NFFE-IAM internal organizing strategic plan for 2024.”

The effort was led by IAM Organizing Department Grand Lodge Representative Juan Eldridge, with assistance from Organizing Department Grand Lodge Representative Sonny Martinez and Organizing Department Special Representative Chris Casteel, and multiple NFFE-IAM representatives from across the country.

“We are making a real difference in the lives of our federal workforce,” said Eldridge. “It’s been an honor for myself and our team to get to know these workers and grow their power on the job.”

The latest success in the joint organizing effort adds to thousands of new NFFE-IAM members organized this year.

“Federal workers across the nation continue to see the value in having the strength of NFFE-IAM by their side,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “We’re so grateful to the IAM for continuing to lend its expertise and resources toward bringing our union to new heights.”