NFFE Recognizes Locals’ Organizing Success with Free Trips to Washington, DC for Lobby Week


NFFE is excited to announce that five Locals are being rewarded for their efforts and commitment to building their membership. These Locals, nominated by their respective business representatives and approved by NFFE’s National Organizing Committee, will each receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. for one member to attend the 2010 IAM Legislative Conference, also known as Lobby Week.

The winners are:

Local 1: San Francisco, CA, Department of Veterans Affairs
Local 387: Northport, NY, Department of Veterans Affairs
Local 1855: Bristol, TN, Forest Service, Job Corps
Local 1998: Nationwide, Department of State, Passport Service
Local 2189: Texarkana, TX, Department of Defense

The idea of recognizing Locals who have made a priority of growing their membership was discussed enthusiastically by the National Organizing Steering Committee at last May’s organizing strategic planning session. Rather than developing a contest based on future organizing efforts, each business representative was asked to choose two nominees from his or her region that have already been making significant progress in recent years. The National Organizing Committee then reviewed the nominated Locals, and voted on a winner from each group.

The president of each Local will select one member in good standing to travel to Washington, D.C. this May for the Legislative Conference. The NFFE National Office will cover airfare (or mileage), five nights’ hotel stay, and per diem for each of these members.

“We are extremely happy to be able to provide these trips to some of our hard-working Locals,” said NFFE National Organizing Director Cassie Kerner. “The officers and members at these locations have really stepped up and shown a commitment to organizing, and they deserve to be recognized for their efforts. I’d like to thank everyone for putting their time and effort into growing our membership this year and making our union even stronger.”

Lobby Week will be held this year from May 10 – 13 in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit and click on the ‘Lobby Week’ icon on the right hand side of the page.

To learn more about NFFE’s ongoing organizing efforts, and how to get your Local involved, please visit the NFFE website and click on ‘Organizing Central,’ also on the right side of the screen.