President Dougan, Vice President Ostrowski, Discuss Federal Issues with Members of Congress
NFFE National President William R. Dougan and National Vice President Timothy Ostrowski met with key leaders at a Congressional breakfast last week to discuss a broad array of issues impacting the nation.
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH) were on hand to listen to NFFE’s ideas for stimulating the ailing economy, and what role federal workers can play in this process. President Dougan stressed job creation within the federal sector as one of many remedies to help the economy get back on its feet.
“The greatest victim of this economic downturn has been the American middle class,” said Dougan. “Good-paying federal jobs are a great way to put people back to work and start pulling ourselves out of this hole.”
Dougan also expressed his willingness to work with Congress to address other key issues such as improving labor-management relations within the federal workforce, securing paid parental leave for federal employees, and finally delivering the Employee Free Choice Act for America’s workers.
“We are committed to bringing the voice of every single federal employee to the halls of Congress,” said Dougan. “I would like to thank Representatives Tonko and Sutton for all of their work in fighting for federal employees and the middle class.”