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NFFE Strongly Opposes the Dangerous and Profiteering AIRR Act that Would Privatize Air Traffic Control and Air Travel Safety
Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly opposes the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform & Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act), which is scheduled for committee mark-up on Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, air traffic control and air travel safety fall under the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); however, the AIRR Act will remove this function from the FAA and give it to a private organization controlled by airlines and the aviation industry, raising serious concerns among accountability and safety advocates.   : : MORE

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Urged by NFFE, House Democrats Deliver Letter to Leadership Opposing Cuts to Federal Employee Retirement
On Wednesday June 14th, 112 Democratic Representatives sent a letter addressed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to express their “strong opposition to President Trump’s assault on the salaries and pensions of middle class federal employees, retirees, and their families to pay for tax cuts for billionaires, as proposed in his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request.”
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Jun 19, 2017

Trump/Shuster FAA Privatization Gives Big Airlines Carte Blanche; Safety and Passengers Lose Out
President Donald Trump announced his support for the privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and with it, the nation’s air traffic control system. The proposal will separate the Air Traffic Control system from the federal government and place FAA assets and oversight into the hands of airline corporations. The President is meeting with several airline CEO’s and top executives on Monday, who are urging the President and Congress to gift them the government’s FAA assets, as well as oversight of its operations.
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  Jun 5, 2017

Representatives of NFFE Local 251 Ken Dinsmore and Rebecca Nourse Receive the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award
On May 19th, The Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals presented the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award to NFFE Local 251 President Ken Dinsmore and Rebecca Nourse, a Deputy Regional Forester. Over the past five years, the pair ensured that both the agency and the union have sustained a high level of cooperative relations through mutual trust and respect.
News Item  ·  National Federation of Federal Employees  ·  May 30, 2017

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NFFE Responds to Congress Passing VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: “Weakening Employee Protections Will Not Make the VA More Accountable”
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the misleadingly-titled “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017” (S. 1094), which passed the Senate last week. The bill is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump in the coming days.
Press Release  ·  Jun 14, 2017

Gutting of Federal Workers’ Retirement in Trump Budget Represents a ‘Race to the Bottom’ for All Americans
NFFE President Randy Erwin on President Trump's Proposal to Slash Federal Employee Pensions: “President Trump campaigned on being a champion for working people and protecting people’s retirement. Now, in his first opportunity to make good on those promises, he is throwing working people under the bus and gutting their retirement. We believe this may be the single largest attack on a group of workers’ retirement in our nation's history. These proposed pension cuts are unconscionable.”
Press Release  ·  May 23, 2017

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