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  • NFFE Forest Service Members Volunteer and Deploy to Help Australia Fight Wildland Fires U.S. Forest Service employee and NFFE Local 2086 member Brian Stearns received the call to deploy to Australia to assist overwhelmed firefighters who are fighting one of the worst wildland fires to ever hit the continent. Brian didn’t have to go. He wanted to go.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • What a Week! Big Wins, Strange Defeats, a Pay Raise, And a Bill to Fund the Government for FY 2020 While juggling the demands of impeachment, Congress managed to get full-year funding for FY 2020 done and pass the critical 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Join the NFFE VA Lawsuit Now In November 2019, NFFE-IAM joined with Snider & Associates, LLC, to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Registered Nurses (RN) at Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, New York, who were forced to work through their 30-minute unpaid meal period to staffing shortages and workload.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • OPM-GSA Merger Stopped in Congress, Is NFFE a Trump-Whisperer? Earlier this year, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal to break apart the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), sending its operational parts to the General Services Administration and its policy arm to White House Executive Offices. NFFE and other labor unions heavily criticized...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Brings 12 Week Parental Leave to Vote; Shutdown and Pay Loom In what can only be described as a victory for all federal employees, Congress approved 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers under a provision within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to all NFFE members and their families!     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • EEOC wants to Treat Federal Union Members Unequally Trump appointees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) drafted a rule to block the use of official time to represent union members before the EEOC.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Shutdown Averted for Now Today, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown as the deadline drew near. The continuing resolution, passed by the House earlier this week, extends funding through December 20, 2019. The President is expected to sign the measure tonight before the midnight...     From the NFFE Legislative Department        more...  
  • Shutdown Update for NFFE-IAM Members Two legislative days remain before the current continuing resolution expires. The good news: House and Senate leaderships are optimistic that another short-term agreement was reached to keep agencies open through December 20th. The White House signaled that the president will sign the bill.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Veterans Day Message from NFFE National President Randy Erwin This Veterans Day, please join me in honoring those who served and those who continue to serve in uniform defending the country from all threats foreign and domestic. To all of our military service men and women, whether active, retired, deployed or at home, you have our utmost respect and...     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • NFFE and Federal Workers Alliance Partners Continue to Oppose the Nomination of Catherine Bird as FLRA General Counsel A very small office within the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has a big impact on the fairness and transparency of the FLRA itself. It is called the Office of the General Counsel, and it is a senate-confirmed position that provides guidance to unions and managers that appear before the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Threatening Whistleblowers Demonstrates Why Civil Service Protections Prevent Corruption and Tyranny “Civil service protections are often mischaracterized by those who want to corrupt those laws,” stated NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “Lying about civil service protection laws makes it easier for political forces to pursue their own agendas against the will and consent of the...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • UPDATE | President Trump's Executive Orders: Guidelines for NFFE Locals On Wednesday September 25, NFFE and the other federal unions received disappointing news in our legal battle against the Trump Administration’s anti-union, anti-employee Executive Orders (EOs). Click inside for guidelines on how to handle agency implementation.     From the Office of the General Counsel        more...  
  • NFFE Leaders Present at Labor Law Conference Today, three NFFE leaders presented on panels at the 37th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference, the nation’s longest-running labor law conference held each year at Chicago-Kent University Law School in Chicago, Illinois.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • House Ready to Avoid Shutdown on Oct. 1; Pay Increase Looking Better for 2020; NFFE Moves Fed Bills The House of Representatives is poised to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through November 22, 2019 to give the Senate more time to pass its appropriations bills.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1429 Proves Good Preparation Leads to Organizing Success The members of NFFE Local 1429, working at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., conducted a three-week organizing drive and enjoyed great success. The Local added scores of new members, and with three weeks of increased visibility and lots of new information being circulated, was able to...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • [VIDEO] Labor Day Message from NFFE-IAM National President Randy Erwin In the next few days, I hope you will take a moment to think about why we celebrate Labor Day. It’s the one day of the year that we honor people that work. We tend to look at historical figures and attribute our nation’s greatest achievements to those individuals-- but it was millions of...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Jan Thompson, NFFE’s Western Region Business Representative, Retires After Remarkable 32 Year Career With NFFE Jan Thompson, beloved and long-time NFFE National Business Representative, is set to retire this week and will serve her last day today, Friday, August 30, 2019. Thompson began her union career as a Range Conservationist with the U.S. Forest Service in Bishop, California at the Inyo National...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • National Business Representative Jim Davis Reaches Retirement After 34 Outstanding Years With NFFE It is hard to imagine the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) without National Business Representative (BR) Jim Davis on staff. Having served nearly 34 years as a BR, Jim has been a pillar of strength for this union for as long as practically anyone can remember. In fact, he is...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congratulations to NFFE’s Fastest Growing Locals of 2018! Earlier this year, NFFE-IAM National Headquarters hosted its annual organizing awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The ceremony—held annually during the week of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) legislative conference—honored NFFE locals that have...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Rob Arnold and Amanda Booher Named NFFE National Business Representative/Organizers The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that Rob Arnold, NFFE National Vice President and President of NFFE Local 1998 will serve as the new National Business Representative/Organizer (BR/Organizer) for NFFE locals in the Northwest region of the United States....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Senate Passes Two-year Budget Agreement to Raise Debt Ceiling and Spending Caps One important element of this budget agreement that appeals to all federal employees is that with the signing of this agreement into law, we will never have to hear the word “sequestration” ever again.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Appeals Court Deliver Injustice to Federal Employee Unions; Overturns Federal Judge’s Decision to Block President Trump’s Illegal Executive Orders The three-judge panel did not render an opinion regarding the legal merits of the executive orders but rather on the jurisdictional requirement to exhaust all other legal avenues before filing in U.S. District Court, referring to the jurisdiction of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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