Member Updates

Weekly Roundup - July 31st

NFFE and Coalition Partners Show Strength on Capitol Hill

- NFFE Joins with Fellow Unions in Letter to Oppose OPM Nominee

Weekly Roundup - July 24th

Forest Service Council Grabs Bipartisan Support for Injured First Responders

- NFFE Promotes Federal Pension Fairness Act to Help Feds, and State and Local Economies

Weekly Roundup - July 17th

NFFE Continues Fight Against Air Traffic Control Privatization

- Urged by NFFE, Threatening Provisions Removed from FY18 NDAA

Weekly Roundup - July 10th

NFFE Partners with the Protect Democracy Project and GEI's SAFE FED in #UpholdTheOath Campaign

- Koch Brothers Aim to Strip Protections from Federal Employees Starting with the VA, Then at All Government Agencies

Weekly Roundup - July 3rd

NFFE National President Randy Erwin Challenges Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz's (R-UT) Attacks on Federal Employees

- House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Holds Day-Long Markup Hearing on Chairman Shuster’s AIRR Act (H.R. 2997)

- NFFE Delivers Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Expressing Concern with prospective FY 18 National Defense Authorization Act  

Weekly Roundup - June 26th

NFFE Local 1904 New Orleans VA Has Big Plans for Building Membership in 2017

- NFFE Strongly Opposes the Dangerous and Profiteering AIRR Act that Would Privatize Air Traffic Control and Air Travel Safety

Weekly Roundup - June 19th

- NFFE Responds to Congress Passing S. 1094: “Weakening Employee Protections Will Not Make the VA More Accountable”

- Urged by NFFE, House Democrats Deliver Letter to Leadership Opposing Cuts to Federal Employee Retirement Programs 

Weekly Roundup - June 12th

S. 1094 Sails Through Senate, House Next: Vets and VA Employees Lose 

- Trump fires all members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP)

Weekly Roundup - June 5th 

- VET Protection Act : H.R. 1461

- Trump/Shuster FAA Privatization Gives Big Airlines Carte Blanch; Safety and Passengers Lose Out

Weekly Roundup - May 30th

-Gutting of Federal Workers’ Retirement in Trump Budget Represents a ‘Race to the Bottom’ for All Americans

-NFFE Local 251 Receives the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award

-NFFE Local 1697 President Tim Heltzer Receives Forest Service Job Corp Partnership Award

Weekly Roundup - May 22nd

Low Standard for Misconduct Would Open VA Employees to Political Witch Hunts

- Action Alert: Tell your Representatives to Oppose H.R. 1461

- NFFE Members, American Air Travel Safety at Risk with Shuster’s FAA Privatization Plan

Weekly Roundup - May 15th

NFFE Celebrates Successful Legislative Week

- NFFE Members Communication Advisory: Paid (Fake) Media on Official Time

- NFFE Celebrates National Nurses Week

Weekly Roundup - May 8th

Federal Union Responds to Trump Calling for Government Shutdown

Public and Private Pay Gap Continues to Widen

Weekly Roundup - May 1st:

Down to the Last Day – Shutdown Averted

- NFFE to Celebrate Centennial at IAM Government Employees Conference in Las Vegas

Weekly Roundup - April 21st:

-Tell House Representative to Vote "No" on H.R. 1461

-NFFE’s Young Federal Leaders Program Re-Emerges

Weekly Roundup - April 14th:

-Federal Union to Trump Administration: “Firing Federal Workers is Not How You Drain the Swamp"

-NFFE Nurses Receive $100K for Unpaid Work

-After Camp Pendleton Police Officers Have Pay Slashed, NFFE Local 919 Wins Higher Pay Battle

Weekly Roundup - April 7th:

-Update: Official Time Vote Delayed in House

-Trump Administration Proposes Over $6 billion in Cuts to HUD Budget

-Join NFFE, IFPTE and Others in the March for Science

Weekly Roundup - March 31st:

-Unions Rally Together Against Official Time Attack

-$100K Settlement for NFFE FL 1998 Passport Workers!

-Prepare for a Possible Government Shutdown

Weekly Roundup - March 24th:

-Final Vote on Official Time

-Marine Corps Mistake Costs Camp Pendleton Police Officers Thousands, and a Hefty Pay Cut 

Weekly Roundup - March 17th:

-Trump Proposes Draconian Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Weekly Roundup - March 10th:

-NFFE Responds to OT Hearing, VA Accountability Act 

-NFFE Celebrates International Women's Day

Weekly Roundup - March 3rd:

NFFE to Congress: Stop Treating Veterans Like Pawns

Weekly Roundup - February 24th:

Saved Jobs at Red River Army Depot 

- NFFE-IAM 2017 National Government Employees Conference 

Weekly Roundup - February 17th:

- Official Time Hearing

- Winpisinger Center Training 

Weekly Roundup - February 10th

- Changes in RIF Procedures

- Parental Leave Act 

Weekly Roundup - February 3rd:

- Legal Eagle

- FAIR Act

Weekly Roundup - January 27th

- President Randy Erwin on Federal Hiring Freeze

- $65,000 Settlement for Night Differential Pay to NFFE Members

- The Holman Rule

Relevant Executive Orders

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

January 30, 2017

This executive order seeks to reduce government expenditures and cut the federal budget. It states that whenever an executive department or agency proposes one new regulation, at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination.

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

January 25, 2017

This executive order directs executive departments and agencies to deploy all lawful means necessary to secure the Nation's southern border, prevent further illegal immigration into the United States, and repatriate illegal aliens "swiftly, consistently, and humanely."

Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

January 24, 2017

This executive order aims to increase investment in infrastructure as quickly as possible. It orders that the executive branch expedite environmental reviews and approvals for all infrastructure projects, such as improving the U.S. electric grid and repairing and upgrading critical port facilities, pipelines, bridges, and highways.


Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

January 20, 2017

This executive order expresses the current administration's interest in the prompt repeal of the Affordable Care Act. It orders the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act.