Organizing Tip of the Week: Get to Know the Legislation that Affects YouFriday, May 20, 2011
(National Federation of Federal Employees)
Week has passed, but every day, legislation is
popping up across the country proposing such
injustices as ending official time, furloughing
public employees, and extending probationary
periods for federal employees, just to name a
few. What can you do? Stay on
top of the legislation and spread the word
to your bargaining unit. Knowing the issues is
an incredibly important recruiting tool.
Non-members are going to ask, “Why do I need a union?” The answer is simple. NFFE is fighting for them every day in Washington, to make sure bills that affect their pay, pension, and benefits don’t get passed into law. Knowing this legislation in and out will allow you to become a more effective organizer for your Local or Council.
Attached are some bills that have been proposed in Congress that affect federal workers. Five of these bills we support and five of them we are against. Click the links below to see our position on each of these bills.
Remember, since Congress has such a strong impact on the federal workforce, we must become more involved in legislation that will affect our daily lives. When more members are educated on the issues, we can become more of a driving force in letting our representatives in Congress know how we feel about the bills. Alone we can accomplish little, but together we accomplish great things!
NFFE Issue Position Papers:
NFFE-IAM Supports the Federal
Firefighter Pay Equity Act - H.R.
For more information on these issues and others, go to www.NFFE.org.