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  • President Erwin Huddles with House Leadership to Set 2019 Congressional Agenda for Federal Employees National President Randy Erwin met with House Democratic leadership to discuss the 2019 congressional agenda to advance the interests of federal employees and unions.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Down to the Last Few Minutes to Sign a Continuing Resolution…Once Again The President is expected to sign an appropriation “minibus” bill that includes a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the rest of government until December 7.  If the President does not sign the bill before Monday, the government will go into a lapse in funding (i.e., a partial... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FEHB Rates Tick Up for 2019 Beginning November 12 through December 10, 2018, federal employees and retirees will have access to the annual Open Season for health insurance, dental and vision insurance in which they can review current plans, make changes, and in enroll in coverage.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • New Legal Benefit for NFFE Members! As part of the goal to provide additional benefits for members, NFFE has secured an agreement with the Harris Federal Law Firm to provide NFFE members with discounted legal services for federal disability claims.  Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Harris Federal Law Firm operates a nationwide... National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congratulations to the August Organizing Award Winners A big congratulations goes out to NFFE Locals CE 3, FL 2109, FL1953, FL 1887, FL 2153 and FL 1865     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • Call, then Send a Letter to Congress: No Pay Freeze! After President Trump ordered a pay freeze for FY 2019—and then said he needed more time to think about it—two groups of House lawmakers sent two separate letters demanding that Trump support a 1.9% pay increase for federal employees in FY 2019.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Labor Day 2018 | Message to all NFFE Members, Family and Friends “They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost. They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. You and I must protect and preserve freedom here or it will not be passed on to our children.”     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • NFFE Statement on OPM Executive Order Guidance “I am glad that OPM is taking immediate actions to ensure that agencies fully comply with Judge Brown Jackson’s order,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “These executive orders were a clear violation of the law..."     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Help Needed for Families of Letterkenny Explosion Victims Please support the members and the families of those involved in the fatal explosion that occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot last month.     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • Congratulations to the July Organizing Award Winners A big congratulations goes out to NFFE Locals FL 1431, FL 1904, FL 919, FL 2096 and FL 1031. These are NFFE’s fastest growing locals for July.     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • Federal Workers Speak: Kim Valadez, President FL1 In direct response to the false narratives and attacks by the White House on America's unionized workforce, NFFE-IAM members are using their voices to speak the truth.     IAMAW        more...  
  • Federal Workers Speak: Kevin Mitchell, President FL1150 (VIDEO) As the White House wages war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and patriotism.     IAMAW        more...  
  • NFFE and IAM Fighting to Save Hundreds of Red River Army Depot Jobs NFFE and IAM represent approximately 2,200 employees at RRAD. IAM Local 1243 represents federal contract employees and NFFE-IAM Local 2189 represents federal term employees.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Family Members Matthew Kopp and Autumn Liles Awarded 2018 Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship NFFE is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 NFFE Richard N. Brown Memorial Scholarship. An award made possible thanks to the help of the Federal Employee and Education Assistance Fund (FEEA).     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Wear Red to Support Federal Employees (#RedForFeds) on Wednesday, July 25th! This Wednesday, July 25th, federal employees across the country are asked to wear red in a nation-wide act of solidarity. Federal workers are standing up for their rights, including the right to legitimate representation, due process, and a meaningful voice in the workplace. The #RedForFeds event...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congress Unleashes on Feds: Pay Increase Denied; Weakens Due Process, Protections Against Political Corruption It was quite a week for federal employees on Capitol Hill. In summary, the House voted to not increase pay for FY 2019, and a government oversight committee approved bills that weaken protections against political corruption in the executive branch and at the Merit Systems Protection Board...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Correctional Employees Ratify Contract and Win Big On top of a 17.5% wage increase over the life of the contract, employees covered under the contract have won a new paid time off (PTO) system as well as a commitment from GEO Group to seek out vendors for better quality uniforms.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Work on Federal Salary Council Leads to Proposed Rule to Help 62,000 Federal Employees “NFFE is proud to have recommended these changes to the pay areas which helps our members and improves the local economies in which they live and work,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Congratulations to the June Organizing Award Winners We are fighting to protect federal workers from the onslaught of attacks to pay, benefits, jobs, and workplace protections that have been coming fast and furious in recent months. It is only dues-paying members that provide the resources to do so.     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • Happy 4th of July! Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On this day 242 years ago, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were free of British rule and will govern themselves.     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • NFFE Congratulates Brother Mike Gropman The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is pleased to announce that one of our valued members, Mike Gropman, was the recent recipient of the Sturdivant award, a prestigious honor in the labor community.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Wins Overwhelmingly at Billings VA Clinic Professional employees at the Billings, Montana VA Health Care Center recently voted overwhelmingly to have NFFE as their exclusive representative. Eighty percent of the voters chose NFFE...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Local 1031 Celebrates 70th Anniversary The union was formed after the end of World War II when many veterans came home from the war and sought employment with the federal government. These returned veterans quickly realized they needed to have a voice in the workplace and so FL 1031 was chartered.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Introducing NFFE Assistant General Counsel Renee Mantone Catalano NFFE’s legal department became stronger and more robust in August of 2015 when it welcomed Assistant General Counsel Renee Mantone Catalano.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • President Trump’s Union Busting Executive Orders: What You Need To Know Last week, President Donald Trump issued three Executive Orders aimed at degrading the rights of federal sector employees. Click inside to learn some of the major take-aways.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • FL 2152 Wins Big with BLM Organizing Campaign in California Over the years, NFFE has continuously worked at organizing all BLM employees in California. After an agency re-organization almost 20 years ago, then a NFFE local merger about 15 years ago, there remained one group of Northern California BLM professional employees left without representation....     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights OPM Attempt to Poison 2019 NDAA; VA Privatization Bill Flies through Congress NFFE responds to OPM letter to House Speaker Ryan requesting billions in cuts to federal worker retirement for inclusion within the 2019 NDAA; Congress moved quickly to pass the VA MISSION Act, a $55 billion so-called reform bill.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legal Eagle, May 2018 Edition WEATHER LEAVE AND TELEWORK: New Rules Updates -New weather and safety leave regulations are in effect at federal agencies. May 10, 2018 was the deadline for federal agencies to have new rules in place implementing the Office of Personnel Management’s guidelines.     NFFE Legislative Department        more...  
  • Tell Your Senators to Vote ‘No’ on Gutting the VA The VA Mission Act is a giant step toward dismantling the world-class VA health care system by allowing virtually unfettered access to private sector providers. That would mean large-scale privatization and the elimination of jobs. TAKE ACTION     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE-IAM Storms Capitol Hill for Federal Workers The NFFE-IAM 2018 Legislative Week proved a huge success this week as NFFE members came to Washington, D.C. to fight for the financial and employment security of federal workers. Members attended more than 150 appointments with senators, representatives, and their staff over a four-day span.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Patricia La Sala of Local 1 Receives NFFE’s Lifetime Achievement Award “Unionists like Patti are special and rare,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “She has given so much of herself to this union, and been an inspiration to so many, it only makes sense to award her NFFE’s Lifetime Achievement Award"     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Proudly Celebrates National Nurses Week NFFE is proud to represent thousands of nurses who work at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Indian Health Service (IHS). These dedicated professionals care for our nation’s veterans, active military, and our diverse native populations every day     From the Desk of NFFE National President Erwin        more...  
  • A Union Victory at Fort Irwin NFFE Local 2035, representing U.S. Army employees at the Fort Irwin National Training Center, received multiple complaints from its bargaining unit employees regarding aggressive and violent behavior from a supervisor towards staff. After being rebuffed unjustly by Management, the Union invoked...     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • OMB’s Mulvaney Fumbles in Congress to Explain Need for FY 2019 Pay Freeze; NFFE Supports Pay Increase on Federal Salary Council Speaking in grandiose terms and vague language, OMB Director Mulvaney testified in Congress this week, his intention to follow through with a decision to freeze pay for FY19. Despite a report provided by the Federal Salary Council.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Legislative Conference Draws NFFE-IAM Union Members to Capitol Hill to Fight for Their Rights With a hostile administration and a historical tendency to make federal employees the scapegoat for budgetary shortfalls and other Congressional ineptitudes, it is important for our members to make the trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for their livelihoods.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • NFFE Fights to Save the Civilian Conservation Centers Despite of the CCC’s success and the positive impact of the program on the lives of young people and rural communities, the administration targeted all 26 centers for closure in its FY 2019 budget--using manipulated data to make its case.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
  • Introducing NFFE Executive Director Steve Lenkart To continue our series introducing NFFE’s National Office staff, we are excited to acquaint our members with Executive Director, Steve Lenkart.     National Federation of Federal Employees        more...  
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