NFFE Confident as DCMA Election Nears

Monday, December 22, 2003

Contact:  Randy Erwin   (202) 216-4451 (office)   (202) 898-1866 (fax)  


With the election for union representation at the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) just weeks away, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), an affiliate of the Machinists Union (IAM), is confidant in their union's chances of victory.

NFFE, considered by some to be the underdog in the DCMA election, insists that their chances are good, considering the feedback they have been getting from DCMA employees in the field while campaigning.

"We know that many DCMA employees are seeking a change in union representation, and we believe those ready for a change will choose NFFE," said NFFE National President Richard N. Brown.

NFFE vows that, despite being a smaller union than others in this campaign, they are best equipped to represent DCMA employees.

"Because we are a smaller union, we don't have locals that get lost in the shuffle the way some other unions do.  We are committed to servicing our members, and we are the best in the business at doing so."

NFFE also contends that they have a strategic advantage over the other unions in the campaign because of their ability to focus solely on federal employee issues.

"We are the only union in this election that represents federal employees only," said Brown.  "With all that federal employees are enduring under this administration, DCMA employees need a union that does not divert their resources to the needs of non-federal government employees."

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