National Federation of Federal Employees Endorses Sen. John F. Kerry for PresidentSunday, August 10, 2003
Contact: Randy Erwin (202) 216-4451 (office) (202) 898-1866 (fax)
Washington, D.C.—The nation's oldest union exclusively representing civil service federal employees, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), announced today its endorsement for the candidacy of Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts for President of the United States.
"Senator Kerry has consistently supported the interests and needs of federal sector employees during his 22-year political career," said NFFE National President Richard N. Brown. "We are proud to offer Senator Kerry our full support."
While the Bush administration has
attempted to dismantle the federal government
by under-funding the civil service and
outsourcing federal jobs, Kerry has vowed to
protect the federal workforce and strengthen
workers' rights. Pledging to fight the
current outsourcing of federal jobs, Sen. Kerry
told federal workers: "You do more for less,
and you do it better than anyone else.
More specifically, Senator Kerry opposed the Bush administration's attempt to strip millions of middle-class Americans of their right to overtime pay through efforts to rewrite overtime regulations. He also supports mandatory funding at sufficient levels for veterans' health care and the "rights of workers to form and join unions, including federal employees."
"At this juncture it is absolutely
critical that we elect a President who gives
federal workers the dignity and respect that
they deserve. We know Senator Kerry is
that candidate, and we will work to make sure
he is the next President of the
NFFE represents approximately 100,000
federal workers from a wide variety of
government agencies, with strong membership
located in Forest Service, Park Service,