Over 20 federal unions have joined the fight against the attack on Official Time in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 1364, misleadingly called the Official Time Reform Act, caps official time and punishes union members by retroactively denying employees retirement service credit for time served in official time status of 80% or more. This bill goes after the pensions of union members, making it one of the most egregious attacks on individual federal workers in decades. NFFE co-chairs the Federal Workers Alliance and chairs the legislative committee of the United DoD Workers Coalition. Together, NFFE fights with our brothers and sisters across labor to stop this revolting attack on working people and their families.
Do your part now and contact your representative in Congress today:
How to contact your representative can be found on ourvideo alert
View the Federal Workers Alliance letterto Congress here
NFFE members of FL 1998 have reason to celebrate this week, as the Union successfully negotiated a grievance settlement regarding performance awards issued by the Agency in 2015 and 2016. This settlement illustrates the value of NFFE membership with aggressive action by FL1998, resulting in increased fairness (and more money!) for those we represent.
The current Continuing Resolution (CR) — the legislative vehicle keeping the government running in the absence of 2017 appropriations — expires at midnight on April 28th. Senate Democrats have vowed to stop any attempt by Republicans to attach political provisions to future CR’s, even if it means causing a shutdown. For all NFFE members on standard pay periods, this means that your paycheck or direct deposit normally received the week of May 8th and possibly the week of May 22nd (if the CR lapse continues) may be affected.