May 30, 2017
NFFE Weekly Roundup

May 26, 2017

NFFE strongly condemns the first budget proposal from President Trump which decimates the retirement security for 2.1 million federal employees in a misguided attempt to draw down the federal deficit on the backs of working people while cutting taxes for millionaires and billionaires.

"This may be the single largest attack on a group of workers’ retirement in our nation's history. These proposed pension cuts are unconscionable,” stated NFFE National President Randy Erwin.

“I’m sorry, gutting middle-class federal employees’ retirement security to make way for billionaire tax cuts is not how you make America great again.” 

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May 30, 2017

On May 19th, The Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals presented the 2017 Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award to NFFE Local 251 President Ken Dinsmore and Rebecca Nourse, a Deputy Regional Forester.

Over the past five years, the pair ensured that both the agency and the union have sustained a high level of cooperative relations through mutual trust and respect. Dinsmore and Nourse have reduced the number of grievances filed by 50% and have productively used interest-based problem-solving techniques to frame their discussions and negotiations.

May 26, 2017

On April 26, 2017, NFFE 1697 Local Lodge President Tim Heltzer was presented with an Achievement Award by the Forest Service Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Partnership Council for his commitment to labor-management collaboration.

Heltzer is the first recipient of the Forest Service CCC Partnership Council Award which will now be awarded annually to a person who exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and is dedicated to making the partnership between NFFE and the Job Corp Management a success.

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