Federal Workers Rally on Capitol Hill

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM FD 1), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and others recently hosted a rally on Capitol Hill featuring members from Congress and hundreds of supporters. The rally was organized to speak out against ongoing political attacks against federal workers.

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“Employees are exhausted, demoralized, filled with anxiety, and also dealing with heavier workloads due to unfilled vacancies,” said NFFE- IAM Forest Service Council Vice President Region 6 and Local 1968 steward Erin Kidwell, a U.S. Forest Service worker from Oregon  “These are not the steps an agency takes to attract the next innovative generation to choose public service over higher-paid private-sector jobs.”  

“This Administration wants to kill due process and fairness in the workplace,” said NFFE- IAM Secretary-Treasurer David Stamey. “They want to hire and fire at-will because they don’t care about discrimination, or qualifications. They want to bring back the corruption of the Spoils System and erase 243 years of hard lessons learned in government.”

Read: Federal employee unions rally against Trump’s workforce executive orders  Federal News Network  

Established in 1917, the National Federation of Federal Employees is the oldest union representing civil service federal employees. NFFE-IAM represents 110,000 federal employees in 35 departments and agencies government-wide.