Celebrated in the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Members of the IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) include doctors and nurses who care for veterans at the VA, first responders who tame wildfires and Defense Department workers who build and maintain the military equipment keeping our servicemen and women safe.
“Public Service Recognition Week is a time when civil service employees are thanked and recognized for their service and contributions toward making our country a better place,” said IAM Government Employees Director Jim Price. “This week is set aside to acknowledge the work and sacrifice of all our civil servents. Congratulations to all the public servants in the IAM who support this great nation.”
“Those who serve the citizens of this country, whether they be federal employees, state employees, or other public sector employees, are worthy of the recognition bestowed upon them during Public Service Recognition Week,” said NFFE-IAM National President Bill Dougan. “I am proud of all of our members who work in providing the many services that we all have grown to expect from our government. Without the dedication and pride in their work they bring to their jobs each day, our cities, counties, states and nation would fail to function. Please take the opportunity during this special week of recognition to thank our members who quietly make America work each and every day.”
Why do you love public servants? Jot down a reason why you value public service workers on this sign, print it out, and then take a picture of you holding it. Use the hashtag #PSRW and tag @MachinistsUnion on social media and we’ll share your post!