Our Chapter’s Legislative Grassroots Action

Our grassroots is local. Act now!NTEU works to ensure that all NTEU members are tuned in to real time legislative updates. We also want to ensure that members can be contacted at a moment’s notice and are responding accordingly on NTEU’s legislative calls to action.

In the second quarter of 2017, 84 letters to Congress were sent by members of our chapter. The top 3 issues on which members sent letters were:

  • Oppose proposed cuts to retirement in the President’s FY2018 budget request
  • Co-sponsor the FAIR Act, a bill which would provide federal employees with a 3.2% pay increase for calendar year 2018
  • Oppose the President’s budget proposal which seek devastating cuts to agency budgets and keep the government open

I will share these updates every quarter so you to see the progress our chapter is making. If you have not done so already, please get involved and empowered speaking up on legislation that impacts you.

Please review the instructions on using NTEU’s Legislative Action Center, and take action on the issues that affect your pay, benefits, and agency funding. Note that you can only email your members of Congress using NTEU’s Legislative Action Center on your own time (e.g., lunchtime, breaks, and before/after work).

Every effort you make, large or small, to increase the number of letters sent to Congress matters and can make all the difference.

Together, we can ensure that the voice and agenda of federal employees is heard loud and clear in Congress.

If you have questions on how to use NTEU’s Legislative Action Center or need assistance, please contact me or another Union representative.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.