2018 Legislative Advisory Committee

The NTEU Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) met on Monday, January 8, 2018, to determine the issues NTEU will focus on during the 2018 Legislative Conference, which will be held February 6 – February 9.

NTEU Gives Me Power

On Monday, January 8, NTEU legislative leaders from chapters across the country met to discuss NTEU’s legislative program and legislative agenda for the 2018 Legislative Conference. The Committee did excellent work, and I want to provide you with their choices:

  • Workplace Fairness
  • Agency Missions
  • Pay
  • Federal Employee Benefits, to include:
    • Retirement
    • Healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Telework

LAC Participants:

  • Chapter 22, IRS Philadelphia – Thomas Parise
  • Chapter 29, IRS Minnesota – Duane Pulford
  • Chapter 78, IRS, Detroit Computing Center – Angel Coleman
  • Chapter 97, IRS Fresno Service Center – Marcella Gutierrez
  • Chapter 98, IRS Memphis Service Center – Lesslie Clark
  • Chapter 105, CBP San Diego – Guillermo Barragan
  • Chapter 154, CBP Niagara Frontier – Arthur Fisher
  • Chapter 173, CBP Detroit – Youssef Fawaz
  • Chapter 224, OHO – Sheena Eastman
  • Chapter 229, HHS – Ken Drew
  • Chapter 242, FDIC – Eric Wiechert

I am in agreement with the LAC’s recommendation on these priority issues for 2018. The LAC discussed and considered many other issues of importance to NTEU members, and I assure you that the NTEU Legislation Department will continue to advocate on all issues that impact our members before Congress. I hope to count on grassroots mobilization efforts within our chapter on these issues.

I appreciate the work of the LAC and am convinced its deliberations will help make this year’s Legislative Conference a great success.

If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact your chapter president.

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.