Updated “Bills That Matter” Flier

Here is an updated flier on pending legislation in the current 115th Congress that impacts federal employees.

NTEU has updated our “Bills That Matter” flier highlighting key legislation on federal employee pay, benefits, and workplace rights that we either support or oppose. The flier educates current and potential members on NTEU’s efforts to stop anti-federal employee proposals from advancing, while supporting legislation that provides for a fair pay raise in 2019, adequate agency funding and paid parental leave. The flier also mentions threats from the administration to federal employees’ pay, benefits, leave, due process rights and even their job security.

I encourage all FDA employees to get involved by visiting our Legislative Action Center for sample e-mail messages to members of Congress on these bills and others impacting federal employees.

NTEU IS FIGHTING: To protect your job and employee rights. To see your agency properly funded with staffing and resources so you can do your job for the public. To get you better salaries, promotions and career opportunities, and a pay raise. To make sure you keep your retirement and health care benefits. As federal employees, you face significant ongoing scrutiny and threats to your jobs, pay, benefits, and rights from Congress. NTEU is on Capitol Hill advocating for you and your family, and working to make sure legislators are aware of how federal workforce proposals impact you. Key Federal Employee Legislation You Should Know in 2018: We oppose: H.R. 559 (Loudermilk-GA), H.R. 1364 (Hice-GA), and H.R. 3257 (Rokita-IN)—bills that eliminate employee workplace rights, including your rights to appeal, representation, and due process, and which would place restrictions on collective bargaining. S. 696 (Fischer-NE) to restrict and penalize federal employee awards H.R. 2400 (Issa-CA) to open up the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to individuals outside the federal community, increasing health insurance premiums. H.R. 5300 (Palmer-AL) to eliminate the union’s ability to bargain over any information technology (IT) issues or impacts. H.R. 10 (Hensarling-TX) that guts the CFPB and weakens FDIC, OCC, NCUA, and SEC functions and independence. We support: S. 2295 (Schatz-HI) and H.R. 757 (Connolly-VA) to guarantee federal employees a 3 percent pay raise in 2019. S. 362 (Schatz-HI) and H.R. 1022 (Maloney-NY) to extend six weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers. H.R. 3269 (Brown-MD) to roll back the increased employee retirement contributions for federal employees hired since 2013 that lowers take-home pay. H.R. 2171 (Lewis-GA) to repeal the IRS’s authority to hire private contractors to collect tax debts. S. 2314 (McCaskill-MO) and H.R. 4940 (Vela-TX) to increase CBP staffing levels at the ports of entry. Additional Threats To Watch Out For: The administration’s Executive Order reorganizing the federal government by reducing and privatizing jobs. The administration’s FY19 Budget Request to Congress that freezes pay for 2019, and proposes to: eliminate step increases (within-grades); slash pensions, health care, and workers’ compensation; erode the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); reduce holidays and leave; and make it easier for agencies and managers to remove employees.. www.nteu.org The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)
New “Bills That Matter” flier

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.