Over the past few weeks, we have asked employees to participate in NTEU’s National Grassroots Campaign, “Public Service Deserves Public RESPECT.” Through this campaign we are urging legislators to support the Public Service Deserves Public Respect pledge by:
- Providing a federal employee pay raise in 2019;
- Opposing cuts to retirement benefits; and
- Undoing the May 25th Executive Orders (EOs) that risk federal employee union representation.
Many chapters have their grassroots mobilization and education efforts underway through call campaigns, letter-writing campaigns, and organizing local congressional meetings.
NTEU now has a Tweet feature available to all employees and is conducting a “Tweet your Elected Officials Day” today, Tuesday, July 24. Participating in and creating social media buzz is particularly important given the timing of the court date later this week for NTEU’s lawsuit filed against the May 25th EOs.
Support America’s federal employees. Vote for fair pay and earned retirement. Oppose EOs gutting worker voices at agencies. #PublicServiceDeservesPublicRespect #NTEURespect
As a reminder, while you may discuss this grassroots campaign on government property, do not use the government e-mail system to ask others to contact their members of Congress. These Legislative Tweets (concerning policy items) should only be sent on you personal time, from a personal device, and not using government accounts and systems. NTEU’s Tweet feature should not be used for any political or election-related messaging.