New Twitter Feature

NTEU is asking all employees to participate in the NTEU: Our Grassroots is Local campaign — “TWEET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS DAY.”

People overlapping hands to show unityOver 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.

Please take a moment to visit NTEU’s Legislative Action Center, and click on the “Tweet your Elected Officials”. Join your fellow federal employees in “Tweeting” this message today, Tuesday July 24:

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.

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.