Update on the Shutdown and FY19 Government

Gloved have holding an NTEU, “End The Shutdown,” signThe stalemate over ending the government shutdown continues, although President Trump tweeted this afternoon that he would be making a major announcement concerning the shutdown tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST. Continue reading “Update on the Shutdown and FY19 Government”

NTEU Delivers Your Shutdown Petition Signatures

Yesterday, National President Tony Reardon and NTEU members personally delivered our petition calling for an end to the shutdown that nearly 18,000 of you signed in approximately 48 hours. Continue reading “NTEU Delivers Your Shutdown Petition Signatures”

FDA Commissioner Recalling Inspectors

The FDA Commissioner announced that he is recalling hundreds of bargaining unit employees to resume inspections.

Seafood decomposition screeningCommissioner Gottlieb has announced that the agency is recalling hundreds of FDA bargaining unit employees who have been furloughed since the government shutdown began on December 22, 2018, to resume inspections. This includes inspections of high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants. Other recalled FDA inspectors and professionals who work in support of the investigators will focus on restarting high-risk drug, medical device, and biological manufacturing facilities. Continue reading “FDA Commissioner Recalling Inspectors”