Your Elected Officials Are Coming Home in August

Categories: Congress, The Insider

Every August, members of Congress leave humid Washington, D.C. and return home for a district work period through Labor Day. It’s a critical time for them to have face time with constituents, hold town hall forums and field hearings, and campaign if it’s an election year.

As a constituent, this is a great opportunity for you to set up a meeting with them to discuss and seek their support for issues that are important to you as a federal employee and union member.

With all the attacks on your voice at work and our union, it’s important that they hear from you. You can set up a meeting with them in their office. You can invite them to visit your facility, so they see first-hand how important your work is to your community and the American people. Or you might find them at public events like town halls and community celebrations.

Click here to let us know about your upcoming visit.

What should you talk to your elected officials about?

The Trump administration is implementing its anti-worker executive orders by throwing out existing union contracts and imposing its own management edicts across the government. These directives:

  • Ignore the laws that protect your rights to bargain collectively for better working conditions on issues such as scheduling, overtime hours and pay, leave, and workplace safety.
  • Silence your voice at work.
  • Remove the union from the workplace.

House appropriators passed legislation with a provision that would undo the illegal edicts and protect your union rights. It’s part of the House version of the 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.

We ask you to ask your elected officials to get the House language enacted into law.

Click here for more information about our campaign against the EOs.

Read about how they are throwing out our contracts and trying to purge our union.

 


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