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NTEU in the News

NTEU is not only a voice for federal employees on Capitol Hill, at the bargaining table and in the courts, but also in the media. Each day, NTEU takes the message of the importance of federal workers to newspapers, radio and television stations nationwide.

Here is a sampling of these newspaper articles, editorials and opinion pages. And don't forget to visit Month in Media for a round-up of media stories that mention NTEU.

Radio & TV Interviews

President Reardon discussed NTEU's top priority of avoiding another shutdown and securing adequate agency funding on News Channel 8's (DC) "Government Matters" program. Watch the TV interview.

IRS May Soon Use Private Debt Collectors, National Public Radio, Nov. 9, 2015

How government shutdown showdowns affect federal workers, Free Speech Radio News, Oct. 1, 2015

Tony Reardon: Taking the reins of the NTEU, Federal News Radio, Aug. 26, 2015

NTEU Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor

Record long waits hurt taxpayers, Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, April 17, 2015

Abysmal Tax Season, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, (Fayetteville), April 17, 2015

IRS Employees Have Cooperated, Wall Street Joutrnal, Feb. 13, 2015

Feds Earn 35 Percent Less Than Private Sector Workers, Group Says, Government Executive, Nov. 9, 2015

Your take: Congress’ treatment of IRS goes too far, Federal News Radio, Nov. 9, 2015

Do you want private bill collectors coming after you for your taxes? Federal Diary, Washington Post, Nov. 3, 2015

Highway bill takes center stage for debt collection fight, Federal Times, Nov. 3, 2015

Bid to Privatize IRS Debt Collection Could Further Delay Highway Bill, Government Executive, Nov. 3, 2015

IRS to lose ground to private debt collectors in highway bill, Federal News Radio, Nov. 3, 2015


Feds escape direct hit on pay and benefits in budget compromise, Federal Diary, Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2015

Boehner budget deal includes protections for Medicare B, Federal Times, Oct. 27, 2015

Budget Deal Spares Feds’ Pay and Benefits, GovExec, Oct. 27, 2015

Federal pay agent finalizes locality pay changes, Federal News Radio, Oct. 27, 2015

Is the federal pay system flexible enough to recruit and retain the best? Federal Diary, Washington Post, Oct. 22, 2015

Agencies Should Pay More to Get Feds to Work in Undesirable Locations, Lawmakers Say, Government Executive, Oct. 22, 2015

Senate committee weighs pay flexibility to entice new hires, Federal Times, Oct. 23, 2015

It's Official: Retirees Will Not Receive a COLA in 2016, Government Executive, Oct. 15, 2015

Sequestration effects would reach far beyond Capitol Hill, Federal News Radio, Oct. 9, 2015


With a government shutdown possibly averted for now, feds and taxpayers head toward the next cliff, Federal Diary, Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2015

Federal health-care plan costs to rise by most in five years, Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2015

Feds health premiums to spike, Federal, Sept. 29, 2015

FEHB premiums to increase by about 6.4% in 2016, Sept. 29, 2015

OMB rolls out agencies’ shutdown contingency plans, Federal News Radio, Sept. 25, 2015

Mount Airy resident elected president of federal employee union, Carroll County Times Sept. 28, 2015

OPM underestimated number of fingerprints stolen in hack by millions, The Hill, Sept. 23, 2015

OPM: Stolen biometric data list grows by 4.5 million,, Sept. 23, 2015

Unions lobby lawmakers to prevent government shutdown, People’s World, Sept. 23, 2015

Who gets hurt in a federal government shutdown, CNN Money, Sept. 23, 2015

IRS concerns over customer service ring true in 2015, TIGTA reports, Federal News Radio, Sept. 23, 2015

Lawmakers Push for Immediate Back Pay for Feds if Government Shuts Down, Government Executive, Sept. 16, 2015

Movement on Phased Retirement, Discussions of Automatically Escalating TSP Contributions and More, Government Executive, Sept. 16, 2015

Alternative GOP budget proposal ‘dead on arrival,’ shutdown worries continue, Federal News Radio, Sept. 16, 2015

Parental leave bill introduced in Senate,, Sept. 15, 2015

Lawmaker proposes bill to aid feds in event of shutdown,, Sept. 16, 2015

New bill would give feds paid parental leave, Federal Times, Sept. 15, 2015

Schatz Co-Introduces Paid Parental Leave Act, Big Island Now, Sept. 15, 2015

Senate follows House, White House in pushing for paid family leave for feds, Federal News Radio, Sept. 15, 2015

Phased retirement reality. Now what? Federal News Radio, Sept. 16, 2015

Feds Would Get Six Weeks of Paid Parental Leave under Bill, GovExec, Sept. 15, 2015

Scott Walker Has a Plan to Cripple Federal Employee Unions, GovExec, Sept. 11, 2015

Employee group asks Congress to not cut the G Fund, Federal Times, Sept. 10, 2015

House GOP advances bill to pay bondholders, Social Security if government hits debt limit, Associated Press, Sept. 10, 2015

Full dollar cost of OPM breach still a giant unknown, Federal Computer Week, Sept. 10, 2015

Groups urge Congress to declare TSP off-limits,, Sept. 10, 2015

NTEU leads effort to keep Congress’ hands off the TSP, Federal News Radio, Sept. 10, 2015

Union leaders brace for fights with Congress, Baltimore Sun, Sept. 8, 2015

As Congress Returns, a Shutdown Isn’t the Only Threat Feds Face, Government Executive, Sept. 8, 2015

Federal Employee Groups Disgusted with President’s Proposed Pay Raise,, Sept. 2, 2015

Pay Raise Pushback, Veterans Preference, Military Personnel Reform, and More, Government Executive, Sept. 2, 2015


Federal workers on track to get 1.3 percent pay hike in January, Washington Post, Aug. 31, 2015

Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.3 Percent Raise in 2016, Government Executive, Aug. 28, 2015

Obama OKs pay raise for federal civilian, uniformed employees, Federal News Radio, Aug. 28, 2015

Tony Reardon: Taking the reins of the NTEU, Federal News Radio, Aug. 26, 2015

Congress Demands Details on OPM Breaches, Credit Union Times, Aug. 21, 2015

NTEU Elects 25-Year Veteran of the Union as President, GovExec, August 11, 2015

NTEU elects Reardon as new national president, Federal News Radio, August 11, 2015

NTEU Announces Election of New President, FedSmith, August 11, 2015

NTEU Elects New President, Credit Union Times, August 11, 2015

IRS union elects new president, The Hill, August 11, 2015

NTEU elects Tony Reardon as its new president, Washington Post, August 11, 2015

IRS Employees Get New Union Leader, Accounting Today, August 11, 2015

Kelley leaves union presidency with list of victories for feds and continuing frustrations, Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2015


GOP, union clash over private debt collectors, The Hill, July 22

Highway Trust Fund Bill Would Revive Private Tax Collectors, Accounting Today, July 22

After Years of Cutting Funding, Republicans Seek to Privatize Part of the IRS, Government Executive, July 22

NTEU pans revival of private tax collection, Federal Soup, July 22

Weeks later, services for cyber theft victims still a work in progress, Federal Diary, Washington Post, July 16

OPM Data Breaches Hit Close To Home, College Park (Md.) Patch, July 16

Swipes, Taps and Cursor Movements Can Foil Cyberthieves, Tech News World, July 16

There Were 8.8M Calls the IRS Didn’t Even Try to Answer in 2015, Government Executive, July 16

IRS budget cuts make tax season ‘worst in memory,
’ Federal News Radio, July 16

Republicans Consider Cutting G Fund Interest Rate to Raise Money, FedSmith, July 15

Acting U.S. personnel chief takes over agency with big problems, Washington Post, July 14

SEC Union Sues Over Cyber­Security Breach, Ignites, July 14

House bill would give OPM hack victims lifetime fraud protection, The Hill, July 13

Top US official quits after massive government hack, Agence France-Press, July 10

All federal workers, not just breach victims, could get credit monitoring, Federal News Radio, July 10

NTEU continues lawsuit against OPM, WTOP Radio, Washington, D.C., July 13

Federal workers union sues U.S. agency over data breach, Reuters, July 8

Second union sues government over China hack, alleging constitutional failures, Washington Post, July 8

U.S. Treasury Workers Seek Protection in Cyber-Attack Suit, Bloomberg, July 8

Union lawsuit claims OPM violated constitutional rights, Federal Times, July 8

Lawmaker Pledges Legislation to Better Protect Hacked Feds as Another Union Sues OPM, Government Executive, July 8

Second federal workers union sues OPM over breach, The Hill, July 8

NTEU files lawsuit against OPM citing agency’s failure to protect feds’ privacy, Federal News Radio, July 8

Union sues OPM over data breach, Environment & Energy Publishing, July 8

Federal Union Sues OPM Over Data Breach, The Recorder, July 8

Federal employees sue U.S. agency over data breach, United Press International, July 9

Employee Union Deems OPM Breaches ‘Unconstitutional’ -- And Sues, NextGov, Government Executive, July 8

NTEU Sues OPM Over Data Breaches,, July 8

National Treasury Employees Union Sues OPM For Data Breaches, ExecutiveGov, July 9

Union lawsuit claims OPM violated constitutional rights, Federal Times, July 8, 2015

Second union sues government over China hack, alleging constitutional failures, Washington Post, July 8, 2015

NCUA, NTEU Unveil Bargaining Agreement, Credit Union Journal, July 7, 2015

Colleen Kelley Discusses the OPM Breach, Federal News Radio, July 7, 2015

Feds Should Watch Out for Pension Contribution Hikes, Federal Times, July 6, 2015







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