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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

Reardon: Federal employees ‘don’t feel valued,’ WNEW Radio, Dec. 14, 2015

Why We Need to Fund the IRS, Union Edge.com (Labor Talk Radio), Nov. 30, 2015

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

GOP Representatives Pass Series of Bills To Curb IRS Power, The Chief Leader (subscription required), May 2, 2016

Outstanding Feds Named Finalists for Service to America Medals, GovExec, May 1, 2016

February

Bill Would Give Federal Employees a 5.3 Pay Raise in 2017, GovExec, Feb. 24, 2016

Connolly’s new FAIR Act proposes 5.3 percent raise for feds, Federal Times, Feb. 24, 2016

Hoyer to Union: Lawmakers Shouldn't Use 'Bureaucrat as an Epithet', GovExec Feb. 23, 2016

The IRS has improved but still provides bad customer service, Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2106

NTEU rallies for grassroots movement to boost federal pay, change political dynamics, Federal News Radio, Feb. 23, 2106

Obama’s Budget Proposes 1.6% Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workforce, FedSmith.com, Feb. 9, 2016

Obama’s Budget Touts Progress Within Federal Workforce, but Offers it Nothing New, Government Executive, Feb. 9, 2016

Obama proposes 1.6 percent pay raise for federal, military personnel, Federal News Radio, Feb. 3, 2016

Obama Will Propose 1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds and Troops In 2017 Budget, Government Executive, Feb. 3, 2016

Unions blast proposed 2017 fed pay raise, Federal Times, Feb. 4, 2016

January

IRS phone service has left taxpayers on hold, Baltimore Sun, Jan. 30, 2016

Free Help for Tax Returns, New York Times, Jan. 20, 2016

December

Reardon: Federal employees ‘don’t feel valued,’ WNEW Radio, Dec. 14, 2015

Short-term spending bill emerges as lingering shutdown concerns rise, Federal News Radio, Dec. 10, 2015

Best Places to Work shows ‘tide turning’ for employee satisfaction in 2015, Federal News Radio, Dec. 8, 2015

Survey: Feds satisfaction ticks up after 4-year slide
, Federal Times, Dec. 8, 2015

Private tax collection may increase tax scams, Bankrate.com, Dec. 8, 2015

November

Why We Need to Fund the IRS, Union Edge.com (Labor Talk Radio), Nov. 30, 2015

Obama approves locality pay increases
, Federal News Radio, Nov. 30, 2015

Unions back locality pay raise, Federal Times, Nov. 30, 2015

Bay Area, D.C. Feds to Receive the Largest Pay Raises Next Year, Government Executive, Nov. 30, 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

November

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

September

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 Soup.com, 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, FedScoop.com, 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, FederalSoup.com, Sept. 15, 2015

Lawmaker proposes bill to aid feds in event of shutdown, FederalSoup.com, 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, FederalSoup.com, 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, FedSmith.com, Sept. 2, 2015

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

 

 

 




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