National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)

Washington, DC

This is the 2024 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This position has been filled.

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is a national union representing approximately 110,000 blue and white collar government workers across the United States. It is currently the fastest growing union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Ratifying its constitution on September 17, 1917, NFFE is the oldest union representing federal employees. NFFE fights for the rights of federal employees both home and abroad. Our mission is to advance the social and economic welfare and education of federal workers through our continued work in organizing units of federal employees, representing their interests through collective bargaining, lobbying for legislative action, fighting for better working conditions, and promoting labor-management partnerships in agency decision-making.

A Peggy Browning Fellow at NFFE would be exposed to a wide variety of legal issues impacting federal sector workers. They would collaborate on grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practices under the FLRA, and have contact with a number of federal agencies. A Peggy Browning Fellow would also be tasked with issues related to organizing workers into the union, and internal union governance. We will also be in bargaining on two private sector contracts, so the Fellow would have an opportunity to assist with bargaining and research related to bargaining.

Students with background or experience with any of the following agencies would be favored: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Service, or any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Also favored would be completition of a Labor Law course and demonstrated interest in union-side labor law, and labor organizing.

A Fellow at NFFE will have the opportunity to attend trainings and seminars at the International Associateion of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' Winpisinger Education & Technology Center. Trainings for union staff, members, and elected officials are held there throughout the year.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $8,000.

Address cover letter to:

Jefferson Friday, General Counsel
National Federation of Federal Employees
1225 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005