Welcome to Legislative 14
On Law, Rule & Regulation NTEU Wins
NTEU is widely known as a highly-focused, smart, tough organization that is well-respected for its knowledge of federal employee issues. Also, for its determination to work with federal agencies, with Congress, and in the courts to protect, promote and expand the rights of those it represents.
Since 1938, NTEU has been driven by the principle that every federal employee should be treated with dignity and respect. In that time, NTEU has grown to represent some 150,000 bargaining unit employees in 31 federal agencies and departments. NTEU members are represented by an experienced and professional staff in Washington, D.C., seven field offices across the nation and highly-trained, dedicated local leaders such as the popular Chapter 14, based in Saint Louis. Here’s a brief look at how NTEU is working every day on behalf of federal employees.
On Capitol Hill
NTEU is leading the fight for fair pay and benefits and for laws that improve the quality of work life for federal employees. Full-time lobbyists work with NTEU leaders and members across the country to educate elected officials on federal employee issues.
At the Bargaining Table
Known for the most innovative
contracts in the federal sector, NTEU’s
bargaining expertise is reflected in
such gains as alternative work schedules,
flexiplace, transit subsidies, performance
awards and much more. Skilled
negotiators fight for local and national
agreements that advance federal
employee rights and benefits.
In the Courts
NTEU’s Office of General Counsel
has a history of establishing major legal
principles and winning millions of
dollars in back pay for federal workers
not receiving proper compensation for
overtime work. In one instance, it
pursued a case for 22 years, winning
special rate employees more than $178
million in back pay. In another, it won
$533 million in back pay for delayed
In the Workplace
Experienced attorneys working in
offices around the country serve as
a source of direct connection between NTEU
Chapter 14 and the National Office, and
represent members in grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice hearings,
and more. Highly-trained stewards
work to resolve employee issues at the
lowest possible level and negotiate over
local changes to working conditions.