PORTLAND, Ore. – National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon was re-elected to a second term today during the union’s 57th national convention.
Reardon was unopposed in his bid to continue leading the independent union that represents about 150,000 employees in 33 different federal agencies and departments.
Reardon, a 30-year veteran of NTEU, was first elected in 2015.
“Federal employees are the world’s finest workforce and it is an honor to represent them,” Reardon said. “Their dedication to public service is an inspiration and I look forward to serving them these next four years.”
Reardon was chosen by convention delegates who are also frontline federal workers in every state and territory, from agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Energy, and many others.
NTEU National Executive Vice President Jim Bailey was also re-elected to a second term with no opposition. The pair will be sworn in on Thursday, Aug. 15, the last day of the NTEU convention.
During Reardon’s first four years as president, NTEU expanded its reach in the federal sector by adding chapters at two new agencies, the instructors at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, and the Federal Police Officers of Hawaii within the Department of Defense. Federal employees received pay increases every year, and two of the union’s largest bargaining units – IRS and CBP – signed new collective bargaining agreements. The union also celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018.
“More than ever, federal employees need a strong voice in their workplace and the assurance that their rights as civil servants are protected,” Reardon said. “Jim and I, working with our team of highly trained NTEU leaders, will keep fighting to make sure federal employees are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, which includes adequate funding for their agencies, fairly negotiated collective bargaining agreements and fair pay and benefits.”
Reardon graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a bachelor’s in finance. He and his wife, Dawn, have four children and live in Maryland.