NTEU Members Take Workplace Issues to Capitol Hill

Press Release February 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – National Treasury Employees Union members from around the country arrive on Capitol Hill this week to speak with their elected representatives about issues and legislation that are important to their paychecks, their families and their workplaces.


The NTEU Legislative Conference opened this morning with remarks by NTEU National President Doreen Greenwald, Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, and Everett Kelley, the National President of the American Federation of Government Employees.


Greenwald announced the union’s 2024 legislative agenda: a fair pay raise for federal employees in 2025; protecting worker benefits and expanding them to include a paid family leave program; ensuring workplace rights and safety; protecting telework and remote work; and making sure federal agencies have the resources and staffing they need to meet their missions.

"Today we come together in solidarity, using the power of our union to do the necessary work on Capitol Hill," Greenwald said. "This week, Congress will see your commitment and your dedication. They will hear about the work you do and better understand that there are real people across the federal government who care about what they do."


The theme of this year’s conference is “Solidarity is our Strength,” which reflects the union’s focus on growth and uniting frontline employees from 35 different agencies to advocate for their common issues.


“NTEU members are as diverse as America, representing every city, state and region and holding a wide variety of jobs, but when they come together to fight for a better workplace, they are a powerful, unified voice,” Greenwald said. “One of the highlights of the NTEU Legislative Conference is to see our members from all walks of life coalesce behind our agenda and fight for each other, together.”


NTEU represents employees in 35 federal agencies and offices, including the IRS, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, Securities and Exchange Commission and many others.