Your Voice Matters, Join Us

NTEU’s mission is to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect. We do that in the courts, in Congress, at the bargaining table, and in the press.

Belonging to NTEU gives you:

A Powerful Voice. We represent employees across 35 different federal departments and agencies that enjoy the strength and power that NTEU provides.

An Advocate in the Courts. From precedent-setting Supreme Court rulings that benefit federal employees to winning hundreds of millions of dollars in back pay, NTEU’s legal team is the best in the business.

Vast Legislative Expertise. Our policy and legislative experts know Congress inside and out. They develop deep relationships with policymakers and, over the years, have helped shape numerous pieces of legislation to benefit the federal workforce and retirees. Just as importantly, they prevent harmful policies from becoming law.

Excellent Communications. We work to tell the story of federal employees—your story—to Congress and the American public by leveraging the national and regional media and through our own public service campaigns. NTEU’s member-only communications provide you with up-to-date news and information and inspire you to take action.

The Best Contracts in the Federal Sector. NTEU bargains performance awards programs that recognize exemplary work, telework, workplace protections, advancement opportunities, and flexible work schedule options, to name just a few.

Outstanding Workplace Representation. Highly-trained local leaders work with our national field representatives to effectively represent members in grievances, arbitrations and to resolve employee issues at the lowest possible level.

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