Above - NTEU 137 Delegates at the 2016 Legislative Conference featured on the front page of www.nteu.org
Capitol Hill felt NTEU Power last week. NTEU Chapter 137 Delegates Lizett Garcia, Rene Garcia, Gabriel Davis, and Carlos Ortega travelled to Washington, D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress and discuss pressing issues facing CBP and the federal workforce. More than 350 NTEU members made their presence known on Capitol Hill as part of the 2016 Legislative Conference. They met with members of Congress and their staffs, they discussed the issues, brought their frontline experience and knowledge to the conversations and left behind detailed fact sheets.
The following were the key talking points for this year's conference:
1. Securing a Fair Pay Increase
2. Pushing for Adequate Agency Funding
3. Protecting Federal Retirement Benefits
4. Ensuring a Fair Workplace
5. Safeguarding Healthcare Benefits.
Click here to read the detailed fact sheets discussed with members of Congress and left behind for their consideration.
Chapter 137 delegates met with the following local members of Congress:
Rep. Tom Rooney
Rep. Curt Lawson
Sen. Marco Rubio
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson
Rep. Theodore Deutch
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Lois Frankel
Sen. Bill Nelson
A photo gallery with pictures from throughout the week can be see here >>