Why Join NTEU 282 in the first place?
NTEU Chapter 282 work for the rights and benefits of our employees, at the bargaining table, through legislation, and by having a voice in the workplace where policies are implemented on a day-to-day basis.
Management knows that Chapter 282 speaks for everyone in our bargaining unit. We can influence workplace rules in ways that make sense for employees and America’s taxpayers. We turn back legislative attempts that harm federal employees and advocate for policies and laws that support you and help you do your job more successfully. NTEU leads the way in fighting for a fair pay raise for you.
You are a name and a voice to be heard, at all levels, you are not a number. You have a vote in electing your chapter leaders; you can play an active role in your chapter’s affairs; you own a vote in deciding whether or not to ratify a contract NTEU has bargained on your behalf. Be the voice of Chapter 282. Join today!
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In 1938, the National Association of Employees of Collectors of the Internal Revenue (NAECIR) was established to improve working conditions, ensure fair wages, and provide job security for federal revenue officers.
When the revenue collection agency was re-organized as the Internal Revenue Service in 1952, NAECIR broadened its scope to include all IRS workers, and adopted a shorter name--the National Association of Internal Revenue Employees (NAIRE). NAIRE received its charter as a federal employee union in 1967.
In 1973, the union expanded again to include members throughout the Treasury Department. The organization's name was updated to the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) to reflect the change. In 1975, NTEU merged with the National Customs Service Association, which brought in the first non-IRS members.
In 1977, members voted to strengthen the union by moving beyond the Treasury Department to organize employees in other federal agencies. In 1978, employees of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) became the first members outside the Treasury Department. Today, local NTEU chapters operate in every state, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
NTEU issued Chapter 282 a Charter to represent FDA Headquarters' employees on April 22, 1998. The unit consists of 3,700 Washington, D.C. area headquarter employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Employees are located from Mall in downtown Washington, D.C., to Beltsville, MD to Gaithersburg, MD. Some members of the bargaining unit are in headquarter units stationed in Arkansas, Chicago, St. Louis, and Alabama. Chapter officers were elected in February 1999 for a three-year term. A collective bargaining agreement was negotiated in the first half of 1999 and became effective in October of 1999.
Today Chapter 282 represents more than 8,000 employees and has members across every FDA Center, Office of the Commissioner and Office of Regulatory Affairs.