Member of a Union and Seeking Federal Disability Retirement?

Oct 27, 2016

A man in the union

Here at Harris Federal Law Firm, we help countless federal workers who are members of a union. Additionally, we offer discounts to those who are affiliated with one. Unions have the power to impact pay, work hours, benefits, and workplace safety. A couple of the unions we work with are The Air Marshal Association (AMA) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).


The AMA solely represents Federal Air Marshals (FAMS). More than 65 percent of Air Marshals are members. They represent all levels of discipline for Air Marshals.



This is the largest independent union of federal employees. It covers 150,000 employees in 31 departments or agencies. Some of the employees the NTEU represent are Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), cyber-security experts, scientists, and attorneys. Members of the NTEU include bank examiners, park rangers, revenue officers, and much more. NTEU prides itself on fighting for fair pay, improving working conditions and helping improve the working lives of federal employees.


This is their top priority. They support locality pay and emphasize that federal pay is far behind private sector pay. One of their missions is to fight for a proper overtime pay as well.


The NTEU worked with Congress to create the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). They are always fighting to improve and expand investment options for federal employees.


Their fight here is to end sequestration. Simply put, it results in furloughs, hiring freezes, and hurts employee training.

Work Life Balance

They advocated for the Alternative Work Schedule and telework for federal employees. The NTEU are strong supporters of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Currently, their battle lies with getting paid parental leave.

If you have been hurt or developed an illness during your federal service, please give us a call at 877-226-2723, or fill out this inquiry form. Furthermore, please let us know if you are a member of a union. We want to help you in any way we can.

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