NFFE-FSC is a federal labor union authorized under Title 5, Chapter 71 of the United States Code. We are a part of the National Federation of Federal Employees, and in 1999 NFFE affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Within the Forest Service, we represent more than 20,000 Forest Service workers stationed all across the country in 133 different organizational units from the Washington Office to Regional Offices, Forests, Research Stations, Job Corps Centers, Law Enforcement, and administrative units such as Human Resources Management, Budget and Finance, and CIO.
NFFE-FSC was formed when NFFE Local Lodges representing these diverse units came together and to form a national Council. There are 45 NFFE Local Lodges nationwide in the Forest Service, and the NFFE-FSC allows them to speak as a single voice at the national level. In this capacity, we negotiate the national NFFE-Forest Service Master Agreement and we negotiate national Memoranda of Understanding with the Forest Service.