In 2011, Eddie Walker put forth a vision of NTEU that is more ambitious than we have yet achieved. Many of his ideas were attempted by the current national leadership, but few were fully realized. Do you agree with Eddie's vision? Read below.

Eddie’s on Twitter and Facebook! You can stay in touch with Eddie at hyper speed. Check out Twitter at @eddie4pres. Click on the Facebook link on this page. Learn more about Eddie and his campaign for NTEU National President. Can NTEU engage with its membership – in a manner that is not exclusively “top-down?” That’s what Eddie is all about. It’s up to the membership


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A new website, nteuvoices.com, has emerged, and it’s backing Eddie in his campaign for NTEU National President. NTEU Voices is a little leaner, a bit rougher and tougher on the status quo. For example, NTEU Voices attempts to reach out beyond convention delegates to communicate directly to NTEU’s membership across the country. The concept is to get input from the rank and file


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This post, “Mom and Dad Are Fighting,” comes from the new website, NTEU Voices. If you want to know more about this topic, check out the additional link at the bottom of this page. For 15 years, Colleen Kelley and Frank Ferris were partners, running NTEU as National President and Executive Vice President. In July 2014, Frank retired, and quickly disappeared (or was “disappeared”) from


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Eddie’s campaign features the video, “The People Who Know Eddie Best.” The short film stars some of the folks who work with Eddie on a day to day basis. All have known Eddie for years, some knew Eddie before he became Chapter 247 President a decade ago, and one member of the cast is even married to him. The video depicts what this circle of


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This is the second of two parts. In Part 1, Eddie examined NTEU’s past under the incumbent’s leadership. Now, Eddie outlines a future for NTEU that takes us in another direction. On Tuesday, August 9, the delegates in Seattle will choose between the two visions of leadership.


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This is the first of two parts. Here, Eddie looks at NTEU’s past under the incumbent’s leadership. On Thursday, August 4, on this website, Eddie outlines a future for NTEU that takes another direction. On Tuesday, August 9, the delegates of the 53rd National Convention in Seattle will choose between the two visions of leadership.


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“No agency that we represent should feel that its issues have been placed on the back burner—because no Chapter should feel small as long as NTEU is responsible for watching its back.” I made this pledge four years ago, and I’m making it again four years later. It’s no less relevant. 


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Whenever I think of the hardships that Chapter Presidents have to face regarding cutbacks in official time, I think of the incumbent’s remarks in 2007, when we both attended a Business Improvement Committee (BIC) meeting at IRS National Office in Washington. Official time for the union was on the agenda.


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As our more experienced Chapter Leaders will recall, the term “credibility gap” arose in the 1960s to describe the large divide between reality, and the version of reality put forward by the government. It wasn’t long before the concept of a credibility gap was extended to cover anyone whose statements created a disconnect between words and actions. Well, our National President has a credibility gap.


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Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very enlightening event here in Austin. It was called “Dining in the Dark,” and it was held to benefit the Austin Council of the Blind. The idea was to experience “dinner and a movie” under conditions typical for folks who are blind or visually impaired.


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