Collective Bargaining Agreement between Passport Services &
NFFE Local 1998

(CFC # 11195)

Guide Dogs of America
(CFC # 11873)

 Membership in NFFE Local 1998


NOTE: This webpage is internal Union business only, and must be read on personal/non-work time (such as breaks, lunch, before/after work).  


This webpage is for bargaining unit employees of Passport Services who are members of NFFE Local 1998 or who are interested in joining NFFE Local 1998.  This webpage has information on: how to join the Union, what membership means, Local 1998 bylaws, Union logo items, and benefits.



 How to Join NFFE Local 1998


In order to become a dues-paying member of NFFE Local 1998, it is necessary for you to complete a  - Request For Payroll Deductions For Labor Organization Dues

A copy is available here:  Standard Form 1187

How to complete the SF-1187 in hard copy:
• Fill in your full legal name
• Fill in your SSN - this is necessary in order for dues to be deducted
• Leave the timekeeper information blank, unless you know it
• Use your normal mailing address
• Put "CA/PPT/SE" or "CA/PPT/MM" or whatever your office code is

Section A

• The name of our labor organization is "NFFE Local 1998"
• The current dues (201
8) are $27.96 per biweekly pay period
• The "authorized official" is the Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Chief Steward, Vice President or President of Local 1998

Section B

• Fill in "NFFE Local 1998" a second time
• Sign and date the form

Where and how to mail the SF-1187
You can ask your Union rep to mail the form for you or you can mail it yourself to:
                 NFFE Local 1998
                 PO Box 2221
                 Seattle, WA 98111-2221


Other Issues
Do not use government envelopes or postage to mail the form
• The Union Secretary-Treasurer will sign in the "authorized official" block
• If dues do not start within 2 pay periods, contact the Secretary-Treasurer



 What it means to be a Union Member


Members of IAMAW FD 1 NFFE FL 1998 (NFFE Local 1998, for short) have the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to the strength and ability of the Union to speak and act on behalf of the bargaining unit employees of Passport Services.  Without the members, the Union would simply not exist.  Because of its members, NFFE Local 1998 has been able to accomplish a great deal since it's inception on October 19, 1981.  


Membership in the Labor Movement

As a dues-paying member of Local 1998, you are also a member of: 

• The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) - the exclusive representative of 100,000 federal workers
• The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) - over a half million members
• The American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - ten million members



NFFE Local 1998 only represents dues-paying Union members in actions involving the following: 

• Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
• Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
• Worker's Compensation Claims


Union members are also entitled to:
• Vote in elections of NFFE Local 1998 Union Officers
• Nominate members to be Union Officers
• Run for election and serve as a Union Officer

The elected Union Officer positions for NFFE Local 1998 are: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, three (3)Trustees, and - for each Passport Agency/Center - a Senior Steward.





Per NFFE National policy, the Local 1998 Bylaws must be password protected.  They will be added to the NFFE National website shortly.  Until then, contact the Stewards in your office for a copy. 



 Union Logo Items


Union members can receive NFFE-IAMAW lapel pins and lanyards (contact your Union Steward). Click on these links for IAM Merchandise and the IAM Store


FL 1998 only class

Thirty of NFFE Local 1998's members at a Union training class on 9-28-2009.


Current & former Local 1998 members



 Benefits for Members Only 

There are many benefits and discounts available only to dues-paying members:


NFFE Benefits Page: The official benefits page for NFFE National. 


AFL-CIO Benefits Page: Union Plus website – “brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO”. 


IAMAW Union Plus Page: List of Union Plus benefits in a PDF format


Union Plus Benefits Guide: Click on the link, type in "IAM" for Union name, type "FL 1998" for local number, and enter your own zip code


NFFE Dental: Dental insurance options, including orthodontics. Call 541-484-2781 or email mailto:nwpa@nffedental.com.


21st Century Auto Insurance:  Call 1-800-294-9496. Includes flexible coverage/24-hour service.


IAMAW Scholarships

College: pays $1000 for children of members and $2000 for members, per academic year, for up to four years.  


Union Plus Scholarships

Offered via the AFL-CIO’s Union Plus website: One-time scholarship of $500 to $4000 for Union members or their family. 


Richard N. Brown Scholarship

For NFFE members and their children only, in honor of the late NFFE President. 


Current & former Local 1998 members