BIG2019 Dallas TX
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On behalf of the National Organization of Blacks In Government, I would like to "Thank You" for attending BIG's 40th National Training Institute (NTI) in New Orleans, LA. 

To our numerous corporate sponsors, hosts, donors, supporting partners, and member donors, we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to each of you for supporting our BIG National programs, services, and initiatives to ensure Blacks In Government remains the organization of choice for government employees. We are committed to equity, excellence, and opportunity for ALL.

 

BIG's 41st National Training Institute will be held on August 5 - 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas and we all look forward to you attending.

 

Please click on the below link to see various slide show pictures from the 2018 NTI and a summary of 2018 NTI.

 

                      2018 NTI Slide Show Pictures and Summary Link

 

                                     Download 2019 NTI Flyer

 

And as always, thank you ALL for Thinking BIG!  

 

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Judge Strikes Down Trump Executive Orders Limiting Federal

Employee Union Bargaining

• U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson late Friday night struck down most provisions of the Trump administration's controversial workforce executive orders, concluding that they conflicted with the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act.

• Jackson found that the three executive orders, which seek to make it easier to fire federal workers and significantly reduce how unions can collectively bargain and represent employees, disregard Congress' conclusion that good-faith labor-management negotiations are "in the public interest."


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Blacks In Government National Position Paper on Workplace Executive Orders


The National Blacks In Government ® (BIG) organization supports and acknowledges the lawmakers request as stated in the letter to President Trump dated June 11, 2018, requesting to repeal the Workforce Executive Orders.

Lawmakers note the Workforce Executive Orders will adversely impact thousands of hard-working civil servants and will erode federal workers’ protections from discrimination, unfair treatment, sexual harassment, and “undermine” the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act.

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                  Blacks In Government's Position Paper

Opposition of Proposed Legislation Regarding Federal Retirement Benefits Position Paper
 

The National Blacks In Government (BIG) organization is concerned about the proposed changes to the federal employees' retirement system because it will adversely impact thousands of civil servants. BIG believes the four recommended changes to federal retirement benefits will diminish the quality of retirement life for many dedicated and loyal federal employees.

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National Constitution Of Blacks In Government ® (BIG)

P R E A M B L E

We believe that Blacks in government should have the opportunity for full, complete and equitable access to jobs, education, advancement, housing and health services, and that they must have recourse in adverse situations without discrimination because of race.

We further believe that Blacks should unite in order to obtain and secure the rights and privileges of full citizenship participation.  It is necessary to develop a mechanism for inclusion, growth and power for all present and future Black employees in Federal, State and local governments.

Therefore, we, the members of Blacks In Government ® (BIG), in order to act as an advocate for the employment and general welfare of Blacks employed in Federal, State and local governments and to establish a national network of Black Federal, State and local government employees, do hereby establish this constitution for a national organization of Blacks in government.

                                    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

1.   1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.

2.   2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.

3.   3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

4.  4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

5. To establish a mechanism for the gathering and dissemination of information to Blacks in government.
 

6.  6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional, and national significance that affect Blacks in government.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
On this Veterans Day, Blacks In Government salutes our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.
Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they've done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service.
                            Visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/veterans-day/

It takes great courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his/her country and as civilians we must honor these heroes. This is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration.
 
Honor these great men and women with words of appreciation.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
 
 
 
 
Click the link below to hear the Bebe Winans song:
 
 
                                      The History of Veterans Day
 
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.