NWSEO is the labor organization and professional association that represents 4,000 employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, including:

  • The forecasters, technicians, and support personnel of the National Weather Service, the nation's official source for the weather forecasts and warnings.
  • The technicians who track and command the nation's weather satellites from Wallops Island, Virginia and Suitland, Maryland;
  • The civilian crew of the "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft base in Lakeland, Florida;
  • The attorneys in NOAA's Office of General Counsel, who are responsible for enforcing laws that protect the nation's environment and natural resources;
  • The hurricane researchers and other scientists and support personnel at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Donate to the work of NWSEO. Email NWSEO Bookkeeper Emily Roy at e.roy@nwseo.org for more details.

NWSEO is the only organization with the ability to lobby Congress and the Administration to preserve jobs, promote better working conditions and career promotions, and participate in collective bargaining for NWS, NESDIS, AOC, OGC and AOML employees.