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The Four Winds Member News

NWSEO Employee Changes

January 14, 2022  NWSEO’s Director of Membership Services and Media Engagement, Christy Fox, is departing NWSEO today.  Christy has served as Director of Membership since August of 2015.  During the last six and a half years, she interacted with our members and led recruitment drives.  With Emily Roy, Christy co-chaired the NWSEO Cares program that aims to help our members who are adversely impacted by a local disaster.  Christy was also instrumental in the development of our new NWSEO website.  NWSEO leadership thanks Christy for her dedicated service to our membership and wishes her the best in her future endeavors.

Emily Roy, our NWSEO Chief Financial Officer will assume all Membership Director responsibilities.

Emily earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.  Emily has worked tirelessly on several NWSEO efforts over the last six and a half years and has a “whatever it takes to get the job done” attitude.  She has a passion for details, data, organization, helping others, and is proud to be a part of the NWSEO organization.

According to Emily: “I cannot begin to describe the tremendous joy I receive from working for such a phenomenal organization.  Our society is unfortunately far from being free of workplace bullying, discrimination, and unfair working conditions, which prior to working for NWSEO I sadly experienced firsthand and know how devastating it can be.  However, to work for an organization that fights with all its might to protect the dignity and well-being of its employees is rewarding beyond words.  I look forward to serving NWSEO and the members for decades to come."

Emily was born in Jackson, Mississippi, then moved to Pensacola, Florida early in her childhood, where she has lived most of her life.  Emily resides in Huntsville, AL with her husband and four children.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and doing anything outdoors: hiking, biking, playing tennis, and watching sunsets.

Thanks, Emily, for stepping up to fill this critical role!

Please note: there are no changes to the membership email and phone number. The membership email address – membership@nwseo.org, remains unchanged.

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Release for NWS Employees

New CBA - It's Official!

We are happy to announce our new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between NWS and NWSEO has been approved through the Agency Head Review! We are already developing communications to walk you through the new CBA and answer your questions so please look for emails and NWS Insider articles in the weeks ahead. We will also give a brief opener at the March 25 All Hands webcast.
On Friday, March 5, prior to sending forward for Agency Head Review, all parties virtually signed simultaneously. It was a momentous way to end the week and we dressed for the occasion.
It is worth repeating, our joint goal in implementing this new CBA is to ensure that we honor, protect and maintain the highly skilled and dedicated NWS workforce, which is the key to our collective success. Proudly and together we are building a weather-ready nation.
- Mary and John
NWSEO National Convention News

46th Annual NWSEO National Convention Wrap-up

(November 17, 2021) Over 100 NWSEO members and guests joined together in-person for the 46th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas, NV led by NWSEO President John Werner and NWSEO Executive Vice President JoAnn Becker.  Below are some of the highlights.

Guest Speakers

In-person remarks were given by Dr. Rick Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, Mary Erickson, Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service and Dr. Neil Jacobs, Former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administration. Video remarks were provided by U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada).

Steward Training Workshops

For the first time, NWSEO offered four different training sessions. The training sessions included: Grievances and Arbitrations, Local Office Teams and Negotiations, Understanding Your Contract and Growing Your Membership.  The training sessions were overwhelmingly successful and will be offered at next year’s convention.

The Kip Robinson Award

Aaron Stevens was named the recipient of the NWSEO 2021 Kip Robinson Award.  This annual NWSEO award is given in recognition of members volunteering their time and talents to make NWSEO a stronger union.

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Up-to-date news and information regarding the 2021 NWSEO National Convention will be posted on our website at https://nwseo.org/convention/.

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Media Relations

Welcome to the NWSEO Media Center

The goal of NWSEO Media Relations is to assist you with your media needs and provide answers to questions you may have. Here you will find press releases, weather images, and an archive of NWSEO news articles. If you need to interview an expert source on national or local level or would like someone to talk to your group regarding weather, this is the place to find weather specialists.

If you need additional information, please contact NWSEO Communications at mediarelations@nwseo.org or call 202-770-7983.

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Learn why others have joined NWSEO and benefited from the work of our professional organization.

"Member Spotlights" and "Membership Matters" articles are
included in this section.

Why I Joined NWSEO - Member Testimonials

NWSEO Four Winds Member News, Convention & Media Relations Archives 

Labor Management Forum
The Department of Commerce Labor Management Forum

National Academy of Public Administration Report for the NWS and U.S. Congress
(May 13, 2013) The National Academy of Public Administration published its report for the National Weather Service and U.S. Congress on its website today. Follow this link to view the full report and Project Results.