represents both professional and nonprofessional (non-clerical and
non-managerial) employees in Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), a
unit in the US Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health
Inspection Service. PPQ’s activities include: certifying agriculture
commodities for export, inspecting plant shipments entering the United
States for agriculture pests, and managing control programs for exotic
pests that have entered the United States.
As a small rank-and-file union with a
much dispersed bargaining unit, we use our limited resources in
obtaining our basic rights as federal employees.