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Union Plus Free College Program

The second spring terms starts on March 18. More then 3,000 students are enrolled in the Union Plus Free College Program, split between new and returning students. This benefit is only available to members of IFPTE. Read more >

Fight for Rights of Federal Workers Will Continue Despite Unfair Court Ruling

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, overturned an August 2018 U.S. District Court ruling. The decision will allow the Trump Administration to implement unfair and arbitrary executive orders affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers... Read more >

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Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges' Union

On Friday, August 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed legal documents with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeking to eliminate the rights of federal Immigration Judges (IJs) to be represented by a union. The petition filed by the administration asserts that IJs are “management officials” who formulate and advance policy.

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IFPTE Joins 20 FWA Labor Organizations in Urging the Senate to Reject Catherine Bird for FLRA General Counsel

The Federal Workers Alliance unions warned Senators that Bird, who is one of the federal government’s most notorious union busters, “is not the impartial and unbiased counselor required to lead at the FLRA.”

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IFPTE Asks Senators to Support Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

The bipartisan bill reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for 10 years, creates a process to keep the Bank operational if Congress fails to confirm Board members, and increases the Bank’s exposure cap so it can support U.S. exports and jobs and help U.S. export producers compete globally.

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IFPTE, AALJs Applaud the Cantwell/Collins ALJ Competitive Service Restoration Act

The Cantwell/Collins bill, which serves as the Senate companion to HR 2429 introduced by Rep. Cummings on May 1st, seeks to overturn Executive Order 13843 which would politicize the hiring of federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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