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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 >

Federal Unions Fight Back Against Trump Executive Orders Limiting Federal Union and Employee Rights

In August, in a victory for the coalition of unions representing federal workers, which includes IFPTE, the D.C. District Court held that the three executive orders... Read more >

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IFPTE Endorses The Public Sector Freedom to Negotiate Act of 2019

IFPTE writes to Senator Hirono and Rep. Cartwright, thanking them for, “authoring this much-needed legislation, which comes one year after the 5-4 Supreme Court Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31 ruling preventing public sector unions to collect representational fees from all represented members in a collective bargaining unit.”

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House Passes First Spending Package for FY2020, Will Vote Next Week on 3.1% Federal Pay Raise and Blocking OPM-GSA Merger

The House passed a “minibus” spending bill package, H.R. 2740, for the next fiscal year that includes funding for the DoD, Army Corps of Engineers, Interior, Health and Human Services, and the State Department. The spending package increases spending over the previous year’s level for all agencies.

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Local 1937 Training a Success!

Earlier this week, leaders from the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) attended a successful joint management and Designated Union Representative (DUR) training in Chattanooga, TN.

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IFPTE Council of Canadian Area Locals Meet in Winnipeg

​Leaders from The Society of Union Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160), the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM/IFPTE Local 161), the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162), and IFPTE International, gathered in Winnipeg this week to discuss the major issues facing IFPTE members in Canada, including legislation being pushed in both Ontario and Manitoba.

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