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IFPTE Releases Its 2020 Congressional Endorsements

IFPTE's bipartisan slate of endorsed candidates all meet our union's two simple demands: be pro-worker and pro-IFPTE. These candidates have stood with IFPTE on the issues that impact the union's diverse and growing membership. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Read more >

WSN Spotlights: Women and COVID-19

IFPTE's Women's Solidarity Network (WSN) has committed to highlighting issues important to women through 'Spotlights' in IFPTE's publication, the "Weekly Recap". WSN has come across several noteworthy publications, statistics, articles and webinars we wanted to share that highlights conversations on women's roles during this pandemic and the impact it's had on their lives. Read more >

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Vallejo Pens Op-Ed: "2008 Offers Key Lessons for COVID Recession"

In an opinion column in the San Francisco Examiner this week comparing the 2008 economic collapse to the current COVID related recession, IFPTE Local 21 President Gus Vallejo wrote that, “leaving in place a municipal financing model that is heavily reliant on sales and use taxes—local politicians left communities unprotected from an economic shutdown event like COVID 19."

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Action Alert: Manitoba Labour Federation Urges Workers to Tell Premier Pallister That All Workers Deserve a Living Wage

On the heels of a recent court victory nullifying the Pallister government’s public worker pay freeze, Manitoba’s unions are informing the Provincial government that all workers, “deserve to be paid a living wage so they can make ends meet.”

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Joyce Wants to Take Union Issues to the Kansas Legislature and Needs Our Help

Matthew Joyce, who is running for Kansas’ 81st House District and has been endorsed by both IFPTE and Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), is reaching out to the IFPTE family for support, writing that, “With the endorsement of IFPTE, I am asking for your assistance with my campaign, to elect a union friendly candidate with a one time or monthly donation.”

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Guidance for the Workplace

COVID-19 information and appropriate precautions for workplaces where IFPTE members work, including guidance for U.S. federal government agencies, healthcare and frontline workers, and links to provincial and state government information.
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