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WSN's Unconscious Bias Webinar a Success!

IFPTE members from Canada and the US took part in a webinar discussion, hosted by WSN, focused on unconscious bias. Participants were given an overview of examples of what it looks like, its impact in the workplace, and what steps can be taken to tackle the problem. View the presentation >

IFPTE Urges Support for Three SPEEA Members Running for Political Office

IFPTE sent out a series of mailers in support of three SPEEA members — Matthew Joyce (Kansas House, District 81), Derek Milligan (Kansas House, District 94) and Charity Kennedy (Sedgwick County Treasurer) — all seeking political office in Kansas. Learn more >

Power the Polls

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all. Sign up >

CLC's Forward Together: A Disaster-proof Safety Net for Canadians

The Canadian Labour Congress held a webinar discussion to talk about what needs to be done to ensure that Canada's income support programs work better, work for everyone, and are built to withstand the next economic crisis. Watch here > CLC Forward Together Campaign >

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Tennessee Valley Authority Recognizes EA/IFPTE Local 1937 for Another Ten Years

EA/Local 1937 President Gay Henson was notified that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has renewed the recognition agreement between the union and TVA through May 8, 2032. The recognition, which is required in the TVA Act, comes at a time when the union and TVA have been working together to reverse management’s misguided decision to outsource over 200 EA represented TVA IT jobs.

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Trump EO Calls for Union-busting, At-Will Employment - IFPTE Responds

President Trump issued an executive order that will allow political appointees to be embedded into the career federal civil service, open the door for the dismantling of collective bargaining units, and render workers, including IFPTE represented Administrative Law Judges, as at-will employees. The order, which was issued on Thursday, is set to take effect on January 21st.

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ORGANIZING ALERT: IFPTE Local 196 Wins Card Check Recognition for Long Beach Housing Authority Workers

IFPTE Local 196 continued to build its ranks by winning card-check recognition for workers at the Long Beach Housing Authority. This latest win comes on top of successful organizing campaigns earlier this year with workers at the Asbury Park Housing Authority and at the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

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Study Shows Child Care Duties for Moms Equivalent of 2 Full-Time Jobs (WSN Spotlight)

The Women’s Solidarity Network’s spotlight this week is shining a light on child care responsibilities at home. A new study conducted by McMaster University indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Disaster-Proof Social Safety Net for Canadians (CLC Webinar)

As part of the Forward Together campaign, the Canadian Labour Congress will be hosting a webinar titled, A Disaster-Proof Social Safety Net For Canadians. The discussion will focus on education, housing, child care and other programs that can level the playing field.

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