IFPTE Affiliations


IFPTE values establishing strategic alliances with other unions in order to build both parties organizational capacity, and further enhance and develop the relationship between organized professionals. If you are a leader of a union and are interested in possible affiliation with IFPTE, please contact us at .

Benefits of Affiliation:

  • Autonomy & Asset Protection
    • Affiliates retain their right to select officers, employ staff, control their assets, establish a dues structure, and manage their own operations and business.
  • Community
    • Professionals form unions in order to gain bargaining strength by working together in solidarity. Similarly, when unions of professionals join together, they increase their capacity, resources and knowledge to resolve issues and implemented solutions.
  • Voting Rights
    • Affiliates of IFPTE are designated as IFPTE Locals, and have all the same rights and benefits of any IFPTE Local, such as sending delegates to the IFPTE Conventions where they can vote/run for IFPTE offices and submit/vote resolutions on the convention floor.
  • Legislative Access
    • IFPTE has a long history working with members of the United States Congress and Canada’s Members of Parliament on behalf of our affiliates regarding issues, not ideology or partisan politics.
  • Professional Staff Assistance
    • IFPTE can offer professional advice regarding legal, legislative, research and communication issues.
  • Training
    • IFPTE can offer training and leadership programs.
  • Membership Recruitment and Mobilization
    • IFPTE can provide assistance regarding internal and external organizing drives, as well as issue-focused campaigns that concern your members.

IFPTE at a Glance


IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.


Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.