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07.21.16

SOLIDARITY ALERT: IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Step Up to Support Striking Hotel Workers

Several of IFPTE's Atlantic Area Locals (located in New Jersey) joined Trump Taj Mahal workers on the picket line in Atlantic City.

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07.21.16

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai

IFPTE issued the following statements in response to the passing of Hawaii Congress Mark Takai.

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07.20.16

Local 195 Ratifies Agreement with State

In a two day voting process, members of IFPTE Local 195 overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement with the state.

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07.15.16

Orvella Attends DoL's Inaugural WIAC Meeting

SPEEA (IFPTE Local 2001) Legislative Director, Chelsea Orvella, attended the first meeting of the Department of Labor's newly created Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).

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07.14.16

Junemann Poses A Question on Federal Labor/Management Partnerships

What is the most important change that needs to be made in order to ensure the resultant program is successful and beneficial to ranks of Federal government employees?

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07.14.16

IFPTE Joins Coalition Calling for An End to DoD Per Diem Cuts

In a letter to conferees, IFPTE and a coalition of labor, management, and industry groups urged defense lawmakers to include legislative language in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to "stop DoD from reducing employee per diem allowances."

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07.13.16

Local 12 Sends Contingent to Capitol Hill

John King and Christine Wulf, officers at IFPTE Local 12, were in Washington to visit with members of the Washington State congressional delegation this week.

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07.08.16

IFPTE Weighs-in with Defense Authorizers as Congress Moves Closer to Finalizing the NDAA

IFPTE sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to “highlight several issues of concern to federal civilian workers as they relate to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act conference report.”

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07.06.16

IFPTE Opposes House Bill Aimed at Eroding Federal Employee Worker Rights

The letter urges House lawmakers to vote against HR 4361, pointing out that the bill “is largely intended to stifle the due process rights of federal employees, add more cumbersome, needless and costly layers of reporting requirements for government agencies, and erode the collective bargaining rights of federal employees.”

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07.01.16

Local 160 Sends a Clear Message to Ontario’s New Attorney General: “Give Legal Aid Lawyers Their Rights”

Scott Travers, president of The Society of Energy Professionals/Local 160, hand delivered a letter reminding Minister Naqvi of the issue of the denial of voluntary recognition for Legal Aid Ontario.

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07.01.16

IFPTE Applauds Universal Expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan

IFPTE’s Canadian Locals have been in lock step with the Canadian Labour Congress for several years in urging national and provincial lawmakers to strengthen retirement security for Canada’s current and future retirees.

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07.01.16

Local 400 Annual Member Picnic Proves to Be a Huge Success

Last Friday hundreds of Local 400 members and their families attended the Local’s annual member appreciation picnic in Providence, Rhode Island.

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06.23.16

IFPTE Signs Fed-Postal Letter Seeking Federal Employee Pay Raise

This week IFPTE joined with over twenty employee and management organizations urging Senators to cosponsor legislation calling for a 5.3% federal employee pay raise.

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06.21.16
IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to NJ State AFL-CIO Convention

IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to NJ State AFL-CIO Convention

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO 29th Constitutional Convention was held at Harrah’s Resort and Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ on June 21 and June 22.

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06.20.16

Canadian Council Meets, Focuses on Two Issues

On June 15th, IFPTE's Council of Canadian Locals (CCL) met in Winnipeg. IFPTE Local 162(WAPSO) hosted the meeting which was attended by IFPTE Local 160 (The Society), IFPTE Local 161 (TEAM), IFPTE Local 164, and IFPTE Secretary Treasurer Paul Shearon.

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06.17.16

IFPTE's 2016 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award Winners

IFPTE is honored to announce the winners of the 2016 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards Program. From the many remarkable applicants, four $2,500 scholarships were awarded to children and/or grandchildren of IFPTE members in the Public, Private, Federal and Canadian sectors.

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06.15.16

Local 98 Co-Hosts New York/New Jersey SFLERP Meeting

Co-sponsored by IFPTE Local 98, the annual Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) held its conference in New York City on June 15th.

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06.13.16

SPEEA Council Hosts Its Annual Convention and Leadership Conference

About 150 SPEEA Council Reps, union leaders and activists participated in the annual Leadership Conference on June 11 in SeaTac, under the theme of ‘Educate, Inspire, Empower'.

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06.13.16

IFPTE President, Greg Junemann, receives the 2016 Sol Stein award

The award, which is named after the retired Senior Executive Vice-President of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, honors two people each year who, like Sol Stein, have made outstanding contributions in their personal and professional careers to improve the lives of working people in the United States.

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06.11.16
Local 164 Holds Bi-Annual Convention

Local 164 Holds Bi-Annual Convention

IFPTE 164 held their Bi-Annual Convention on June 11th at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake, which was attended by almost half of the Local's membership

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