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07.15.14

IFPTE Urges 'NO' Vote on Meadows Amendment

IFPTE authored a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a possible amendment to HR 5016 offered by Representative Meadows that would end union dues deduction for all federal agencies.

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07.11.14

SPEEA, IFPTE respond to DHS proposal to double the size of the H-1B Visa program

SPEEA and IFPTE jointly responded to the Obama Administration’s unilateral efforts to double the size of the H-1B Visa program by granting work authorization to spouses of H-1B visa recipients.

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07.09.14

LOST EDGE: Restoring San Jose's Competitive Advantage

Local 21’s latest video, featuring AEA, AMSP and CAMP members talking about their important work and how services have been depleted because of San Jose City Council policies.

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07.09.14

IFPTE calls for robust highway funding, but not at the expense of the UI and DI programs

While lawmakers work this week to seek a funding solution to the soon to be depleted Highway Trust Fund, IFPTE urges lawmakers to, "find a solution similar or identical to that proposed by Senators Murphy and Corker, while not targeting our nation’s unemployed and disabled."

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07.02.14

IFPTE responds to DoD proposal to slash long-term TDY and other travel expenses

In urging the DoD to reject the proposed cuts, the union tells DoD that, "IFPTE is very dubious about the recommended ILP, flat rate per diem expenses for long term TDY and incidental expense changes being considered by DoD,."

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06.24.14

IFPTE urges lawmakers to support Export/Import Bank reauthorization

IFPTE informs House members that the Export/Import bank is, "essential in sustaining America’s number one export, commercial aircraft, while bolstering good paying and highly skilled U.S. jobs here at home."

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06.19.14

2014 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award Winners

IFPTE is honored to announce the winners of the 2014 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards Program. From the many remarkable applicants, only three $2,500 scholarships could be awarded to children and/or grandchildren of IFPTE members in the public, private, and federal sectors.

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06.13.14

Liberals Win Ontario Elections

Following last night’s elections that saw the defeat of Progressive Conservative candidate for premier Tim Hudak, who had vowed to cut hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs and supported ‘right-to-work for less’ laws to bust unions, IFPTE released the following statements...

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06.13.14

Thank You - A Message from Scott Travers, President of The Society of Energy Professionals, IFPTE Local 160

I want to extend my thanks to you and all Society members for making our The Society Votes campaign a great success. More than two-thirds of members took part by visiting thesocietyvotes.ca or by attending a meeting to learn about the issues that affected us in the campaign.

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06.10.14

Congressman Gingrey aims to end official time - IFPTE urges House members to reject that effort

In a letter to all House members, IFPTE reminds lawmakers that "eliminating official time would be fiscally irresponsible and do a disservice to the American taxpayer."

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06.09.14

IFPTE Endorses John Foust for Congress

As John Foust seeks to represent Virginia's 10th Congressional District, IFPTE President Greg Junemann says that he, "will be a champion for working families."

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06.04.14

IFPTE Applauds Lazard Report Rejecting Obama Administration's Plan to Privatize TVA

IFPTE applauded findings in the study performed by Lazard Frères & Company LLC which affirm the current financial and operational path of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and oppose the Obama Administration’s pursuit to privatize the entity.

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05.29.14

IFPTE continues to fight for Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam workers

After the disappointing news last week that Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conferees failed to include Section 2008 of the Senate passed WRDA bill...

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05.28.14

Congress responds to Veterans Affairs scandal by eliminating employee due process rights

MSPB rights of federal workers continue to be eroded and last week's House approval of HR 4031 furthers that trend. In a letter to lawmakers, IFPTE says that this latest attempt, "dishonors the very American values that our soldiers fought and are fighting for."

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05.21.14

House set to consider the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) National Defense Authorization Act - IFPTE weighs-in on amendments

As the House prepares to finalize their version of the NDAA, IFPTE expressed its support and opposition for several amendments that impact IFPTE members.

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05.19.14

IFPTE endorses Congressman Honda for Re-election

As Rep. Honda gears up for his June 3rd primary, IFPTE reminds its members that Congressman Honda, "has a proven track record of supporting educational equity, healthcare reform, and transportation safety - showing that he cares deeply about the families who call the 17th Congressional District home." Read the full endorsement here.

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05.07.14

Obama Administration proposes massive increase in H-1B visas

IFPTE says that expansion will lead to the loss of, "hundreds of thousands" of jobs.

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05.01.14

IFPTE to Congress: Social Security Administration’s long standing anti-Judge culture needs to come to an end

IFPTE alerts Congress of the, “abusive and unprofessional working conditions our judicial members are being subjected to in the Social Security Administration.”

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04.30.14

Chairman Wolf comes through for NASA and America

IFPTE applauds House Appropriators for supporting a healthy NASA budget for 2015.

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04.25.14

Senator Sherrod Brown's latest petition: "Say no to Ryan"

Senator Sherrod Brown sent out a petition this week urging working Americans to reject, “Paul Ryan’s radical plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, cut job training programs, and preserve tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.”

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