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07.10.20

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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07.09.20

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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07.08.20

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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07.07.20

Domestic Violence Against Women Increases During Pandemic (WSN Spotlight)

The Canadian Labour Congress has made a submission to the United Nations on COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women.

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07.07.20

OFL Says Bill 195 Must Not Go Forward

The Ontario Federation of Labour is cautioning against the Ontario Ford Conservative's proposed Bill 195 that would give themselves special powers and reduce public oversight of emergency orders. Accountability is key when it comes to extending emergency orders--Bill 195 will undermine democracy and workers’ rights.

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07.06.20

SOLIDARITY ALERT: NAIJ Statement Ahead of Possible Furloughs of USCIS Federal Employees

In a statement decrying the possible furloughs at the US Customs and Immigration Service, NAIJ noted that “preventing [USCIS] from pursuing its mission by furloughs of its workforce is short-sighted and misguided. It harms U.S. citizens who seek to be united with family members, harms U.S. businesses--large and small--in need of workers to fill jobs Americans do not choose to fill, and harms those seeking refuge from persecution abroad.”

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07.06.20

IFPTE Endorses Nadler, Durbin Corporate Bankruptcy Reform Legislation

In urging all House members and Senators to cosponsor the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020, IFPTE informed lawmakers that current bankruptcy laws, “permit, and even sometimes encourage employers to default on what has been earned by workers and abrogate hard fought worker benefits won at the bargaining table, while at the same time awarding corporate executives with huge bonuses.”

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07.06.20

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.

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07.05.20

IFPTE Applauds Joe Biden’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families

Dubbed as the “Build Back Better” plan, Joe Biden’s jobs and economic recovery plan relies heavily on, “passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, providing public service and federal government workers with bargaining rights, and taking other steps to make it easier for workers to organize unions and collectively bargain.

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07.02.20

As Furloughs and Layoffs Loom, IFPTE Reminds Senate that Fourth COVID Relief Package is Desperately Needed

Ahead of July 4th congressional recess, IFPTE reached out to Senators with economic and safety priorities that are needed in the face of the continuing pandemic and economic crisis.

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07.02.20

IFPTE Weighs In on Water Resources Development Act of 2020

IFPTE's letter to the House Transportation Committee highlights the improvements in the WRDA that should be maintained in the bill.

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07.01.20

Ahead of House Passage of Moving America Forward Act, IFPTE Urges Yes Vote

In anticipation of the House’s consideration of H.R. 2, IFPTE sent a letter to lawmakers applauding the bill's forward-looking commitment to funding infrastructure.

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06.24.20

Asian Solidarity with Black Lives (Webinar)

The Ontario Federation of Labour in partnership with the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be hosting a webinar discussion titled Asian Solidarity With Black Lives: Dismantling Racial Capitalism.

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06.23.20

A Feminist Response to COVID-19 (WSN Spotlight)

A group of Canadian feminist organizations have developed a comprehensive guide for actions Canada can take locally and globally in response to the pandemic. The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network came across this newly released brief last week and it is definitely a must share item!

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06.23.20

NAIJ Explains the Truth Behind the Immigration Courts and DOJs Attempt to Decertify the Union

“Imagine going to a court where you’ve been charged by a prosecutor, and when you come to court you find out that the judge is hired by the prosecutor and can be fired by the prosecutor and then ultimately the prosecutor can come in and overrule the judge if he is not satisfied by the process,” said Ashley Tabaddor, president of the NAIJ, at a March press conference.

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06.22.20

EA Protests Heads to Huntsville

Members and leaders from the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) and the IFPTE national travelled to Huntsville, Alabama to continue to bring transparency and community awareness around the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) reckless off-shoring of 220 IT jobs.

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06.22.20

CLC Update on Pandemic Response

Join Canadian Labour Congress President, Hassan Yussuff, as he provides an update on what Canada’s unions have been doing to ensure workers are central to the government’s pandemic response and recovery plans.

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06.22.20

WSN Spotlights: Women & 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.

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06.19.20

IFPTE Honors and Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is celebrated as a day of freedom, and celebrated across the country, as it will be this year. IFPTE is proud to recognize and celebrate this important day, particularly as so many of our fellow IFPTE Sisters and Brothers and Americans fight for racial justice and economic equality.

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06.18.20

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Guidance for the Workplace

This page lists resources for general information and appropriate precautions for workplaces. Under Canadian and U.S. law, all employers have a general duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees.

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