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04.29.16

President Obama Recognizes Public Service Recognition Week

In advance of next week’s national Public Service Recognition Week, President Obama issued a proclamation thanking government workers for their service to their nation and communities.

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04.27.16
98% Strike Vote Bolsters Local 160 Bargaining at Toronto Hydro

98% Strike Vote Bolsters Local 160 Bargaining at Toronto Hydro

Following a 98% strike vote, Local 160’s Toronto Hydro Local held information pickets at three sites on April 21 to call attention to the concessionary demands it is facing at the bargaining table.

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04.27.16

Congressman Mark Takai Leads the Fight to End DoDs Damaging Employee, Military Long Term Travel Per Diem Cuts

Led by Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai, the House Armed Services Committee agreed last night to accept Rep. Takai’s legislation to repeal the DOD cuts to employee and military per diems and lodging expenses for long term travel.

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04.26.16

IFPTE Weights In with House Armed Services Committee on the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act

Before House defense authorizers marked up the FY17 NDAA, IFPTE sent a letter to lawmakers asking them to support amendments to repeal the DoD's employee and military travel per diems and lodging cuts for long term travel.

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04.20.16

IFPTE Local 161 Receives Notice of Termination of the Collective Agreement from MTS

At the start of the first meeting with the Conciliator, MTS served Notice of Termination of the Collective Agreement.

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04.19.16

IFPTE and AFGE NASA Members Score a Legislative Victory

Following weeks of meetings by leaders of several of IFPTE’s five NASA Locals, IFPTE scored a legislative victory with the inclusion of union supported legislative language into the Senate’s FY17 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) appropriations bill.

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04.18.16
Workers Memorial Day is April 28th

Workers Memorial Day is April 28th

Trade unionists around the globe are observing Workers Memorial Day and events will be held in communities and workplaces across the country.

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04.16.16

Central States Council Spring Meeting Discusses Future of Public Unions

The bi-annual IFPTE Central States Council meeting took place last Saturday. In addition to the reports from the IFPTE Locals from the Midwest a broad discussion took place on the challenges that are facing public employees.

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04.15.16

Local 20 Attendees Reflect on IFPTE's 2016 Legislative Advocacy Conference

By all accounts, IFPTE"s 2016 Legislative Advocacy Conference proved to be beneficial to the members who were in attendance.

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04.15.16

On Tax Day, a Question for You--Why is the Nation's Highest Paid Federal Employee Getting a Special Huge Tax Break?

As tens of millions of Americans prepare to pay taxes, members of the union representing workers at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are on Capitol Hill asking: Why is a millionaire federal executive getting a fat tax break?

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04.14.16

Reps. Cohen and DeFazio demand answers from TVA in proposed employee pension cuts

The House lawmakers wrote a letter to TVA's CEO this week to "request answers" as to TVAs plans, and past decisions that led to their desire to drastically cut employee pensions, while protecting TVA executives golden parachute pension fund.

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04.08.16

Senator Ayotte Leads Effort to Exempt Shipyard Workers from Travel Per Diems and Lodging Cuts

This week New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced legislation to exempt Navy civilian workers at the four public shipyards from the DOD’s unilaterally implemented employee travel per diem and lodging cuts.

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04.06.16

IFPTE urges Congress to close the TVA Executive pension loophole

This week IFPTE sent a letter to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lawmakers in Congress asking them to close the pension loophole that allows executives at TVA to receive golden parachute pensions that average nearly $1 million, while they are trying to force their workers to accept steep cuts to their pensions.

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04.04.16

Innovative Local 160 Workshop Brings Executives and Union Leaders Together

The Society of Energy Professionals/IFPTE Local 160, which represents energy sector workers in Ontario, held an innovative full-day workshop on the province’s nuclear industry.

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03.31.16

FLRA Launches New FLRA.GOV

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced today the launch of a totally new website.

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03.31.16

Orvella Named to DoL’s Workforce Information Advisory Council

The Department of Labor announced this week the addition of Chelsea Orvella, SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 Legislative Director, to the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).

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03.30.16

Stone and Hamilton Visit Capitol Hill

Lee Stone, Eastern Federal Area VP/IFPTE Local 30 President, and George Hamilton, NASA Council President/IFPTE Local 27 President, were on Capitol Hill visiting with Congressional staff about the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) NASA budget.

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03.29.16

IFPTE Responds to Friedrichs Decision

IFPTE, representing tens of thousands of public sector employees across the country, issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision on the Friedrichs v CTA case.

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03.29.16

Washington Post Follows Up on IFPTE's 2016 Presidential Candidates Questionnaire

The newspaper compares responses from Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders, the only responses received thus far.

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