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10.02.19

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP Condemns Fierra Foods, Ford's Labour Cuts

Labour and community organizations, including SUP/IFPTE Local 160, attended a protest at Fierra Foods on October 2 to raise awareness of Fierra Foods’ safety record and as well as the Ford government’s cuts to the Ministry of Labour.

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10.02.19

Shearon Addresses Metal Trades Department Annual Training Conference

IFPTE President Paul Shearon addressed attendees at the annual Metal Trades Department (MTD, AFL-CIO) annual training conference.

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10.02.19

IFPTE Issues Its First Endorsement of the 2020 Election Cycle, Backing New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim

IFPTE announced the union’s support for New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim for a second term in the United States House of Representatives.

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10.01.19

An Interview with NPEU's Christian Smith

Each month the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) interviews a member about their views on the importance of their union, their experience being a part of the NPEU, and their career and personal goals.

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09.30.19

Airline Pilots Union Stands with Boeing Workers Looking to Organize with SPEEA

In a sign of strong union solidarity, Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) President, Captain Joseph DePete, penned a letter to Boeing workers in Seal Beach, California in support of their organizing campaign with SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001.

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09.27.19

Judge Tabaddor: "We're Past Band-aid Solutions and Short Term Measures"

The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ/JC#2) filed two ULPs against the Justice Department today in light of the agency’s attempt to decertify union and continued attacks on due process.

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09.27.19

Local 161 Members Accept Final Offer

On August 19th after long and difficult negotiations, and in response to TEAM-IFPTE Local 161’s firm stance on protecting members’ rights, Bell Canada presented Local 161 with a Final Offer. The Local’s Negotiating Committee was very disappointed that Bell refused to continue talks.

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09.25.19

Senator Schatz Encourages Defnese Authorizers to Support Paid Family Leave

IFPTE was one of twenty-two organizations signing onto a Federal-Postal coalition letter to Senators urging defense authorizers to “insist upon the inclusion in the final conference agreement of the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act's (NDAA) provisions to provide paid family leave to federal workers.”

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09.25.19

Respect, Dignity, Pride and Union Solidarity Alive and Well at Local 121

IFPTE Local 121 members gathered for a meeting to discuss Local business, the legislative outlook in Washington pertaining to federal workers, and to continue their long standing participation in the IFPTE LEAP-PAC program.

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09.24.19
Hundreds Attend Day of Action Rally

Hundreds Attend Day of Action Rally

On Tuesday, September 24, IFPTE, along with AFGE, NFFE and NTEU, hosted a rally at the Capitol protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine federal employee unions.

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09.24.19

IFPTE Opposes David Black for SSA Deputy Commissioner

In a statement released prior to this week’s Senate confirmation vote, IFPTE pointed out that, “In his long running senior position at SSA, Mr. Black has helped to create a labor relations climate at the agency that is as negative toward its workforce as any in the federal government.”

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09.20.19

SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Endorses Global Action on Climate Change

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) urged all members to join the effort to stop catastrophic climate change by participating in the week-long global actions, running from September 20 to 27.

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09.19.19

IFPTE Pens Letter to Senate in Opposition to Scalia Nomination

In a letter to the Senate, IFPTE stands in opposition to Eugene Scalia's nomination as Secretary for the Department of Labor; says his work has been geared toward building corporate power at the expense of workers.

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09.17.19

IFPTE Stands in Solidarity with UAW Striking Workers

The officers of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), President Paul Shearon and Secretary-Treasurer Matt Biggs, released the following joint statement in response to the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM):

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09.13.19

Federal Election in Canada Set for October 21

A federal election has been called and Canadians will be heading to the polls on October 21, 2019 to vote in a new government.

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09.12.19

IFPTE Attends Biannual AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting

This week IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, and Secretary-Treasurer, Matt Biggs, attended the national AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Chicago.

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09.12.19

Aboriginal Legal Services Employees Join the Society of United Professionals

"We're very pleased to welcome the employees of Aboriginal Legal Services into our union," said Scott Travers, President of the Society of United Professionals. "The Ford government's funding cuts has caused undue stress to Ontario's legal aid system. We commend our newest members for organizing and resisting in this climate." Read more...

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09.09.19

IFPTE Affiliates Prove Young Professionals Value Unions

The GAO Employees Organization (IFPTE Local 1921), recently held a very successful information luncheon for new probationary employees going through the Professional Development Program (PDP) at GAO; over 100 PDP's attended.

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09.09.19

It's Never Too Late to Celebrate Labor

On September 4th, Goddard Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians Association (GESTA/IFPTE Local 29) held a Labor Day picnic open to all in their bargaining unit to share and promote their union.

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09.06.19

Over 215 House members urge passage of FSIP defund language – IFPTE applauds

The letter, which was sponsored by Maryland Congressman, Jamie Raskin and was signed by 218 House member, cited the lack of relief in the federal courts while warning appropriators...

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