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04.25.17

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Spring 2017 Meeting

Among the highlights of the meeting was a talk from the new AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig.

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04.24.17

IFPTE Joins with National Women's Law Center in Support of Compensation Data Collection

IFPTE joined a coalition letter led by the National Women's Law Center aimed at protecting the collection of pay data by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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04.21.17

Local 4's Mark Nelson Elected Northeast Council President

At the meeting, Northeast locals discussed the GE pension lawsuit, legislative issues impacting GE and KAPL locals, and how the potential transportation infrastructure bill could benefit IFPTE's federal, public and private sector locals. IFPTE legislative staff was in attendance to help provide the legislative update.

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04.21.17

Western Federal Area Vice President Lee Stone in Washington this Week

Local 30 President/Western Federal Area Vice President Lee Stone was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with the staff of key House lawmakers on NASA-related issues.

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04.21.17

Local 20 Press Release: Hundreds of EPA, NASA Unionized Scientists to Join San Francisco March for Science

The current attacks on evidence-based science – seen both in terms of proposed withdrawal of government funds and by favoring ad hoc opinion over scientific data – are putting the health and safety of our communities, environment, and economy at risk and have the potential to roll back decades of progress.

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04.13.17

Former IFPTE Eastern Federal Area Vice President Terry Eleftherion Passes Away

Terry Eleftherion, former IFPTE Local 4 president and former IFPTE Federal Eastern Area Vice President, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Terry served as president of IFPTE Local 4 from 1992 until his retirement in 2005.

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04.12.17

Attacks on VA Workers and Their Unions Continue - IFPTE Weighs In

IFPTE sent a letter to the House Veterans Committee leadership in response to a bill (HR 1461) that is aimed solely at attacking VA workers.

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04.11.17

Local 160 Celebrates Equal Pay Day

Celebrated in the United States and Canada, Equal Pay Day represents the gender pay gap between men and women and the amount of time women must work to earn what men earn in the previous year.

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04.11.17

SPEEA Saves Supply Chain Jobs

Spirit AeroSystems has shelved plans to outsource 85 Supply Chain Procurement Agents represented by SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001. The decision came after a presentation by SPEEA showing alternatives to outsourcing that addressed the company's cost-saving goals while preserving jobs.

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04.06.17

IFPTE Applauds Bipartisan Group of Twenty-Eight House Members Who Seek a Repeal of the DoD Long Term Employee Travel Per Diem/Lodging Cuts

Led by Reps Hanabusa and Jones, twenty-eight House members signed a letter to House Defense appropriators seeking a DoD spending bill that includes, “the reversal of per diem rates for traveling Department of Defense (DoD) employees.”

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04.05.17

IFPTE Endorses HR 1303, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017

In urging House members to cosponsor the bill, authored by New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell, IFPTE reminded lawmakers that, "For over 25 years, the H-1B program has weakened bargaining power for both foreign and US workers in the STEM labor market, while giving employers more bargaining power."

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04.05.17

IFPTE Urges Congress to Improve the VA, Not Attack Its Workforce and the Care They Provide

In a letter to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in opposition of the mislabeled VA Accountability First Act, IFPTE informed Senators Isakson and Tester that the legislation, "does nothing to address any alleged problems with the VA, and will harm services provided to our Veterans, not improve them."

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04.03.17

IFPTE Urges Opposition to Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

As the Senate prepares to consider Judge Gorsuch's nomination, IFPTE and the AFL-CIO sent a letter to the body urging Senators to oppose his nomination.

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03.31.17

Eleven Labor Organizations, Including IFPTE, Oppose Bill to Block States and Localities from Collecting Income Taxes

IFPTE has joined ten other unions in urging the House Judiciary Committee to oppose HR 1393, the so-called 'Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act'.

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03.30.17

IFPTE Takes to Capitol Hill in Support of Official Time

In anticipation of a potential House floor vote next week, IFPTE legislative staff was joined by Lee Stone to visit key lawmakers related to HR 1364.

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03.25.17

IFPTE Remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 106 Years Later

AALJ/JC 1 Executive Vice President, Linda A. Stagno, recently became a Board Member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition (RTFC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to commemorate the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City.

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03.24.17

Holding Lawmakers Accountable

During House consideration on a bill last week to eviscerate Veterans Administration (VA) worker and collective bargaining rights, IFPTE Local 121 President, Jamie Hiranaka, and SPEEA Veteran Committee Chair, Mike Shea, weighed in strong with Congress.

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03.23.17

Members of New Voices Participate in Millennials Event

Members of New Voices, IFPTE's young workers committee, participated in a recent event held by the Department for Professional Employees (DPE).

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03.22.17

IFPTE Applauds Bipartisan Group of Shipyard Senators

Senator Schatz led on a letter signed by all Senators representing one of the four public shipyards regarding the Accelerated Promotion Program (APP).

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03.22.17

IFPTE Issues Letter Opposing the Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Bill

As the House prepares for a Thursday vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, IFPTE issues a letter to House members...

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