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08.17.17

IFPTE Joins Waterways Council, Inc.

IFPTE is the newest member of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), a national public policy organization dedicated to preserving and modernizing U.S. inland waterways’ locks and dams.

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08.14.17

IFPTE Condemns Hatred...

And the violent beliefs and horrific acts of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

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08.07.17

IFPTE Joins Americans for Tax Fairness Letter in Support of Preserving Rule to Limit Corporate Inversions

IFPTE was one of 11 unions that added their support to a letter urging the Trump Administration to preserve a rule aimed at making it more difficult for corporations to dodge U.S. tax obligations.

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08.02.17

After Sixteen Unions Express Opposition, OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk, Withdraws from Consideration

Last week IFPTE joined a letter signed by sixteen labor organizations to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to the nomination of George Nesterczuk to be OPM’s next Director...

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08.01.17

Political Partisanship Over Health Care for Millions

IFPTE took the opportunity this week to express the union’s displeasure with two key Republican Senators who voted last week for the so-called ‘skinny repeal’...

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07.31.17

Local 70 Members Employed at Center for Community Change Ratify First Union Contract

On July 24th, staff at the Center for Community Change voted unanimously in support of their inaugural contract...

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07.27.17

Day 2 Consideration of House Minibus Focuses on DOD Spending – IFPTE Weighs In

As the House continues to consider HR 3219, IFPTE sent a letter to House lawmakers in support and opposition of several expected amendments...

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07.26.17

IFPTE Joins Labor Coalition in Opposition to George Nesterczuk’s Nomination for OPM Director

Sixteen labor organizations, including IFPTE, weighed in today with the leadership of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to George Nesterczuk's nomination for OPM Director...

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07.26.17

Unions, Including IFPTE, Express Concern as Another House Bill Aims to Pre-empt Public Sector Taxing Authority, Endanger State and Local Jobs

IFPTE joined with eleven other labor unions sending a letter to House members expressing opposition to HR 2887, a bill that would prevent State and Local governments from collecting sales tax owed from remote sales of goods...

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07.26.17

House Ideologues Seek to Use Draconian ‘Holman’ Rule to Attack Federal Workers – IFPTE Weighs-In

As a part of their consideration of HR 3219, a Fiscal Year 2018 Minibus appropriations measure, some House members turned to the ‘Holman' to attack federal workers...

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07.26.17

IFPTE Joins Federal Workers Alliance in Protecting Official Time

As the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) prepares to consider HR 1293, IFPTE joined with Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) unions in urging committee to reject...

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07.21.17

SEA Overwhelmingly Votes to Join Local 21

The Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA), representing about 450 employees for the City of Sunnyvale in California, overwhelmingly voted (91%) to join IFPTE Local 21.

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07.21.17

WAPSO Receives Long-Awaited Award from Interest Arbitration Board

The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162) has received the long-awaited award of the Interest Arbitration Board.

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07.20.17

IFPTE Signs Onto Federal Employee Appreciation #UpholdTheOath Campaign

IFPTE has added its support to the #UpholdTheOath campaign, a project to promote the work of federal employees by simply self-recording videos of federal workers reciting their oath of office.

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07.19.17

New Jersey State Workers Rally for Lost Pay

When the New Jersey Legislature failed to pass the final budget of his Governorship, Chris Christie shut down the state just prior to midnight on July 1, 2017 for the second time in the history of the state.

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07.17.17

IFPTE Urges NO Vote on Latest Senate ACA Repeal Bill

In a letter to the Senate, including to undecided Senators Portman and Capito in states where IFPTE represents workers, the union urged Senators to reject the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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07.14.17

JC3 Under Attack By Management

The members of IFPTE Judicial Council 3 are under attack by management once again.

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07.14.17

Local 121 Pens a Letter of Appreciation to Rep. Hanabusa

The Local thanked Rep. Hanabusa for her help/success with language in the FY18 NDAA.

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07.12.17

IFPTE Joins Workers' and Civil Rights Orgs, Labor Unions in Opposing NLRB Nominations

IFPTE signed a National Employment Law Project sponsored letter this week urging the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions (HELP) Committee to delay confirmation hearings for National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nominees.

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07.11.17

Society Young Professionals Network Kicks Off with Steering Committee

A working group of 15 young Society members gathered at the Local 160 office last month to help kick-off the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

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