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01.21.19

On this MLK Day nearly 1 million workers go without pay - IFPTE urges Congress to end the shutdown

In a letter to congressional leadership, IFPTE writes that, "The only solution to this sad situation is for Congress to pass a bill to open the government first, and then negotiate over border security second."

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01.18.19

IFPTE Warns Congress That the New NAFTA Agreement Falls Short

As the new 116th Congress continues to finalize key committee assignments, IFPTE sent a letter to leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees this week regarding the United States, Mexico and Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

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01.17.19

All Politics Are Local

In response to this unnecessary shutdown, IFPTE Eastern Federal Vice President Gay Henson penned a letter to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell reminding him that 'federal employees do live in Kentucky'.

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01.17.19

If You're a Republican Senator From a NASA State, IFPTE and AFGE Have Some Advice for You

As the Republican controlled Senate refuses to consider bills to reopen the government, IFPTE warns those with NASA centers in their states that they must, “end the shutdown now, and “not sit on the sidelines during this pointless and cruel shutdown.” Read more...

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01.16.19

AALJ Makes Its First Visit of the Year to Capitol Hill

Leaders of the Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ/IFPTE Judicial Council #1) were in Washington this week to outline their legislative agenda for the 116th Congress.

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01.10.19

Federal Workers Rally to End Shutdown, March on White House

Scientists, judges, NASA workers and other members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) will join a rally and march to the White House today, calling for an immediate end to the costly and unnecessary government shutdown.

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01.08.19

IFPTE Responds to President Trump’s Address to the Nation

IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, responds that the President, “is responsible for the shutdown,” and, “We need less “Art of the Deal” and more attention to the management of the federal government.”

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01.08.19

The deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship is January 31, 2019

Are you or someone you know in need of scholarship money? Don’t miss your chance to apply for the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship!

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01.07.19

IFPTE warns Senate that without considering the spending bills to re-open government, "this will quickly become its shutdown as well."

"The Senate cannot be passive, waiting for permission from the President to do its job," wrote IFPTE leaders to Senate Majority, Mitch McConnell.

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01.04.19

Shearon: Federal Shutdown Creates Long-Term Damage to Workers, Agencies

“Reports to our union suggest that even if the shutdown ends this week, the damage to federal agencies and their work on behalf of the American people will not be quickly repaired,” Professional and Technical Engineers President Paul Shearon says.

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01.03.19

Statement by IFPTE President Paul Shearon on How the Goverment Shutdown Has Created Long-Term Damage to Federal Agencies and Workers

The Trump shutdown is creating long-term damage to federal agencies and harming the dedicated federal employees and their families who are going without pay.

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01.01.19

IFPTE urges swift passage of legislation to reopen government agencies

IFPTE leaders applauded, “the incoming House Democratic majority, and Senate Democratic Leader Schumer, for their plan to put workers ahead of politics by moving swiftly later this week in putting a bill before the Congress to re-open federal government agencies and send locked-out federal workers, including more than ten thousand IFPTE represented employees, back to work.”

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12.26.18

Local 164 Elects New Executive

Members of Local 164 gathered together in December to elect a new local executive and IFPTE's Canadian Area Vice-President, Scott Travers, was present to oversee the election.

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12.26.18

Unnecessary Burden Placed on Highly-Skilled Professionals Employed in the Federal Government Due to the Shutdown

"The president falsely claims that “many” federal workers support the shutdown and have told him to “stay out.” We have not heard from a single member who supports the president’s inaction. Most view this as an act of ineptitude."

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12.24.18

IFPTE tells Congress it’s up to them, "not the Administration" to end the government shutdown

In the Christmas Eve letter to all House and Senate members, IFPTE writes that, "middle-income public servants and their families face an uncertain holiday season with no compensation…”.

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12.19.18

IFPTE Makes Eleventh Hour Bid for 2019 Federal Pay Raise

As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate an end of the year government funding measure, IFPTE urges Congressional leadership to ensure, “that the men and women who work hard every day in the trenches to deliver excellence for the taxpayer not be harmed by the political turmoil in Washington.”

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12.18.18

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Brother Carl Merchant

Brother Carl Merchant, Valley-Wide Secretary for the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937), passed away.

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12.14.18

IFPTE Remembers The Victims of Sandy Hook, Including IFPTE Local 136-13 Member Anne Marie Murphy

Today, December 14th, is the six-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 26 people were killed. Among the victims, which included young children and their educators, was IFPTE Local 136-13 member, Anne Marie Murphy, who was a paraeducator at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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12.12.18

Government Shutdown? IFPTE Urges Support for Cardin Retroactive Federal Pay Bill

In a letter to all Senate lawmakers, IFPTE wrote that, “middle-income workers should not have to lose pay due to a government shutdown caused by the inability of lawmakers to do their most fundamental job – fund the government.”

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12.09.18

SPEEA's Veterans Committee Steps Up to Help Veterans in Need of Fully Trained Service Dogs

SPEEA (IFPTE Local 2001) Veterans Committee agreed to join an effort to provide funds to assist disabled Veterans in need of trained service dogs. The SPEEA-provided resources will be used for shipping costs related to the building of a Simulated Aircraft Structure at the Southeastern Guide Dogs training facility in Florida.

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