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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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12.07.18

SPEEA Wins Two Awards at the ILCA 2018 Labor Media Awards

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001) won two awards at the ILCA's 2018 Labor Media Awards luncheon held in Washington, DC at the AFL-CIO on December 7th.

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12.06.18

Race to the Bottom Trade Deals: Sorscher's Latest Column in The Stand Provides a Sobering Perspective

Sorscher writes, “In the 20-plus years since NAFTA, our establishment policymakers decided millions of workers in the U.S. and Mexico should run a race to the bottom. Now they are telling us our way of life is in decline, but “it’s OK,” because we can get T-shirts on sale at JC Penney’s for $7, and workers in Mexico can get cheap corn.”

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12.05.18

LAO Lawyers Reached Tentative Agreement

Following many months of work at the negotiating table, the Legal Aid Ontario Lawyers’ bargaining unit reached a tentative deal on their first collective agreement.

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12.04.18

McBride Testifies Before New Jersey Legislature

IFPTE Local 196 President, Sean McBride, accepted an invitation to testify before the New Jersey General Assembly’s Transportation Committee in support of legislation to put in place strong worker protections for public employees working on the State’s highways.

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12.04.18

Thomas Appointed to IFPTE's International Women's Committee

IFPTE’s executive officers appointed IFPTE Local 195 Unit Vice President, Sherry Thomas, to IFPTE’s Women’s Solidarity Network, calling her, “skilled and knowledgeable, always representing the best interest of the members of the Union.”

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12.03.18

Statement of NYC Bar Association Concerning the Independence of Veterans Law Judges and Immigration Judges

New York City Bar Association voices its support for an Article I Immigration Court and other reforms in the immigration judicial system and supports similar reforms for administrative law judges at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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11.30.18

As December 7 Funding Deadline Looms, IFPTE Calls on Congress to Pass Outstanding FY19 Spending Bills

In a letter to House and Senate leadership, IFPTE urged Congress, “to work in a bipartisan way toward approving a fiscally responsible spending package that is fair to both taxpayers and the millions of employees who provide those taxpayer services.”

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11.29.18

IFPTE Urges Next Congress to Expand Social Security

In a letter to incoming House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. John Larson, IFPTE urged passage of the Social Security 2100 Act, which, “meets IFPTE's fundamental goals of expanding the Social Security benefit, further shoring up the trust fund, and funding it through a progressive pay-for.”

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11.28.18

IFPTE Spring Executive Council Meeting — May 16-17, 2019

The IFPTE Spring Executive Council Meeting will be held May 16-17, 2019 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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11.26.18

Toronto Hydro Information Technology Professionals Choose SUP/IFPTE Local 160

While votes were cast last year, the group of more than 80 employees at Toronto’s municipally-owned local distribution company won their collective bargaining rights after a year-long fight at the Ontario Labour Relations Board caused by management’s delay tactics.

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11.14.18

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Fall 2018 Meeting

The IFPTE Veterans Committee held its Fall meeting that highlighted an update from AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council (UVC) Executive Director, Will Attig, who outlined the UVC’s priorities in the coming year.

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11.14.18

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Mobilizes to Save Bill 148

In response to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to turn the clock back on worker’s rights, members of The Society of United Professionals joined the Ontario Federation of Labour’s campaign to preserve the many worker gains that were procured through Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act.

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11.12.18

GAO Employees Organization Holds Its Annual Member Meeting, Honors La Due Lake

Members of the Local 1921 gathered for the union’s annual membership meeting and conference, themed “Are Unions Going Back to the Future? The Decline and Rise of Organized Labor in the U.S."

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11.07.18

Locals 20 and 21 Active in The Bay Area and Nevada Elections

Locals 20 and 21 play key roles in the election, helping change laws and elect labor candidates.

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11.07.18

IFPTE Responds to Mid-Term Election Results

Union says the election results “will provide a much-needed check on the administration.”

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11.06.18

Thank You Talaina Woodridge!

Last month, IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) Co-Chair, Talaina Woodridge, was promoted into a new position outside of the bargaining unit.

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11.05.18

SUP Holds Its Convention/Annual Council Meeting in Toronto

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) council members gathered this week in Toronto as a part of their annual Council meeting.

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