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06.23.16

IFPTE Signs Fed-Postal Letter Seeking Federal Employee Pay Raise

This week IFPTE joined with over twenty employee and management organizations urging Senators to cosponsor legislation calling for a 5.3% federal employee pay raise.

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06.21.16
IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to NJ State AFL-CIO Convention

IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to NJ State AFL-CIO Convention

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO 29th Constitutional Convention was held at Harrah’s Resort and Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ on June 21 and June 22.

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06.20.16

Canadian Council Meets, Focuses on Two Issues

On June 15th, IFPTE's Council of Canadian Locals (CCL) met in Winnipeg. IFPTE Local 162(WAPSO) hosted the meeting which was attended by IFPTE Local 160 (The Society), IFPTE Local 161 (TEAM), IFPTE Local 164, and IFPTE Secretary Treasurer Paul Shearon.

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06.17.16

IFPTE's 2016 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award Winners

IFPTE is honored to announce the winners of the 2016 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards Program. From the many remarkable applicants, four $2,500 scholarships were awarded to children and/or grandchildren of IFPTE members in the Public, Private, Federal and Canadian sectors.

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06.15.16

Local 98 Co-Hosts New York/New Jersey SFLERP Meeting

Co-sponsored by IFPTE Local 98, the annual Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) held its conference in New York City on June 15th.

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06.13.16

SPEEA Council Hosts Its Annual Convention and Leadership Conference

About 150 SPEEA Council Reps, union leaders and activists participated in the annual Leadership Conference on June 11 in SeaTac, under the theme of ‘Educate, Inspire, Empower'.

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06.13.16

IFPTE President, Greg Junemann, receives the 2016 Sol Stein award

The award, which is named after the retired Senior Executive Vice-President of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, honors two people each year who, like Sol Stein, have made outstanding contributions in their personal and professional careers to improve the lives of working people in the United States.

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06.11.16
Local 164 Holds Bi-Annual Convention

Local 164 Holds Bi-Annual Convention

IFPTE 164 held their Bi-Annual Convention on June 11th at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake, which was attended by almost half of the Local's membership

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06.10.16

FEVS Coming to a Close

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys started closing this week and will continue closing on a rolling basis through next Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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06.09.16

IFPTE Mobilizes Members on Senate National Defense Authorization Act

The Senate considered S. 2943 this week, their version of the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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06.03.16

IFPTE endorses Marcus Courtney for Washington State Representative

Courtney is a long time union advocate who is running for Washington's 43rd legislative district. In endorsing him, IFPTE calls Courtney, "an unapologetic supporter of workers throughout his professional life...".

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06.03.16

IFPTE endorses Rep. Mike Honda in California's 17th Congresssional District

IFPTE says that Rep. Honda is the "candidate who is focused on the needs of working Californians."

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05.26.16

IFPTE Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

During their Spring Executive Council meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), an AFL-CIO affiliated labor union representing public, private and federal sector workers, has given their backing to Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

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05.23.16

SPEEA/Local 2001 Hosts BBQ for Striking Machinists at Triumph

SPEEA NW Council Chair, Tony Hickerson, and Treasurer, Orlando De Los Santos, joined SPEEA members in Spokane as Local 2001 hosted a lunch BBQ on the picket line for striking machinists at Triumph.

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05.23.16

IFPTE Veterans Committee Holds Its Biannual Meeting

IFPTE Veterans Committee held its biannual conference call, which included a review and update of the 2016 IFPTE Veterans Committee issue brief.

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05.20.16

Sorscher and Shuler Discuss H-1B Visas and the Paradigm Shift in Hiring and Employment

The AFL-CIO hosted a discussion this week in the heart of Silicon Valley focusing on the changes in the employment relationship between employers and society.

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05.20.16

Local 4’s Mark Nelson Visits Capitol Hill this Week as Senator Ayotte and Representative Kilmer Lead the Way in Congress on Bringing Pentagon's Damaging Travel Policy to an End

Among the staffers Nelson met with were those of Maine Senator Susan Collins, who has expressed strong concerns about the impact the cuts are having on employees and on military readiness.

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05.20.16

IFPTE Responds to Representative Mark Takai’s Retirement from Congress

IFPTE notes that the Congressman “has not only been our biggest advocate on Capitol Hill, but he is also one of us – a true unionist fighting for working people each and every day.”

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05.16.16

Panel Discussion in Silicon Valley to Highlight Need for Good Jobs for a Diverse, Skilled Workforce

SPEEA/Local 2001's Stan Sorscher will participate in an event, which will focus on the stark realities that have emerged as a result of current hiring and employment models in Silicon Valley.

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05.13.16

IFPTE Local 160 Pledges $10K to Humanitarian Relief Effort

In a show of solidarity with people driven from their homes by wild fires in Fort McMurray, a city located in Canada’s northern Alberta region, IFPTE Local 160 pledged $10,000 to humanitarian relief efforts.

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