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02.12.16

President Junemann Rallies with Federal Workers on Capitol Hill

Junemann, who was invited as a guest speaker at a rally organized by the American Federation of Government Employees, expressed support for a 5.3% pay raise for federal workers and spoke against a union busting bill introduced last week.

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02.12.16

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001’s Chelsea Orvella and Stan Sorscher Talk to Congress about TPP

Sorscher and Orvella joined union members from across the country this Wednesday to educate lawmakers and staff on the how the TPP with adversely impact workers' jobs, local and national economies, and democracy.

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02.09.16

President's FY17 Budget is Encouraging

In response to today's rollout of the President's Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget, IFPTE issued the following statements.

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02.05.16

IFPTE Urges House to Oppose the Federal Employee Rights Act

In a strongly worded letter, IFPTE urged members of the House of Representative to refuse co-sponsorship of HR 4461, the so-called Federal Employee Rights Act. The legislation, sponsored by Georgia Congressman Tom Price (GA-6th), is intended to deny federal workers their fundamental liberty and right to form and join a labor union.

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01.28.16

Local 1937 Call to Action: Tell Congressional Lawmakers to Hold TVA Accountable and Fund TVA Workers’ Pension

IFPTE asks you to make you voice heard in solidarity with IFPTE Local 1937 members and retirees. Sign this petition asking Members of Congress to hold TVA to the commitments it made to TVA employees and retirees.

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01.15.16

IFPTE now accepting Applications for the 2016 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarship

IFPTE will be awarding four college scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members.

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01.08.16

Local 195 call to action: Tell State Legislators to properly fund state employee pensions

Local 195 President, Timothy Rudolph, urged IFPTE members employed in the State of New Jersey, to weigh in with State lawmakers before critical hearings taking place next week to put a legislative measure on the ballot for voters, a constitutional amendment, requiring lawmakers to fully fund state employee pension funds.

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01.08.16

Sorscher’s Latest Huffington Post Column Takes Aim at the Fallacies Within the TPP

Stan Sorscher, SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001’s Labor Rep, posted a column in the Huffington Post this week entitled, “How to Tell the TPP Is a Bad Deal”.

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01.08.16

IFPTE, SPEEA, Local 2001 join 1,500 plus organizations in condemning the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

IFPTE and SPEEA/Local 2001 signed onto a letter organized by the Citizens Trade Campaign to all congressional lawmakers, telling them that “the TPP does not deserve your support.”

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01.08.16

SF Legal Aid Society Staff Join Union & Secure Voice at Work

LAS-ELC's committed and hardworking attorneys, paralegals, development professionals, community workers, and support staff recently determined to also protect their own workplace rights by joining ESC Local 20.

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12.21.15

IFPTE joins fed-postal coalition (FPC) letter to President Obama

The letter was signed by seventeen federal employee organizations and urges President Obama to refrain from including any cuts to the Federal Employee Compensation Act benefits in his upcoming budget.

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12.18.15

Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) Update - Schatz and Kilmer Pen a Letter to GAO

Senator Brian Schatz (HI) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA) wrote to the GAO regarding a study Congress requested as a part of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act in relation to JTR per diem and lodging cuts being imposed on DOD civilian and military travelers.

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12.18.15

IFPTE expresses gave concern with TVA's new proposed pension system

This week TVA announced sweeping changes to employee pensions, including freezing the defined pension benefit and cash balance plans for the workforce, causing great concern among the 2,600 members represented by the Engineering Association (EA), Local 1937.

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12.08.15

IFPTE message to Congress: pass the spending bills once and for all

As Congressional leaders negotiate on the FY16 spending bills, IFPTE sends a letter to the Republican and Democratic leaders urging them to, “top the political theater,” and, “get the people’s urgent business done.”

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12.08.15

President Junemann and Union Leaders Tell Obama Administration "in the Strongest Possible Terms to Reverse Course Now" on TPP

The Labor Advisory Committee (LAC) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes IFPTE President Junemann and 18 other union leaders, has issued its report to President Obama and provided an extensive list of reasons why TPP is a bad deal for workers and will harm the U.S. economy.

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12.04.15

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Gives Its Take on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This week the CLC released their analysis of the proposed TPP, expressing concern about the impact of the TPP on Canada’s current trade imbalance, saying that, “the proposed agreement will reinforce rather than ameliorate this trade imbalance.”

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12.04.15

Senators Schatz and Collins Urge Congress to Block DOD's Per Diems and Lodging Cuts

This week Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz (HI) and Maine Senator Susan Collins (ME) signed a joint letter to Senate appropriations leadership asking that the new DOD policy calling for per diem and lodging cuts for DOD long term travelers be defunded until the GAO study on this matter is completed, and until defense authorizers have time to review the study and act.

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12.04.15
IFPTE Issues Its 2016 Questionnaire to Presidential Candidates

IFPTE Issues Its 2016 Questionnaire to Presidential Candidates

Among the questions posed to those running for President are, "will you reject the TPP…", and, "will you work to reject any cuts to Social Security and Medicare…".

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11.20.15
Junemann, Shearon Attend The Society's Annual Delegates Council

Junemann, Shearon Attend The Society's Annual Delegates Council

IFPTE Local 160, The Society of Energy Professionals, held its annual Delegates Council in Toronto, Canada on November 15 and 16.

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11.19.15

IFPTE Local 121 Members Support the IFPTE L.E.A.P. Year Program

During IFPTE Local 121’s membership meeting, leaders from the Local urged their members to sign up for the IFPTE L.E.A.P.

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