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02.17.17

IFPTE Issues Letter of Appreciation to North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones

Following up on last week's IFPTE legislative advocacy week, in which IFPTE members visited hundreds of Congressional offices across Capitol Hill, IFPTE took the opportunity to thank one long-time supporter of the union's membership Congressman Walter Jones (R, NC).

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02.16.17

IFPTE Joins Fed-Postal Coalition Endorsement of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017

IFPTE joined with twenty-three other federal worker organizations in signing a letter of support for the Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017.

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02.15.17

IFPTE Issues Statement Opposing Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary

In a statement to the leadership of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, IFPTE voices our opposition to Andrew Puzder and request our opposition be included as part of the official record.

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02.14.17

House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Official Time

House Subcommittee to hold hearing on Official Time -- IFPTE informs lawmakers that Official Time is, "in the public interest"

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02.10.17

IFPTE Members from Coast to Coast Visit Capitol Hill

Over 100 IFPTE members from the United States and Canada participated in the annual IFPTE Legislative Advocacy Conference.

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02.08.17

IFPTE Applauds Senator Hirono's Legislation Aimed at Protecting Federal Workers

Bill would protect federal workers from Congressional legislative attacks that may come during the current 115th Congress.

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01.28.17

IFPTE applauds TPP Withdraw Executive Order

In applauding the end to TPP, IFPTE calls for a new trade policy that links, "trade to a national industrial policy rooted in good jobs and manufacturing…"

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01.27.17

Senators call for exemption of hiring freeze for shipyards

The letter notified Secretary Mattis that the, "hiring freeze may have a severe and adverse impact on the ability of the Navy and pubic shipyards to meet critical national security requirements…"

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01.16.17

IFPTE Honors Dr. King's Life, Participates in Annual MLK Events

Members, staff and officers of IFPTE joined in the weekend activities in Washington, DC to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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01.14.17

DPE Joins IFPTE in Condemning Draconian PAGE Act

DPE sent a letter to the House opposing the inaccurately titled Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act (PAGE Act).

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01.14.17

IFPTE Local 92, First Local to Join PAC Program in 2017

Members of IFPTE Local 92 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin welcomed IFPTE legislative staff to their monthly meeting to discuss the IFPTE LEAP PAC program.

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01.13.17

IFPTE Opposes HR 107, the So-called Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

IFPTE weighed in this week with House lawmakers in relation to legislation introduced by California Congressman, Darrell Issa, which would raise the minimum salary threshold for H-1B dependent employers from $60,000 to $100,000, while ignoring the much needed reforms needed within the H-1B program.

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01.05.17

House Wastes No Time in Targeting Government Workers, IFPTE Responds

In just the first several days into the new 115th Congress, House leadership passed a rules package that will allow lawmakers to target specific federal employees from the house floor (Holman Rule), and plans to introduce legislation (PAGE Act) aimed at ending employee due process and collective bargaining rights.

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12.22.16

Kilmer, Cantwell, Murray Lead Hill Effort to Protect Jobs at Bremerton Naval Shipyard

Congressman Derek Kilmer and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray authored a Washington State Congressional sign-on letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus regarding the Navy’s consideration to privatize work related to the disposal of nuclear reactor compartments from the retired USS Enterprise.

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12.20.16

IFPTE Endorses Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor

IFPTE leadership in the Atlantic Area throw their support behind Murphy.

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12.19.16

Trudeau Gov't Considers Legislation to Put Defined Benefit Pensions at Risk, IFPTE Leaders Weigh-in

Canadian Area Vice Presidents Scott Travers and Misty Hughes Newman, along with President Gregory Junemann and Secretary-Treasurer Paul Shearon, responded to legislation backed by the Trudeau Government that could put millions of Canadian workers’ pensions at risk.

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12.16.16

Dugovich Receives 2016 ILCA Labor Media Award

SPEEA/Local 2001's Communications Director was honored with an Excellence in Labor Media award.

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12.15.16

Stone, Henson and Nelson Meet with Hill Staff

IFPTE Eastern and Western Federal Area Vice Presidents, Gay Henson and Lee Stone, along with IFPTE Local 4’s Mark Nelson, visited with key committee staff on Capitol Hill to discuss federal employee related concerns.

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12.15.16

Local 12 Visits Capitol Hill in Support of Bremerton Naval Shipyard Workers

Darci Shapley and Christine Wulf travelled to Washington, DC to visit with Washington State lawmakers on several key issues facing members of Local 12.

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12.14.16

IFPTE Bids Rebecca Tittle a Fond Farewell After 42 Years of Service

Rebecca Tittle, Director of Labor Relations for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), retired after 42 years of service.

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