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09.18.20

Union Council 8 - New Leadership, New Location

IFPTE recently appointed new officers to Union Council 8 and the union moved their office from Roselle, NJ to Elizabeth, NJ.

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09.18.20

SPEEA Responds to House Transportation Committee 737 MAX Report

In a statement from the union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001) commended the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on their comprehensive investigation and report regarding the design, development and certification of the 737 MAX.

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09.17.20

IFPTE Endorses Washington State Representative Beth Doglio for Congress

IFPTE announced this week that the union has added Washington State Representative Beth Doglio to their bipartisan list of Congressional endorsements.

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09.16.20

Knowledge Activism and COVID-19 Workshop

Join the Ontario Federation of Labour for a workshop on October 13 & 15 to discuss health and safety in COVID-19. This 2-part series will bring health and safety activists together to explore, find, and harness our inner knowledge activist self for the COVID-19 battle we are embroiled in.

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09.16.20

Canada's Unions Celebrate British Columbia Court Rejection of Private Health Care

Canada’s unions applauded last week’s decision by the BC Supreme Court to uphold the integrity of the country’s single-payer health care system. The Cambie Surgeries Centre case put Canada’s public medicare system on trial and threatened the principle of universal and equal access to health care.

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09.14.20

Trump Administration Orders Halt to Some Diversity and Inclusion Training - IFPTE Responds

IFPTE responded this week to a September 4th OMB memorandum to federal government agencies calling diversity and inclusion training “divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions,” along with a directive that agencies “cease and desist,” from funding the training.

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09.14.20

House Judiciary Committee Considers IFPTE Backed Corporate Bankruptcy Reform Legislation

In a letter to committee members, IFPTE points to “our unbalanced corporate bankruptcy laws that have left workers at the mercy of a system that prioritizes corporate executive and Wall Street profits over that of employee wages, pensions and retiree health care benefits,” as one of several reasons for lawmakers to support the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act.

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09.14.20

57th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

On Tuesday, September 15, faith, civil rights, and labor movements will mark the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama with a candlelight vigil and ten-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. IFPTE invites you to join us in this commitment through one or all of the following actions.

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09.13.20

Want To Know More About Unconscious Bias?

Join us for a discussion on unconscious bias organized by the IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network. As the conversation grows regarding the importance of understanding diversity and inclusion in our society, unconscious bias is one area we all need to know more about. Are you ready to tackle your unconscious bias?

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09.10.20

Griffin Works the Phones on Behalf of Biden/Harris

IFPTE Western Area Vice President Larry Griffin kicked off IFPTE's grassroots efforts this week in support of the Biden/Harris ticket for President/Vice President of the United States by being the first member to participate in the DNC's efforts
and outreach to union members.

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09.10.20

Organize Now For a Decent Work Future - September 15

The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 and Fairness have been co-hosting online meetings every 4 weeks to discuss “The new normal - Winning decent work for all under COVID-19”. The next one is scheduled for September 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT.

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09.09.20

Organizing Update: New American Leaders Staff Unionizes with NPEU

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) welcomed the staff at New American Leaders (NAL) to the Local's growing family of nonprofit workers. The NAL Workers United staff made a formal request to NAL management for voluntary recognition on September 8, and looks forward to reaching a formal agreement.

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09.09.20

Senators Van Hollen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Effort to Mitigate Reckless Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral Policy

Following IFPTE's letter last week urging Congress to block implementation of the Trump Administration's fiscally irresponsible payroll tax deferral policy, Senators Van Hollen and Collins led an effort this week in the Senate urging OPM and OMB to allow federal workers to opt out of the deferral.

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09.08.20

Rep. Connolly Steps Up Oversight on Agency Re-Openings

House Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly ramped up oversight of agencies across the federal government this week by releasing his 'IG response tracker'.

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09.07.20

Forward Together: A Canadian Plan - CLC Launches New Campaign

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has launched a new campaign calling on all levels of government to focus on investments and community supports to help restart our economies and protect Canadians.

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09.01.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Block "Irresponsible" Federal Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

While urging Congress to approve legislation to block implementation of the payroll tax deferral, IFPTE warns that the presidential directive, “will needlessly leave federal workers with a significant tax debt that will have to be re-paid next year,” and, “could be a dangerous step toward the slippery slope of dismantling Social Security altogether.”

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08.28.20

Local 30 Delegation Meets Virtually with Congresswoman Speier

IFPTE Local 30 President Suzanne Meyer and Vice President for Legislative Affairs Jonas Dino led a delegation of Local members in a meeting with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss employee concerns.

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08.28.20

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO: "We must not be satisfied by platitudes and cosmetic change"

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale (AFT) issued a statement on Monday in reaction to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Jr., an unarmed Black man who was shot in the back in Kenosha: "We were shocked by yet another police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha."

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08.27.20

CLC Impact of COVID Survey

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is surveying all workers to develop the next phase in their COVID-19 response campaign. Your input is needed to help identify the priorities for post pandemic changes.

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08.27.20

Local 21 Issues Statewide and Local Endorsements Ahead of the 2020 General Election

The people we elect to public office and which ballot measures win or lose has a direct impact on our jobs and our ability to provide the communities we serve with high quality, public services. Our endorsement process is democratic, nonpartisan, and member-driven.

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