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10.19.17

AALJs Hold Annual Education Conference in Chicago

The AALJ's convened their annual training conference in Chicago where upwards of 200 Social Security Administration (SSA) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) attended the training.

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10.18.17

Senate Budget Far From Great, But It Does Spare Mandated Federal Employee Pay and Benefit Cuts

The Senate passed their FY18 budget by a vote of 51-49. The budget blueprint did not follow the House’s lead by including billions of dollars in mandatory cuts to federal employee pensions and health benefits.

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10.17.17

SOLIDARITY ALERT: IFPTE Local 196 Holds Bi-Annual Member Luncheon in New Jersey

Local 196 President/Atlantic Area Vice President, Sean McBride hosted a member luncheon in New Jersey, meeting with members from various Local Chapters to provide legislative, legal and general union business updates.

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10.16.17

End Secret Power Deals, Say Energy Professionals

Secret Ontario-Quebec electricity negotiations raise red flags over politicized energy decisions, SEP said in an August 8, 2017 media release following revelations that Ontario has been conducting backroom negotiations with Quebec for base load electricity imports.

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10.13.17

IFPTE Members Directly Impacted by California Wildfires... Your Help is Needed

Members of ESC/IFPTE Local 20 and IFPTE Local 21 have been impacted by the ferocious wildfires currently burning throughout northern California.

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10.12.17

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge a Reversal of DoD Per Diem Cut Policy

Thirteen House members wrote to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership asking that they include House passed language in the final Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that, “prohibits the continued implementation…” of the 2014 policy that reduced the per diem payments to DoD workers who travel in excess of 30 days.

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10.12.17

IFPTE Expresses Concern with Federal Reserve Board's Impact on Working Families

With four of the seven Fed Reserve Board of Governors terms set to expire, IFPTE wrote to the Senate Banking Committee.

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10.11.17

IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to MTD Conference

Members from IFPTE Local 121 attended the annual Metal Trades Department conference in Las Vegas.

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10.05.17

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Congress Takes Aim at Jones Act Protections for Unionized Maritime Workers - IFPTE Weighs-In

It is truly regrettable that some in Congress are attempting to erode Jones Act protections for unionized workers during such a trying time for the people of Puerto Rico.

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10.02.17

House Approves A 'Robin Hood in Reverse' Budget -- Looks to Federal Workers to Help Fund Tax Cut for the Wealthy

The House of Representatives approved a draconian budget that opens the door for Congress to implement massive cuts to federal retirement and health benefits to ultimately help pay for a tax package that will largely benefit the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

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10.02.17

IFPTE Responds to President Trump's Executive Order Revoking Labor Management Forums

The President’s unfortunate action in revoking Executive Order 13522 demonstrates that he has been misinformed and manipulated by advisors using false claims to support their knee-jerk, anti-labor agenda.

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09.29.17

Supreme Court Set to Examine Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on whether mandatory arbitration clauses that limit the power of employees to join class actions violate the National Labor Relations Act’s protections of “concerted activities.”

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09.28.17

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Public Sector Agency Shop Case

As expected, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 fair share case. The issue in the case is whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a 1977 case in which the Supreme Court upheld agency shop arrangements, should be overruled and public sector agency-shop arrangements invalidated under the First Amendment.

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09.25.17

IFPTE Locals take to Capitol Hill to protect SSDI, federal employee compensation and pensions

Leaders and members from IFPTE Judicial Council 1 (Association of Administrative Law Judges - AALJ) and IFPTE Local 3 were in Washington to visit with lawmakers about issues impacting their members.

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09.25.17

Connecticut Budget Targets IFPTE Members - Union Urges Veto

IFPTE wrote a letter to Governor Dannell Malloy (CT) urging him to veto the state's anti-union budget, saying, “it unnecessarily targets the public servants throughout Connecticut and attacks their unions, including those represented by IFPTE.

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09.21.17

IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Rally in Support of Phil Murphy

On Wednesday night at Rutgers University in New Jersey, IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals held a rousing rally in support of Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey Governor.

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09.21.17

Senate Takes Aim at Ending Health Insurance for Millions -- AGAIN

The Senate prepares for a last ditch attempt by Senators Graham and Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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09.14.17

IFPTE Well Represented at CLUW Convention

The Coalition of Labor Union Women held its 19th Biennial Convention at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan on September 6-9, 2017. The theme for this year’s convention was “Taking It to The Streets”.

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09.13.17

IFPTE Endorses Senator Sanders Medicare for All Legislation

IFPTE says that the legislation, “seeks to add the US to the long list of nations that ensure medical, hospital, and pharmaceutical care to all of their citizens.”

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09.13.17

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman on the Attack Against Federal Employees, IFPTE Responds

Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson, chair of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over federal workers issues, is attempting to attack federal worker pensions...

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