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06.01.20

Federal Workers Alliance Urges 'Safety First' When Sending Federal Employees Back to Work

As the Trump Administration moves toward re-opening government, IFPTE was one of 24 FWA unions sending a letter to the president that includes comprehensive worker safety criteria, writing that “we hope you recognize that it is paramount that workers be protected while performing their duties.”

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05.29.20

An Open Letter from IFPTE...Black Lives Matter

On Monday, May 25, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department. Our sadness is eclipsed only by our outrage that once again a Black man has fallen victim to the homicidal actions of a police officer. Mr. Floyd's tragic death serves as another reminder of the brutality, racial profiling, and systematic oppression inflicted upon Black men and women, and upon people of color in the United States every day.

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05.29.20

IFPTE Commends Sens. Grassley and Durbin and Rep. Pascrell on Introducing the Bipartisan H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act

High-skill guestworker visa reform is urgently needed as IFPTE members at TVA face losing jobs to H-1B dependent outsourcing firms

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05.28.20

Women & COVID-19 Spotlight

IFPTE's Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) has come across several noteworthy publications, statistics, articles and webinars and we wanted to share some of the interesting info we found! This Feature or spotlight highlights conversations on women's roles during this pandemic and the impact it's had on their lives.

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05.28.20

IFPTE Endorses One of Its Own, Matthew Joyce for Kansas Legislature

IFPTE is proud to announce our endorsement of SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 member and recently elected IFPTE SPEEA Area Vice President Matthew Joyce for the Kansas legislature where he is running to represent the state's 81st House District.

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05.27.20

OFL Injured Workers Day Online Rally

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be holding an online rally on June 1 from 11:00am - 1:00pm to recognize Injured Workers Day. Since 1983, the OFL has commemorated this day with a gathering to celebrate our collective strength and push for a better future.

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05.26.20

IFPTE Joins Labor Effort to Ensure PPP Program Resources Go to Preserve Jobs

As the House is set to consider a bill aimed at allowing employers to shift taxpayer funded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resources from preserving jobs elsewhere, IFPTE signed onto a UNITE-HERE crafted letter to Congressional leadership urging them to "hold firm and not negotiate away incentives to retain, re-hire, pay or continue health benefits for workers while getting nothing in return."

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05.22.20

Join Labor's 'National Day of Action' on June 3 -- POSTPONED

On June 3, thousands of union members from across the country will participate in an all-out national day of action and solidarity as we call on Congress and state and local governments to implement America's 5 Economic Essentials and passage of the HEROES Act. A socially distanced car caravan has been organized for Washington, DC as well as other actions across the country to demand that elected officials adopt the 5 Economic Essentials.

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05.22.20

Nonprofit Employees Continue to Choose NPEU as Their Union of Choice

Nonprofit Professional Employees Association (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) continue to grow their ranks by welcoming the workers from J Street and by achieving a super majority of the workers at Friends of the Earth.

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05.21.20

Anti-Asian Racism & The Pandemic: Solidarity in a Time of Crisis (Webinar)

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, in collaboration with the Ontario Federation of Labour Workers' of Colour Committee, OPSEU, and the Toronto & York Region Labour Council's Chinese Workers Network invite you to join a conversation to hear from workers experiencing racism during the Pandemic.

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05.21.20

Local 196 Organizing Wins Continue to Grow - Brings in Two New Units

IFPTE Local 196 continues to grow their ranks by recently organizing workers at the Asbury Park Housing Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority.

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05.20.20

IFPTE Responds to 2019 Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

IFPTE is monitoring and advocating for resources and regulations to protect workers in their workplaces, expanded worker protections to ensure economic security and to allow workers to stay home when sick, and other appropriate measures to protect our members and their livelihoods.

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05.19.20

APALA Hosts Townhall with Rep. Jayapal About Labor and Supporting Family-Based Immigration

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and the Value Our Families Coalition hosted a townhall regarding issues directly affecting immigrant workers and their families, which featured Representative Pramila Jayapal.

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05.17.20

Henson, Shearon Talk TVA Outsourcing with Valley Labor Report

EA/IFPTE Local 1937 President Gay Henson and IFPTE President Paul Shearon called in to the Valley Labor Report to share what the Tennessee Valley Authority is trying to do to its IT workers.

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05.15.20

IFPTE Urges House to Support State and Local Government, Provide Aid to Workers and Federal Employees, and Pass the HEROES Act

As the House prepares to vote on the HEROES Act, IFPTE tells Representatives that this legislation provides bold and urgent support for so many IFPTE members and working peoples’ need.

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05.15.20

IFPTE Endorses Joe Biden for President

The IFPTE Executive Council voted overwhelmingly to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. In addition to speaking out on the failed policies of the current Administration on bread and butter issues facing working families, IFPTE pointed to the Vice President’s strong support for the PRO Act, which aims to bring fairness back to private sector union organizing drives, a major reason for the endorsement.

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05.14.20

IFPTE Hosts Its Spring Executive Council Meeting, Seats Two New Vice Presidents

Among the highlights of this week’s Spring 2020 IFPTE Executive Council Meeting was the installation of two Vice Presidents: WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 President Richard Mahe for the Canadian Area, and SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 Midwest Council Chair Matthew Joyce for the SPEEA Area.​

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05.13.20

OFL Webinar - Winning Decent Work for All Under COVID-19

The Ontario Federation of Labour will be hosting a webinar on May 25 from 7pm-8:30pm EDT. Titled: The new normal - Winning decent work for all under COVID-19, the webinar will outline some of the changes ushered in during the Ford government’s first few years in office and then explore the government’s subsequent responses to COVID-19 in Ontario.

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05.13.20

Staff at ACLU of Northern California File for Union Recognition with NLRB

The staff at the ACLU of Northern California filed an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to unionize with ESC/IFPTE Local 20.

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05.12.20

IFPTE Applauds Congressman Cohen for Calling Out TVA, Urges Congress to Block Offshoring of TVA Jobs

As the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) moves full-steam ahead in offshoring federal jobs, Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen urged Congress to block any outsourcing of federal jobs, informing House leaders that “it is incomprehensible that TVA would outsource jobs held by hard-working Americans.”

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