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02.21.20

NAIJ/Judicial Council 2 and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Hosts Immigration Court Roundtable for Congressional Staffers

At a packed briefing for Hill staffers, Judge Ashley Tabaddor and national three bar associations discussed why an independent immigration court free of political interference is necessary to guarantee fairness and due process.

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02.21.20

NPEU/Local 70 Welcome the Staff from the Center for Public Policy Priorities to IFPTE

The voluntary recognition agreement between CPPP staff and management was highlighted in a prominent Washington Post article profiling NPEU and the factors leading scores of nonprofit professionals to unionize.

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02.21.20

Merchant Marine Academy Graduate and Local 3 Member David Ferchau Visits Capitol Hill in Support of Pension Fairness

Ferchauís visit coincides with IFPTE's request to Congressional defense funding authorizers regarding retirement benefits for USMMA cadets in federal service.

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02.20.20

SPEEA/Local 2001's Talks with Boeing Result in Offers to Amend and Extend Contracts

The offers come after meetings with Boeing, along with careful evaluation by Executive Board and SPEEA staff experts.

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02.20.20

IFPTE Congratulates Society of United Professionals/Local 160 Member Timothy Lutes

Lutes, a staff lawyer in Legal Aid Ontarioís (LAO) Provincial Case Management Office, is the 2019 winner of LAO's Sidney B. Linden Award.

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02.20.20

Local 561ís Michael Arendt Participates in Waterways Council Annual Conference

Arendt teamed with other Waterways Council member organizations to visit with several key Congressional offices

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02.20.20

Local 21 Message to the City of San Francisco: Say NO to Mayor Breedís Dangerous and Unnecessary Budget

Together with the San Francisco Labor Council, Local 21 is saying NO to Mayor Breed's budget cuts.

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02.14.20

IFPTE Local 222 Launches New Website and Logo

IFPTEís newest affiliate, the Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association (SCMMA)/IFPTE Local 222, launched their new website this week.

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02.14.20

Federal Workers Alliance asks Congress to block Trump Administrationís union busting at Defense Department

IFPTE was one of 25 FWA labor organizationís urging Congress to move quickly in blocking the Trump Administrationís latest effort to dismantle federal unions at the defense department...

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02.10.20

Trump Budget Targets Federal Workers, the Vulnerable

The proposed budget includes a 26% cut to EPAt; a meager 1% pay raise, increase in federal worker contributions in the federal retirement fund without a corresponding pension increase, doing away with FERS defined pension for new hires, raiding fed workers' investment earnings in the Thrift Savings Account G Fund, and a doubling health care premiums.

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02.07.20

IFPTE Applauds Passage of the PRO Act

IFPTE issued the following responses to last nightís House of Representatives bipartisan passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (HR 3463).

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01.31.20

'Assembly Line Justice' - NAIJ/Judicial Council 2 President Judge Tabaddor Testifies Before House Subcommittee on the Crisis in the Immigration Courts

Through arbitrary quotas, micromanagement, and political interference, the DOJ has undermined due process guarantees and judicial independence in the Immigration Court

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01.31.20

Ahead of Next Week's Vote in the House, IFPTE Urges Representatives to Pass Labor Law Reform Bill

IFPTE's letter to the House shared how the PRO Act would remedy the anti-union coercion employers subject workers to and requested lawmakers reject any amendments to weaken the bill.

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01.31.20

TVA Aims to Outsource Critical IT Jobs - IFPTE Weighs-in on Capitol Hill

In a letter to House and Senate TVA authorizers, IFPTE warns lawmakers that TVAís decision to outsource the work, ďwas done with little to no transparency, and not in accordance with TVAís own contracting decision processes.Ē

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01.30.20
IFPTE Endorses Speaker Pelosi for Re-Election

IFPTE Endorses Speaker Pelosi for Re-Election

The International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE) today announced the unionís endorsement of Speaker Nancy Pelosi for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.

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01.28.20

House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on the Need for an Independent Immigration Court Removed from the DOJ

The Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), will hold a hearing to examine judicial independence and the need for an independent Immigration Court removed from the Department of Justice at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 29.

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01.24.20

SPEEA Testifies Before Washington State Senate Regarding Paid Family Leave

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 members and legislative staff testified on January 20 before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee during a public hearing on Senate Bill 6216 (SB 6216) to prevent Boeing from denying its union-represented employees Paid Family & Medical Leave.

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01.23.20

SUP Testifies at Queens Park on Ontario's 2020-2021 Budget

SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Secretary-Treasurer, Michelle Johnston, testified last Friday before Ontario lawmakers regarding the unionís views on Ontarioís annual budget.

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01.22.20

Champions For Our Community: Meet Local 21 Member Darrick Shanahan

Champions For Our Community is an ongoing series by IFPTE Local 21 aimed at profiling the Localís diverse membership and the work they do to serve the public and protect the public sphere. The latest profile is of the president of Local 21ís Sign Division Chapter, Darrick Shanahan.

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01.20.20

NAIJ/IFPTE Responds to DOJ Attempts to Remove Immigration Judges' Union and Strip Judicial Independence from Immigration Court

In August 2019, DOJ initiated unionbusting of the NAIJ and implemented surprise regulation that politicizes and diminishes the adjudicatory role of the Immigration Court.

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