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10.28.14

Following heated Senate primary, IFPTE stands behind Hawaii’s Democratic slate

IFPTE leaders say that the Democratic ticket in Hawaii is comprised of, "proven supporters who will continue to fight for our members, and workers all over our State."

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10.24.14

Thirteen Unions Call on Congress to Block DoD Employee Travel Cuts

IFPTE joined forces with twelve other unions representing federal workers to urge Senate appropriators to defund the implementation of the TDY cuts.

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10.17.14

United States Treasury Department fails American workers once again by failing to call China out on currency manipulation

This week, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) director of trade and manufacturing policy, Dr. Robert Scott, reminded Americans that the Department of Treasury has once again failed to publicly admit that China manipulates its currency.

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10.10.14

Twenty-Eight House members request answers about DOD’s proposed cuts to employee travel, incidental expenses

Led by Washington State congressman, Derek Kilmer, a bipartisan group of 28 House members wrote to the DOD this week taking issue with the DOD’s unilateral decision to drastically cut employee travel expenses, including lodging and meals expenses by 25%.

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10.10.14

IFPTE Congratulates Yousafzai, Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

In an open letter to the members, President Junemann congratulated Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for their heroic work in supporting the rights of workers and opposing the abuse of young women in the workplace.

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10.09.14

IFPTE endorses Connecticut Congresswoman, Rosa DeLauro

In announcing their backing of Connecticut Congresswoman, Rosa DeLauro, IFPTE says that it is, "not only the right thing to do, given her stellar record for workers it is the easy thing to do."

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09.25.14

IFPTE Joins Public Interest Organizations in Applauding Dept. of Labor’s Effort to Protect American Workers’ Retirement Savings

IFPTE joined with 43 organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress last week commending “the Department of Labor (DOL)’s efforts to update and strengthen the outdated rules adopted 40 years ago."

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09.18.14
Local 21 Members Honor One-Day Strike at Golden Gate Bridge

Local 21 Members Honor One-Day Strike at Golden Gate Bridge

Machinists Local 1414 members held an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike against the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District Tuesday, Sept. 16. IFPTE Local 21 members, also part of the Coalition, joined the picket lines and honored the strike.

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09.18.14
IFPTE, AFCO Sign Cooperation Agreement

IFPTE, AFCO Sign Cooperation Agreement

IFPTE President, Greg Junemann, and the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)’s President, Milt Isaacs, signed a “Co-operation Agreement” on September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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09.15.14

Key Senate vote today on the Paycheck Fairness Act

In urging support for the bill, IFPTE tells Senators that the legislation is, "a long overdue bill to help close the pay gap suffered by women workers."

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09.11.14

An Open Letter to IFPTE Members

September 11th, 2001 has over time, as we knew it would, become one of those days when we all recall where we were when we heard the fateful, horrible news. Some of us were closer to the terrible tragedy than others. Some of us lost loved ones. Others were less directly impacted, but still felt the effects of those nightmarish images.

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09.09.14

IFPTE endorses bipartisan Manchin/Kirk Export-Import bank reauthorization bill

In a letter the Senate IFPTE urged, "Congress to pass the Manchin/Kirk legislation before the bank’s authorization expires at the end of this month."

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09.03.14

IFPTE weighs in with President Obama on unilateral immigration reform effort

As the White House considers going it alone in moving immigration reform forward through executive action, IFPTE sent a letter to President Obama warning him that, "a simple expansion of the H-1B program through executive action could doom any chance of comprehensive immigration reform passing this or a future Congress any time soon."

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08.29.14

A Labour Day Message from President Junemann

Labour Day in Canada and in the US marks different things for different people.

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08.27.14

Normally Silent -- Federal Immigration Judges Speak Out About Deportations and Reforming the Immigration Courts

In an unprecedented news conference sponsored by the National Press Club, two federal immigration judges, will describe what they and other judges are seeing in their courtrooms.

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08.14.14

OMB Backs Off Proposal to Redefine U.S. Manufacturing to include “Factoryless Goods Producers”

Dr. Robert Scott, Local 70 Member and Economic Policy Institute’s Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, calls the decision, “A Step in the Right Direction.”

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08.13.14

IFPTE Endorses Senator Susan Collins

Today the International Federation of Professional and
Technical Engineers (IFPTE) announced their backing of Maine Senator, Susan
Collins, for a 4th term in the United States Senate.

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08.12.14

300+ Workers at NASA’s Washington Headquarters Vote to Form a Union

Professional support specialists employed at NASA’s Washington DC headquarters voted overwhelmingly today to form a union.

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08.11.14

Support the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition, Sign a Petition to Help Bridge the Gap!

Following an all-day bargaining session August 4, workers at the Golden Gate Bridge District including IFPTE Local 21, have voted to authorize strike action. The employees--ferry deckhands and captains; bus servicers and mechanics; bridge ironworkers and inspectors; and construction tradesmen and women--have been working without a contract since July 1.

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08.08.14

IFPTE endorses the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act

In urging House members to sponsor the bill, IFPTE reminds lawmakers that, “no other group of Americans, including the top 1% of wage earners, has come close to giving what federal workers have.”

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