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06.23.17

$15 minimum wage in 2019 a win for Ontario workers

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) congratulated the Ontario government on the steps it has taken towards updating Ontario’s outdated labour and employment laws, and on their plan to increase minimum wage across the province.

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06.23.17

IFPTE Joins Federal-Postal Coalition Effort to Protect Federal Employee Compensation and Benefits

IFPTE was one of thirty-one organizations that signed a letter to House and Senate budget leaders urging them to forgo any more cuts to federal employee pay, pensions, healthcare and other benefits.

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06.22.17

Locals 196 and 3 Take to Capitol Hill in Support of Member OT Pay, Better Safety Measures Along NJ's Highways

Leaders from Locals 196 and 3 visited the offices of New Jersey Senators and Representatives seeking support for their efforts to protect the overtime pay of their members.

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06.20.17

Junemann to Address CLUW Convention

IFPTE President Gregory Junemann will be among the dynamic speakers invited to address the convention that will also include a street action.

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06.16.17

IFPTE is One of 23 Labor Organizations Urging Congress to Eliminate ‘Carried Interest’ Tax Loophole

The letter, which went to all Senators and House members, informs lawmakers that the legislation would “eliminate an unfair federal tax loophole that benefits a tiny sliver of the wealthiest 1% by ensuring multimillionaire hedge fund managers and private equity fund managers pay their fair share of taxes.”

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06.16.17

Judicial Council 1 - AALJ Visits Capitol Hill

The group provided staff and lawmakers of the union’s views on five key recommendations for reducing the disability backlog while saving taxpayer resources.

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06.16.17

IFPTE pens a letter of support to Rep. Steve Scalise

While wishing Representative Scalise a "speedy recovery", IFPTE writes that, "If any good can come out of this, it is our hope here at IFPTE that our public discourse reverts back to one of respect and dignity for all views."

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06.15.17

SPEEA-Local 2001’s Annual Convention and Leadership Conference Focuses on Empowering Activists

This past weekend, SPEEA activists gathered from all bargaining units to conduct union business, network and train to understand their roles and encourage newer members to get involved.

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06.15.17

House Follows Senate’s Lead – Strips Due Process Rights from Veterans Administration Workers

This week, the House voted overwhelmingly for legislation (S. 1094) that effectively turns back the clock on the due process rights of VA workers and their unions’ ability to defend them.

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06.08.17

Local 160 Takes Action Against Racism and Shows Solidarity with Muslim Community

Local 160 launched a workplace anti-racism campaign and a new Charter for Inclusive Workplaces and Communities.

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06.08.17

After Fatality, Unions Force Safety Measures at Transit Authority

A Winnipeg Transit bus operator and ATU Local 1505 member was fatally stabbed while performing his duties. Prior to the arrival of police and emergency services, the first person to attend to the scene was a Winnipeg Transit supervisor and member of WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162.

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06.07.17

Arendt Visits Hill Offices in Support of IFPTE Army Corps Represented Members

IFPTE Local 561 member, Mike Arendt, was in Washington to meet with key Hill offices regarding locks and dams across the United States.

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06.06.17

Over IFPTE Objections, Senate Votes to Gut Due Process Protections for VA Workers Who Care for Our Veterans

The Senate voted to approve S. 1094, a bill that does nothing to improve the care of Veterans, but will eviscerate the worker rights of VA workers.

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06.06.17

Senate Set to Vote on a Bill That Attacks the Workers Who Take Care of Our Veterans, IFPTE Weighs-In

As the Senate prepares to take a vote on S. 1094, a bill that will do nothing to improve the care of Veterans, but will eviscerate the worker rights of VA workers, IFPTE sends a letter to Senate offices warning lawmakers that the anti-worker bill, “will hinder, not help them provide even better services to Veterans.”

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05.30.17

As SPEEA Ramps Up Support for Washington State Tax Accountability Bill, Boeing Disclosed Receiving $242 Million in Taxpayer Benefits in 2016

The Boeing Company collected $242 million in Washington state taxpayer subsidies, while cutting nearly 13,000 jobs since the state legislature voted to extend tax breaks worth a projected $8.7 billion.

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05.26.17

EA/IFPTE Local 1937 Becomes the 9th Local to Participate in IFPTE's LEAP-PAC Program

Last week executive board members and Designated Union Representatives (DURs) of the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) heard a presentation from IFPTE's legislative/political staff regarding the importance of joining IFPTE's LEAP-PAC campaign.

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05.25.17

IFPTE Calls Trump Administration's FY18 Budget Proposal 'An Attack on Working Families'

President Trump unveiled his Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget proposal this week.

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05.25.17

EA/IFPTE Local 1937 Holds Annual Training Conference

Over 100 members of the Engineering Association (IFPTE Local 1937) participated in the Local’s annual training conference this week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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05.24.17

House Continues to Target Official Time, IFPTE Weighs-in

HR 1293 is legislation aimed at collecting data related to the use of official time, and is a one-sided bill whose true intention is to ultimately end the use of official time in the federal government.

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05.19.17

IFPTE Locals Participate in National SFLRP Conference

FPTE members and leaders from Locals 1 and 121 travelled to Washington to participate in the Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals' (SFLRP) annual national conference.

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