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09.17.19

IFPTE Stands in Solidarity with UAW Striking Workers

The officers of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), President Paul Shearon and Secretary-Treasurer Matt Biggs, released the following joint statement in response to the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM):

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09.13.19

Federal Election in Canada Set for October 21

A federal election has been called and Canadians will be heading to the polls on October 21, 2019 to vote in a new government.

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09.12.19

IFPTE Attends Biannual AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting

This week IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, and Secretary-Treasurer, Matt Biggs, attended the national AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Chicago.

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09.12.19

Aboriginal Legal Services Employees Join the Society of United Professionals

"We're very pleased to welcome the employees of Aboriginal Legal Services into our union," said Scott Travers, President of the Society of United Professionals. "The Ford government's funding cuts has caused undue stress to Ontario's legal aid system. We commend our newest members for organizing and resisting in this climate." Read more...

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09.09.19

IFPTE Affiliates Prove Young Professionals Value Unions

The GAO Employees Organization (IFPTE Local 1921), recently held a very successful information luncheon for new probationary employees going through the Professional Development Program (PDP) at GAO; over 100 PDP's attended.

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09.09.19

It's Never Too Late to Celebrate Labor

On September 4th, Goddard Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians Association (GESTA/IFPTE Local 29) held a Labor Day picnic open to all in their bargaining unit to share and promote their union.

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09.06.19

Over 215 House members urge passage of FSIP defund language – IFPTE applauds

The letter, which was sponsored by Maryland Congressman, Jamie Raskin and was signed by 218 House member, cited the lack of relief in the federal courts while warning appropriators...

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09.02.19

Is President Trump A Friend to American Workers?

Trump’s campaign promises – unusual for a Republican – helped him achieve a surprise victory. As we observe Labor Day, it’s time to measure the president’s words against his actions of the last three years.

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09.01.19

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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08.29.19

FWA Unions Urge Congressional Approprators to Block DOJ Unionbusting of NAIJ

In a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, IFPTE and Federal Workers Alliance requested Congress deny funding for DOJ’s attempt to decertify the Immigration Judges union.

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08.23.19

BREAKING -- Statement by Immigration Judges Union on Major Change Announced to Immigration Courts

In an unprecedented attempt at agency overreach to dismantle the Immigration Court, the DOJ-EOIR today published a new interim rule, effective next Monday, which takes steps to dismantle the Immigration Court system.

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08.22.19

IFPTE/NAIJ Calls for Immediate Action after Department of Justice Circulates Racist, Antisemitic Attacks against U.S. Immigration Judges

On behalf of NAIJ, Judge Tabaddor has also responded in writing to EOIR Director James McHenry. A copy of her letter is available here.

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08.12.19

Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges' Union

On Friday, August 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed legal documents with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeking to eliminate the rights of federal Immigration Judges (IJs) to be represented by a union. The petition filed by the administration asserts that IJs are “management officials” who formulate and advance policy.

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08.06.19

IFPTE Joins 20 FWA Labor Organizations in Urging the Senate to Reject Catherine Bird for FLRA General Counsel

The Federal Workers Alliance unions warned Senators that Bird, who is one of the federal government’s most notorious union busters, “is not the impartial and unbiased counselor required to lead at the FLRA.”

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08.01.19

IFPTE Asks Senators to Support Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

The bipartisan bill reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for 10 years, creates a process to keep the Bank operational if Congress fails to confirm Board members, and increases the Bank’s exposure cap so it can support U.S. exports and jobs and help U.S. export producers compete globally.

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08.01.19

IFPTE, AALJs Applaud the Cantwell/Collins ALJ Competitive Service Restoration Act

The Cantwell/Collins bill, which serves as the Senate companion to HR 2429 introduced by Rep. Cummings on May 1st, seeks to overturn Executive Order 13843 which would politicize the hiring of federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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07.31.19

"Together We Are Setting Trends and Standing Up for Public Services Around the Bay" - Local 21 Bargaining in Full Swing

As Local 21 members and staff continues to bargain multiple contracts throughout the Bay Area, the Local informs members that, “Bargaining is an important part of what we do as a union, because it is a time where we demand justice for ourselves and our communities.

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07.25.19

SUP Members Express Concerns About Ford Government at President's Meetings

Society of United Professionals President, Scott Travers, has been travelling throughout Ontario to meet with SUP members about the critical issues in their workplace, communities and the province.

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07.25.19

Led by Senator Cardin, 47 Senators Step Up In Support of IFPTE Judicial Council 1, AFGE and NTEU Represented Workers

Senator Cardin and 47 Senators show their support for AALJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 1, AFGE and NTEU workers employed at the Social Security Administration.

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07.24.19

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SPEEA President Steps Up In Support of Federal Workers

Joel Funfar, president of SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 and an IFPTE Vice President, penned a letter in the latest SPEEA newsletter discussing how workers' rights are being stripped away by the current administration.

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