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02.16.18

WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series Registration Now Open

You can now register for the first IFPTE WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series, scheduled for March 7, 3 pm EST.

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02.15.18

Arendt on Cap Hill as Part of Waterways Council Legislative Week

Mike Arendt, IFPTE Local 561 steward, working in tandem with IFPTE legislative staff regarding IFPTE represented United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employee interests in Congress, took part this week in conjunction with the Waterways Council's annual meeting in Washington.

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02.13.18

IFPTE Responds to Administration’s FY19 Budget, Infrastructure Proposals

Both proposals, which IFPTE vows to, "work against with our friends on Capitol Hill," take aim at draconian cuts to federal worker pay, pensions and health benefits, and will lead to massive privatization of State and Local government services.

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02.08.18

TEAM Informs Winnipeg Lawmakers of Concerns Over Bell/MTS Downsizing

Contrary to public promises from Bell/MTS that the merger of the two telecom companies would result in more jobs, the telecom giant has been shedding jobs, including many that are represented by TEAM/IFPTE Local 161.

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02.08.18

As February 8th Federal Funding Deadline Loomed, IFPTE Joins Fed-Postal Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Protect Federal Worker Pay, Benefits

As Congressional leaders continued to negotiate a final appropriations measure to fund government agency services, IFPTE was one of twenty-five organizations representing federal workers that signed a letter to House and Senate leaders.

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02.08.18

Reps. Jones and Loebsack Step Up for Federal Workers, Taxpayers

Longtime friend of IFPTE members, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), teamed with Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) in co-authoring a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy.

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02.06.18

Local 400 Says 'Thanks' to Their Union Stewards and Board Members

IFPTE Local 400 hosted their annual appreciation dinner in recognition of the Local’s union stewards, board members and other union activists who volunteer their time on behalf of their fellow workers and in support of their union.

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02.01.18

Save the Date! Women and Unions International Conference Call Series - March 7th

In recognition of International Women’s Day next month, the IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) is launching our Women and Unions International Conference Call Series on March 7th!

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01.31.18

NAIJ on Capitol Hill to Visit Lawmakers

Former Judicial Council 1/NAIJ President, Judge Denise Slavin, visited several Congressional offices this week in Washington to present key NAIJ issues of concern to lawmakers.

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01.31.18

IFPTE Pushes Back Against Bill to Massively Expand H1-B Program

In a letter asking Senators to oppose Senator Orrin Hatch’s I-Squared bill, IFPTE reminded lawmakers that the H-1B program, “puts the foreign worker in a precarious employment relationship, and gives no meaningful worker protections to domestic STEM graduates seeking employment.”

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01.30.18

CBC Leads House Floor Debate to Sound Alarm on Janus Union Busting Supreme Court Case

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus organized a one hour debate on the House floor warning against the dangers of the impending Janus case before the Supreme Court, which would render all State and Local government employers nationwide as right-to-work.

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01.29.18

AALJ Visits Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

AALJ President, Judge Marilyn Zahm, and Vice President, Judge Linda Stagno, were in Washington visiting with key lawmakers regarding the union’s views on the Social Security disability adjudicatory process.

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01.29.18

IFPTE Applauds Schatz/Cummings/Young bipartisan Partnership Bill

IFPTE issued a statement this week endorsing H.R. 4878 and S. 2340...

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01.29.18

IFPTE, NAIJ urge Congress to protect judicial independence in our Immigration Courts

While applauding their bill (HR 4796) to provide relief for DACA recipients and provide resources and training for more Immigration Judges...

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01.26.18

Just How Dysfunctional is the United States Congress? IFPTE Adds Perspective by Outlining Just How Far Off Congress is From Passing Spending Bills Through the Normal Process

The government shutdown ended this week after three days, leaving thousands of furloughed IFPTE members concerned about whether or not they would lose pay due to fault of their own. Fortunately, IFPTE and other labor organizations worked closely with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to pass legislation ensuring that all furloughed workers were paid for any time they missed from work. In updating the locals on the status of the pay legislation, the IFPTE legislative department also added a bit of perspective so locals could consider exactly how far the Congress is from doing their most fundamental job – fund the government.

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01.26.18

IFPTE Applauds Schatz-Cummings-Young Bipartisan Partnership Bill

IFPTE issued a statement this week endorsing H.R. 4878 and S. 2340, pointing out that the legislation seeks “to remove the barriers to efficient government that the Trump Administration created when they revoked federal labor-management forums.”

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01.25.18

IFPTE and NAIJ/Judicial Council 2 Urge Congress to Protect Judicial Independence in Our Immigration Courts

IFPTE tells Reps. Hurd and Aguilar that their bill, HR 4796, "is the correct legislative vehicle to protect the independence of immigration judges" as well as provide relief for DACA recipients

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01.19.18

As Government Shutdown Looms Large, IFPTE Weighs-In with Members, Capitol Hill

IFPTE kept members informed with daily updates from Capitol Hill, while also weighing in with Hill lawmakers urging passage of legislation to ensure that all federal workers are compensated in the event of a shutdown.

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01.12.18

ESC Starts 2018 by Welcoming More Medical and Legal Professionals to IFPTE

In December, 226 Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists work in Home Health at Kaiser Permanente overwhelmingly voted to join ESC. Most recently, professionals at Centro Legal de la Raza unanimously voted to join ESC/IFPTE Local 20.

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01.12.18
IFPTE honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

IFPTE honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

On Monday, January 15th America will honor civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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