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02.24.15

Court finds that Gov. Christie broke the law on New Jersey pensions

In response to the ruling, IFPTE reminded members that, "it is shameful for any Governor, including this one, to essentially tell New Jersey’s public servants that they will be left out in the cold come retirement time..."

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02.09.15

IFPTE opposes bill to cut 270,000 federal jobs

“Impulsive and drastic reductions in the federal workforce may help to scratch an ideological itch, but it will surely threaten the government services that taxpayers expect.”

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02.06.15

IFPTE calls on Congress to oppose the so-called I-Squared bill

The legislation, which will remove the cap on annual H-1B visas, “may be great for the high tech industry, but it is a betrayal of American workers.”

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02.03.15

Bipartisan group of Senators take issue with DOD employee travel cuts

Led by Senators Collins, Ayotte and Murray, a bipartisan group of Senators wrote to the DOD expressing concern with cuts to employee and military lodging and per diem cuts.

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01.30.15

"The right to strike is an essential part of a meaningful collective bargaining process in our system of labour relations"

IFPTE applauds latest Canadian Supreme Court ruling in favour of public sector workers.

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01.29.15

Local 3 President John Garrity calls out Delaware Senator Chris Coons for throwing, "middle-class workers employed in the tech sector under the bus."

Following Delaware Senator Chris Coons’ sponsorship of the anti-worker ‘I-Squared’ bill to lift the cap on H-1B foreign guestworker visas absent any protections for American and visa holder workers, Local 3 President John Garrity provided an Op-Ed this week to the Newark Daily News.

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01.14.15

IFPTE Applauds Connolly/Schatz/Cardin Federal Pay Raise Bill

Union says that, “If the federal government wants to get serious about attracting and retaining the best and the brightest, then lawmakers on Capitol Hill need to take this bill seriously and see to it that it passes.”

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01.09.15

IFPTE Joins Coalition to Stop More Damaging Trade Deals

IFPTE, along with lawmakers, labor, and the faith and environmental communities will work together to block giving President Obama the authority to unilaterally negotiate more damaging trade deals.

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01.07.15

Larry Marrell Passes Away

Larry Marrell, former IFPTE VP for the SPEEA Area, lost his four-year fight with pancreatic cancer and passed away at his home surrounded by family on December 26, 2014.

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01.05.15

Sorscher's Latest Huff Post Column on Trade

"Why we're still fighting the last war on trade policy" - read Stan Sorscher's latest column on trade.

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12.12.14

Synopsis of Congressional Roundtable on TDY Changes

Synopsis of Congressional Roundtable on TDY Changes

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12.05.14

IFPTE Congratulates NASA on Successful Orion Flight

IFPTE President Gregory Junemann and IFPTE Local leaders from Marshall Space Flight Center, Glenn Research Center and Ames Research Center penned a congratulatory letter to NASA on today's successful Orion flight.

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12.05.14

Rep Kilmer Mtg on TDY Issues w/Stakeholders

Rep Kilmer Mtg on TDY Issues w/Stakeholders

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12.04.14

NASA RIF Rep Fudge Letter

NASA RIF Rep Fudge Letter

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12.04.14

NASA RIF Letter and Graphic

NASA RIF Letter and Graphic

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12.02.14

IFPTE and AFGE request that Senate Dems stand up for NASA's workforce

Citing the fact that, "RIFs at NASA would be discriminatory because of years of biased seniority penalties that would be applied preferentially to minority employees", NASA's two unions urge Democrats to stand up for NASA's workers as lawmakers work in the final days of the current Congress to finalize the space agency's reauthorization bill.

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11.21.14

IFPTE Responds to Obama Administration Immigration Plan

Today's announcement is bitter sweet because it will both help AND harms millions of workers, especially the STEM workforce.

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11.14.14

Growing Support for Society Members at Bruce Power

Bruce Power delegates attended The Society’s annual council where other Society Locals voiced their ongoing support of their fellow members at Bruce Power who are currently in bargaining.

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11.12.14

EPI's latest Economic Snapshot: "Fast Track to Lost Jobs: Free trade agreements are bad deals for working Americans"

As the Obama Administration continues to advocate for more NAFTA style trade deals, IFPTE Local 70 member and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy at the Economic Policy Institute, Dr. Robert Scott, writes that...

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11.05.14

IFPTE Responds to Last Night's Election Results

IFPTE's executive officers released a statement in response to yesterday’s mid-term election results.

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