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08.12.16

Moore Named SPEEA/Local 2001 Midwest Director

Long time Local 2001 Midwest contract administrator, B.J. Moore, has been named as SPEEA’s news Midwest Director.

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08.11.16

New IFPTE Organizer Proving His Worth

After being hired earlier this summer, IFPTE’s newest organizer has hit the ground running in the Bay Area.

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08.05.16

IFPTE Calls on Congress to Audit Federal Employee Long Term Care Program

After learning from OPM that premiums for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) could skyrocket by as much as 126%, IFPTE penned a letter to Congress.

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08.04.16

AFL-CIO President Speaks Out on Boeing Tax Accountability

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka joined SPEEA delegates and other union members at Washington State Labor Federation’s convention in Wenatchee, Washington, where he urged accountability in aerospace tax incentives.

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08.03.16

NAIJ Releases Statement Following Recent Decision in the DC Circuit on IJ Discipline

The National Association of Immigration Judges/Judicial Council #2 released a statement on the recent decision of the DC Circuit, which reversed the district court’s ruling protecting the names of Immigration Judges (IJs) from disclosure on an across the board basis.

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07.28.16

Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Call for an End to DoD's Employee Per Diem/Lodging Cuts

Thirty-four House lawmakers sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership urging them to include House passed legislative language in the final FY17 NDAA.

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07.26.16

Stone Awarded NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal

Dr. Lee Stone, President of IFPTE Local 30 at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, received NASA's Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal.

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07.21.16

SOLIDARITY ALERT: IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Step Up to Support Striking Hotel Workers

Several of IFPTE's Atlantic Area Locals (located in New Jersey) joined Trump Taj Mahal workers on the picket line in Atlantic City.

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07.21.16

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai

IFPTE issued the following statements in response to the passing of Hawaii Congress Mark Takai.

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07.20.16

Local 195 Ratifies Agreement with State

In a two day voting process, members of IFPTE Local 195 overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement with the state.

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07.15.16

Orvella Attends DoL's Inaugural WIAC Meeting

SPEEA (IFPTE Local 2001) Legislative Director, Chelsea Orvella, attended the first meeting of the Department of Labor's newly created Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).

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07.14.16

Junemann Poses A Question on Federal Labor/Management Partnerships

What is the most important change that needs to be made in order to ensure the resultant program is successful and beneficial to ranks of Federal government employees?

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07.14.16

IFPTE Joins Coalition Calling for An End to DoD Per Diem Cuts

In a letter to conferees, IFPTE and a coalition of labor, management, and industry groups urged defense lawmakers to include legislative language in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to "stop DoD from reducing employee per diem allowances."

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07.13.16

Local 12 Sends Contingent to Capitol Hill

John King and Christine Wulf, officers at IFPTE Local 12, were in Washington to visit with members of the Washington State congressional delegation this week.

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07.08.16

IFPTE Weighs-in with Defense Authorizers as Congress Moves Closer to Finalizing the NDAA

IFPTE sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to “highlight several issues of concern to federal civilian workers as they relate to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act conference report.”

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07.06.16

IFPTE Opposes House Bill Aimed at Eroding Federal Employee Worker Rights

The letter urges House lawmakers to vote against HR 4361, pointing out that the bill “is largely intended to stifle the due process rights of federal employees, add more cumbersome, needless and costly layers of reporting requirements for government agencies, and erode the collective bargaining rights of federal employees.”

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07.01.16

Local 160 Sends a Clear Message to Ontario’s New Attorney General: “Give Legal Aid Lawyers Their Rights”

Scott Travers, president of The Society of Energy Professionals/Local 160, hand delivered a letter reminding Minister Naqvi of the issue of the denial of voluntary recognition for Legal Aid Ontario.

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07.01.16

IFPTE Applauds Universal Expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan

IFPTE’s Canadian Locals have been in lock step with the Canadian Labour Congress for several years in urging national and provincial lawmakers to strengthen retirement security for Canada’s current and future retirees.

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07.01.16

Local 400 Annual Member Picnic Proves to Be a Huge Success

Last Friday hundreds of Local 400 members and their families attended the Local’s annual member appreciation picnic in Providence, Rhode Island.

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06.23.16

IFPTE Signs Fed-Postal Letter Seeking Federal Employee Pay Raise

This week IFPTE joined with over twenty employee and management organizations urging Senators to cosponsor legislation calling for a 5.3% federal employee pay raise.

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