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114th Congress: Not a Friend of Working People

As the 114th Congress comes to a close, IFPTE has taken inventory of the legislation attempted and/or passed in what can arguably be considered the most anti-worker Congress in recent history.

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Watts Bar Unit 2 Achieves Commercial Operation

This past Wednesday, TVA's Watts Bar Unit 2 entered commercial operations, becoming the first new nuclear reactor to do so in 20 years.

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OPM Releases Policy on Excused Absence for Voting

OPM releases a memorandum providing agencies with information on the Federal Government's longstanding policy granting employees limited time off from work to vote.

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Junemann Calls on Congressional Leaders to Put Country Ahead of Politics

President Junemann penned a letter to leaders of the United States Congress, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in response to the behavior displayed by Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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IFPTE LEAD Training Focuses on Fundamentals

IFPTE LEAD Training Focuses on Fundamentals

More than fifty IFPTE members attended the two-day LEAD Training. Read more information and view documents related to the Training.

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IFPTE Delegates Attend MTD 70th Convention

Representatives from Local 121 joined IFPTE at the 70th Convention of the Metal Trades Department in Las Vegas.

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IFPTE Calls On Congress to Extend FLTCIP Renewal Deadline

Following up on last week’s request to Hill lawmakers requesting legislation to provide relief to participants enrolled in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), IFPTE legislative staff followed up this week urging Congress to legislate an extension on the renewal deadline, which is currently set for September 30th.

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House of Representatives Takes Aim at Worker Overtime Compensation

The House is set to vote this week on HR 6094, legislation aimed at delaying and ultimately blocking implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations that could raise the wages of millions of workers.

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IFPTE Requests Deadline Delay, Legislation to Protect FLTCIP Participants

As the deadline nears for participants in the federal long term care insurance program to decide to stay in or get out, IFPTE sends a letter to House lawmakers.

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Issa H-1B bill falls short of protecting U.S. jobs and H-1B workers

On the eve of a House Judiciary Committee mark-up of H-1B reform legislation authored by Rep. Darrell Issa, IFPTE urges lawmakers to oppose it, saying that the bill, "will not prevent the displacement of U.S. workers, and it ignores the many critical reforms needed to truly fix the flawed H-1B visa program."

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"Issues Over Politics" - SPEEA Takes Part in IFPTE's PAC Program

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 members and leaders took part in a training geared towards allowing their members the opportunity to voluntarily contribute to IFPTE's Political Action Committee (PAC).

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Center for Community Change Recognizes Staff Union

The Center for Community Change (CCC), a national non-profit dedicated to community organizing and the building of social movements, has voluntarily recognized the formation of a union to represent its staff affirming IFPTE Local 70 as the staff's collective bargaining representative.

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A Labour Day Message from President Greg Junemann

Labour Day is OUR day. It's All Workers' Day. It's a day that's set aside for us to openly embrace the true meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King's message that "All labour has dignity."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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