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05.01.15

IFPTE Sounds the Alarm on House NASA Reauthorization Bill

In a letter, IFPTE expresses serious concerns to House Science Committee leaders, saying that the NASA authorization bill "cuts NASA's key Aeronautic and Science missions and neglects the ongoing need to protect NASA's critical workforce from the potential vicissitudes of an unaccountable Executive Branch."

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04.30.15

This is what a Union Buster looks like

Georgia Congressman Jody Hice is leading the charge in Congress to bust federal labor unions, as evidenced by his amendment to eliminate official time at the VA and other government agencies.

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04.29.15

House Armed Services Committee set to consider FY16 National Defense Authorization Act – IFPTE weighs in

IFPTE sent a letter today to defense authorizers in support of amendments that would reverse DOD travel per diem and lodging cuts, and ensure for a fair and efficient contracting out policy at DOD, among others.

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04.24.15

IFPTE joins with 28 other Federal-Postal Coalition organizations telling budget negotiators that, "enough is enough"

Signed by 29 organizations in response to Senate and House budgets that, among other things, targets federal employ pay, pensions and TSP savings, the Federal Postal Coalition sent a letter this week to budget conferees warning them that the attacks on federal workers is, "driving our best and brightest away from public service."

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04.22.15

Senate and House committees set to consider Fast Track 2015 legislation

IFPTE urged the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees to vote NO on Fast Track, telling them that, "by voting down Fast Track, Congress can speak up for the interests of working families, and make a statement that an open and accountable political process is a better way to set trade policy."

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04.17.15

Junemann reappointed to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FASOSH)

This week IFPTE President, Greg Junemann was appointed to the FACOSH Council.

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04.15.15
IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Local 194A Business Manager Frank Forst

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Local 194A Business Manager Frank Forst

On Sunday, April 12th, IFPTE Local 194A Business Manager, and long-time IFPTE union activist, Frank Forst passed away in New Jersey.

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04.03.15

Here they come again: House ideologues target official time

IFPTE responded this week, saying that eliminating official time would, "be fiscally irresponsible and do a disservice to the American taxpayer."

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04.03.15

All In? IFPTE calls on members to join Rapid Response Team

With attacks on workers and their unions are at unprecedented levels, IFPTE is calling on its membership to join the newly created Rapid Response Team.

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03.27.15

IFPTE executive officers applaud SPEEA's efforts to, "add requirements to Washington's aerospace incentives"

Noting that The Boeing Company is moving thousands of jobs from Washington State while still collecting billions of dollars in State tax subsidies, IFPTE President Junemann and Secretary-Treasurer Shearon sent a letter to SPEEA this week...

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03.24.15

IFPTE is one of 30 Federal-Postal Coalition (FPC) organizations urging House members to oppose Republican Budget

In a letter to all House members, FPC calls the House budget is yet another, “pay cut” for federal workers.

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03.19.15

IFPTE joins with labor, business and management organizations in urging House Defense Authorizers to overturn employee travel cuts

IFPTE was joined by eleven other organizations in urging House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Mac Thornberry and Ranking Member Adam Smith to, "prohibit DOD from cutting per diem rates for long-term travel."

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03.17.15

IFPTE tells Senate Judiciary Committee that expanding the H-1B program is, "a betrayal of American workers"

FPTE President, Greg Junemann provided testimony for today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the impact of guest worker programs like H-1B on the American workforce.

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03.13.15

Law and Disorder

In recent days, the union representing Legal Services Corporation's Washington headquarters staff has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board after some LSC employees were unlawfully terminated and others were intimidated from union activity.

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03.07.15

TPP trade deal - shaping up to be another bad deal for American workers

During his State of the Union, President Obama vowed to pass more damaging trade deals, starting with Fast Track trade authority to pave the way for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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03.05.15

Labor unified in opposition to more damaging trade deals

IFPTE President Junemann joined AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka and over 60 other American labor leaders in signing a letter this week to hill lawmakers, reiterating that, "fast track is an undemocratic, unaccountable and a completely unacceptable way to develop economic policies that affect us all."

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03.05.15

IFPTE applauds Representatives Kilmer and Jones

IFPTE applauds Representatives Kilmer and Jones for introducing legislation to reverse DOD employee travel per diem/lodging expenses.

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03.04.15

AFL-CIO Young Worker Summit

The AFL-CIO Young Worker Summit (“Next Up”) is scheduled for the weekend of March 19-22 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. Early Bird registration has passed, but there is still plenty of time to register as a participant in this year’s summit.

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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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