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09.28.16

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 Laborís new overtime regulations that could raise the wages of millions of workers.

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09.19.16

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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09.14.16

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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09.08.16

"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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09.06.16

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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09.02.16

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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08.12.16

Moore Named SPEEA/Local 2001 Midwest Director

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

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08.11.16

New IFPTE Organizer Proving His Worth

After being hired earlier this summer, IFPTEís 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 Federationís 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 courtís 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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