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11.30.16

Society Pleased with Mayor's Decision to Keep Toronto Hydro Public

In response to Mayor John Tory’s November 24, 2016 speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade that included canceling plans to sell Toronto Hydro, The Society (IFPTE Local 160) issued the following media release

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11.30.16

IFPTE, One of 22 Orgs Calling on Congress to Mitigate Medicare Part B Premium Hikes

IFPTE joined a Federal-Postal Coalition effort urging Federal lawmakers to pass legislation guaranteeing that Medicare beneficiaries will not see a $12 per month Medicare Part B premium increase in 2017.

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11.24.16

Senator Casey and Representative Bob Brady Stand for Local 3 Members

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and Philadelphia Congressman Bob Brady penned a letter inquiring about potential efforts in Philadelphia aimed at inappropriately privatizing Local 3 represented federal employee jobs.

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11.17.16

Junemann Receives Sol Stetin Award

IFPTE President Gregory Junemann was honored by the American Labor Museum with the Sol Stetin Award.

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11.15.16

IFPTE Council of Canadian Locals Semi-Annual Meeting

The CCL, which is made up of all IFPTE Locals in Canada, meet semi-annually to share information, discuss pertinent issues facing IFPTE members in Canada, and how the Council should respond.

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11.15.16

AALJ Visits Capitol Hill

AALJ President, Judge Marilyn Zahm, and Vice President, Linda Stagno, visited several offices on Capitol Hill to discuss key reforms supported by the union to the Social Security disability adjudicatory process.

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11.14.16

The Society's Annual Conference Focuses on the Strength of Grassroots Activism

The Society/IFPTE Local 160 held their annual council meeting in Toronto, Canada.

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11.09.16

IFPTE Veterans Committee Holds Fall 2016 Meeting

Last week IFPTE Veterans Committee Chairman/Local 195 President, Tim Rudolph, hosted the Fall, 2016 IFPTE Veterans Committee conference call.

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11.03.16

IFPTE Veterans Committee Fall Conference Call Set for November 8th

IFPTE's Veterans Committee will host the group's Fall conference call on November 8, 2016. The Veterans Committee meets at least twice a year to review and identify the issues of importance to IFPTE represented Veterans. Here are the details...

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11.03.16

Thirteen Unions, Including IFPTE, Requests Adequate Funding for the FLRA

Even though the election is only days away, Congressional staff on Capitol Hill are working on a final Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Omnibus Appropriations bill for lawmakers to consider later this month.

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11.02.16

Local 3 Members Visit Capitol Hill, Urge Lawmakers to Help Save Their Jobs

Local 3 members employed at the Philadelphia Naval Warfare Center visited congressional offices this week to inform them of a potential effort to privatize the work of IFPTE represented members.

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10.31.16

Local 1 Joins IFPTE's LEAP PAC Program

Like several IFPTE Locals, last week IFPTE Local 1 President Chris Butler hosted a meeting in Portsmouth, Virginia which included a presentation on the IFPTE LEAP PAC program.

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10.26.16

Legal Aid Lawyers Vote to Join Local 160

Following their four-year campaign to win collective bargaining rights, Legal Aid Ontario staff lawyers have chosen to join IFPTE Local 160, The Society of Energy Professionals, with 76% voting in favour of being represented by The Society.

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10.25.16

Vietnam War 50 Year Celebration

To all who have served in the Vietnam War (1960-1975), an official welcome home event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War will take place on Memorial Day weekend 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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10.24.16

SPEEA Council Rep Gives Back Through Good Neighbor Fund

Having been the one who needed help from food banks and other community services when she was a single parent with four your children, Jo Miklos puts a lot of energy in giving back.

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10.22.16

Fall Central States Council Meeting a Success

Fall Central States Council Meeting a Success

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10.21.16

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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10.19.16

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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10.17.16

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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10.12.16

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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