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05.08.19

Shearon, McBride Pen Op-Ed Urging Governor Murphy to Sign Highway Worker Safety Bill

As the Governor Murphy continues to lean toward vetoing a highway worker safety bill that passed both Chambers of the New Jersey legislature unanimously, Atlantic Area Vice President/Local 196 President, Sean McBride, joined President Shearon in authoring an op-ed this week, writing that the Governor has a choice...

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05.07.19

IFPTE Asks Congress to Support Workers Rights & Reform Labor Law

IFPTE sent letters urging Members of the House and Senate to support H.R.2474 and S.1306, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act.

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05.03.19

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Longtime Local 29 Member, Brother Walter Flournoy

The entire IFPTE family sends out our condolences to Brother Walter Flournoy, who passed away on April 20th. Brother Flournoy was one of the founding members of the Goddard Engineers, Scientists & Technicians Association (GESTA/IFPTE Local 29). In a dedication, Local 29 wrote that, “Walter's skill, experience, toughness, courage, and wisdom impressed those who knew him well and inspired those who worked with him.”

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05.02.19

IFPTE Joins 22 FWA Unions in Endorsing the Bipartisan ALJ Competitive Service Restoration Act

The Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) today endorsed a bipartisan bill (HR 2429) led by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Elijah Cummings, to overturn Executive Order 13843.

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05.01.19

Local 3's David Ferchau Visits Capitol in Support of Pension Parity for USMMA Graduates

As a graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Local 3 member David Ferchau was on Capitol Hill this week advocating on behalf of several issues related to the USMMA and alumni, including pension fairness for USMMA graduates.

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05.01.19

Federal Unions Fight Back Against Trump Executive Orders Limiting Federal Union and Employee Rights

In August, in a victory for the coalition of unions representing federal workers, which includes IFPTE, the D.C. District Court held that the three executive orders issued by President Trump dealing with collective bargaining, official time, and discipline of federal employees were invalid as they conflicted with the plain language and congressional intent of the governing statutes...

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05.01.19
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Asian and Pacific American heritage in the United States and contributions to this country...

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04.26.19

IFPTE Asks Congress to Require a National Standard for Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Assistance Workers

As labor unions prepare to mark April 28th as Workers Memorial Day, IFPTE urged the House and Senate to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.

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04.26.19

IFPTE Urges Congress to Protect Veterans’ Privacy

In a letter to Senate and House Veterans’ Committee leaders, IFPTE urges key lawmakers to ensure, “for the privacy of the information of our Veterans who register their DD214 forms…”.

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04.25.19

IFPTE to New Jersey Governor: Sign the Highway Worker Safety Bill

Even after the bill passed both chambers of the New Jersey legislature without a single vote in opposition, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, is considering whether or not to veto a bill...

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04.18.19

SUP Weighs-In on Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Draconian Budget

The Ontario government released its 2019 budget presenting several issues of concern for The Society of United Professionals members, including a 35% cut to the funding for Legal Aid Ontario, cuts to health care and education spending, and the government’s intentions to consult with public sector unions on compensation costs that could include changes to provincial collective bargaining laws.

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04.18.19

IFPTE Endorses the Bipartisan Relocation Expenses Parity Act

IFPTE joined in coalition with fellow Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) unions in endorsing the legislation (S. 841), which seeks to waive moving expense taxes for newly hired and soon to be retired federal workers who serve the government overseas.

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04.18.19

Solidarity Alert: IFPTE Joins Labor Community in Condemning Union Busting at the FLRA

IFPTE was one of twenty-four labor organizations signing a letter to Representatives Cummings and Quigley requesting that the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee undertake an investigation into the decision by FLRA Chairwoman Colleen Duffy Kiko...

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04.08.19

IFPTE Endorses the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2019

IFPTE applauds the legislation, which is authored by Ohio Representative, Marcy Kaptur and would reinstate Glass-Steagall Act protections, as, “a huge step in the right direction in protecting working families from an unregulated Wall Street.”

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04.04.19

D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments on Appeal of the Trump EO's Limiting Federal Union and Employee Rights

On April 4, 2019, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard from both the unions representing government employees and the government in the government’s appeal of the D.C. District Court decision.

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04.04.19

TEAM, WAPSO Recognizes Centennial Anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, which continues to be one of the most significant and impactful worker struggles in Canada’s history.

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04.02.19

Shearon Meets with Federal Reserve Chairman, Governors

This week IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, joined other union leaders in a meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to discuss the impact that the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions have on the lives of working Americans.

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04.02.19

Women Can Close the Pay Gap by Forming Unions

Today is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2--92 days longer--to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018. NPEU/IFPTE Local 70 penned an op-ed providing real-world examples of workplace policies negotiated by unions to help narrow the gender pay gap.

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03.28.19

A Night to Celebrate Dee Gorczyca's 41 Years of Service to IFPTE

IFPTE local members and leaders throughout New Jersey and the Atlantic Area gathered outside of Trenton on Thursday night to pay tribute to IFPTE international representative, Dolores Gorczyca as she prepares to retire after 41 years of service as an IFPTE member, Local 195 staff, International Secretary-Treasurer, and International representative.

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03.28.19

IFPTE is One of 24 Unions To Endorse the Carried Interest Fairness Act

IFPTE was one of 24 unions that endorsed the Carried Interest Fairness Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Tammy Baldwin (S.781) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (HR.1735) to end an unfair tax loophole for the wealthiest 1%.

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