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01.18.20

AP and Washington Post Report on DOJ's Attack on Judges Union Amidst the Crisis in Immigration Courts

This week, the national media reported on the DOJ’s attempt to union bust the NAIJ and silence Immigration Judges.

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01.10.20

SPEEA Calls on Boeing to Stop Holding Families Hostage

Ignoring repeated formal requests, Boeing uses a loophole in the state law to deny access to paid family and medical leave to union-represented employees, including the nearly 18,000 engineers and technical workers represented by SPEEA in Washington.

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01.10.20

Judicial Council 1/Association of Administrative Law Judges on Capitol Hill

AALJ President McIntosh visited the Hill and with disability rights groups this week regarding the Social Security Administration’s recent published rule denying due process to disability claimants.

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01.10.20

Judicial Council 2/National Association of Immigration Judges Fights DOJ Effort to Decertify Their Union

NAIJ President Tabaddor and President Emeritus Marks testified at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) DC Regional Office this week.

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01.03.20

Local 162/TEAM 2019 Holiday Charity Collection a Huge Success

TEAM Administrative Assistant, and holiday charity drive creator Kelly Pokorny, made a special delivery to Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven, to ensure that the items we collected got to the animals before Christmas.

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01.03.20

Local 160/The Society of United Professionals Plans Legal Challenge to Ford Government’s Erosion of Collective Bargaining Rights

Local 160 and nine other unions will contest that Ontario's anti-worker Bill 124 violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.

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01.02.20

Local 70/NPEU Organizing Update: Food and Water Action Workers Achieve Voluntary Recognition

Nearly 80 workers from many parts of the country will be in the union

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12.23.19

TAKE ACTION: Hold DOJ Accountable for Immigration Court Policies and Union-Busting Against NAIJ/IFPTE JC2

Urge Congress to hold hearings on recent policies in the immigration Court & DOJ's Effort to End Union Rights of Employees Bringing these Issues to Light.

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12.20.19

Senator Van Hollen Takes to the Senate Floor in Support of Federal Workers

Addressing the full Senate earlier this week, Senator Van Hollen reminded the nation that, “Our civil service system is a national treasure, and it’s up to us to defend it from political attacks.”

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12.20.19

Wins and Losses Included in FY20 Bipartisan Spending Agreement

IFPTE's memo to Locals lists a number of issues impacting IFPTE members are included in the fiscal year 2020 funding bills.

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12.20.19

As Congress Departs for the Year, Social Security Takes Aim at Eroding Due Process Protections for Disability Claimants

The Social Security Administration took the brazen step this week of issuing a proposed rule to deny disability claimants the guarantee of having their cases decided by an independent Administrative Law Judge.

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12.20.19

The Society of Unite Professionals/ IFPTE Local160 Addresses Queens Park on Bill 124

Society President Scott Travers addressed the Ontario legislature Bill 124, the legislation imposing three years of capped wages on the public sector.

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12.19.19

Senator Hirono Pays Tribute to Local 121 Members Who Were Shot on the Job at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

The Hawaii Senator paid tribute this week on the Senate floor to Vincent Kapoi Jr., Roldan Agustin, and Roger Nakamine.

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12.16.19

Alliance for Justice Highlights Why DOJ's Unionbusting of NAIJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 2 Jeopardizes Fairness and Transparency in the Immigration Court

The umbrella organization's statement warns that "NAIJ serves as one of the last bulwarks against a complete and total takeover of the immigration court system by our Executive Branch."

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12.14.19

IFPTE Remembers Sandy Hook Victims Including IFPTE Local 136-13 Member Anne Marie Murphy

December 14th, is the seven-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 26 people were killed. Among the victims, which included young children and their educators, was IFPTE Local 136-13 member, Anne Marie Murphy, who was a paraeducator at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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12.14.19

SCMMA Local 222 Receives Official Charter at CCL Meeting

The Saskatoon Civic Middle Management (SCMMA) Local 222 received its official charter as the newest affiliate to the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers. The charter was presented at the Canadian Council of Locals bi-annual meeting.

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12.13.19

Local 12 Spends a Week on Capitol Hill

Local 12 President, Mary Bacon, and Steward, John Bernstein, travelled to Washington, DC this week to meet with their lawmakers regarding several issues of importance to their membership, and IFPTE federal members overall.

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12.13.19

Despite Improvements, Workers and Communities Still Lose Under the Agreed Upon USMCA

In a letter to House members, IFPTE alerted lawmakers that the recently agreed to United States, Mexico, Canada trade agreement will have limited positive impact for working people in the United States, Canada and Mexico...

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12.11.19

IFPTE Urges A Yes Vote on the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

As the House prepares to vote on the measure today, IFPTE applauded the legislation, informing lawmakers that the legislation not only provides twelve weeks of paid family leave for civilian workers, it also, “supports both our civilian workers and our fighting women and men.”

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12.10.19

SPEEA's WTPU Members Approve Six-Year Contract with Spirit AeroSystems

More than 1,600 technical and professional workers represented by the Wichita Technical and Professional Unit (WTPU) of SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 and employed at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, have approved a new, six-year contract with the company.

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