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07.24.18

Shearon Named to AFL-CIO Executive Council, DPE Board

At the start of this week’s summer AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Washington, DC, President Richard Trumka recommended and the Executive Council approved, IFPTE President Shearon’s appointment to the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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07.24.18

Stone Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Executive Orders with Key Hill Offices

IFPTE Western Federal Area Vice President Dr. Lee Stone was joined on Capitol Hill by IFPTE legislative staff to meet with key Hill offices to discuss President Trump’s May 25th executive orders targeting federal employees and their unions.

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07.23.18

IFPTE Issues Letter Opposing the So-Called MERIT Act, MSPB Bills

IFPTE sent a letter to all House lawmakers asking they oppose HR 559 and HR 6391, warning that the legislation is, “aimed at ending federal employee due process protections, and erode the scope of bargaining for federal unions.”

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07.23.18

Local 21 Holds Newly Revamped Union Steward Training Program for Oakland Members

Last month, fourteen Local 21 members spent a Saturday at the downtown Oakland office attending Local 21’s newly revamped union steward program.

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07.20.18

Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum Elected to Ontario Legislature

Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum was elected as Member of Provincial Parliament in her riding of Scarborough Southwest with 45% of the vote.

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07.20.18

Latest Trump Administration Executive Order Aims to Politicize the Courts

IFPTE responded to this week’s Executive Order that guts the merit system hiring of federal ALJ’s, calling the effort, “the equivalent of placing a thumb on the scale of justice.”

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07.19.18

Canada's Labour Leaders Urge Premiers to Collaborate on a National Universal Pharmacare Plan

WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 News Release: During the Council of the Federation meeting in Saint Andrews, N.B., labour leaders from across the country united to deliver a message to Canada Premiers.

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07.19.18

IFPTE is One of Eleven Unions Opposing the Kirk and Maunz Nominations to the MSPB

In a letter sent to the Senate opposing the nominations of Dennis Dean Kirk and Andrew Maunz, eleven unions informed lawmakers that the two, “clearly lack the experience that would make them qualified for positions on the Merit Systems Protection Board.”

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07.19.18

IFPTE Weighs-in on House Interior, EPA/Financial Services and General Government Spending Measure

In a letter sent to all House members, IFPTE urged lawmakers to oppose draconian amendments calling for across the board cuts to the budgets of agencies such as the EPA and OPM, among others.

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07.16.18

Senator Collins is Latest Lawmaker to Take Issue with Federal Employee Executive Orders

In a letter to President Trump, Senator Collins wrote that, “the federal government should encourage employees and management to work together to solve problems.”

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07.16.18

Disability Stakeholder Groups, Labor Sound the Alarm on ALJ Executive Order

This week the disability stakeholder groups and over 20 labor unions issued statements and letters raising concern and opposition to the latest Executive Order signed by President Trump to politicize federal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hiring.

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07.11.18

Workers Rights and Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

Kavanaugh currently sits on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been praised as personable and intellectual, and is a consummate D.C. insider with the accompanying resume. However, he routinely sides with employers and corporations against workers and has shown hostility towards women’s rights and towards certain limits on presidential power.

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07.10.18

Three More Senators Have A Say on Trump's EOs Against Federal Workers

Senators Heitkamp, Tester and McCaskill wrote a June 20th letter to President Trump encouraging him to rescind the Executive Orders on federal workers.

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07.09.18

Arendt Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss the WRRDA Bill

Local 561 member Michael Arendt visited with key lawmakers this week regarding IFPTE’s legislative priorities related to the Senate Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

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07.06.18

IFPTE weighs-in on National Defense Authorization Act conference report

As House and Senate Defense authorizes reconcile a final NDAA, IFPTE weighs-in on issues ranging from the restoration of full per diem benefits for DOD long term travelers, to a cap on the use of service contractors.

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06.28.18

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Elects New Leadership

Paul Shearon becomes president of the 80,000-member union, succeeding Greg Junemann, who was first elected to the union’s top position in 2001. Junemann had announced his retirement in a letter to members earlier this year.

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06.27.18

Statement by Paul Shearon, IFPTE President, On Supreme Court Decision in Janus v AFSCME

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v AFSCME was based on a bogus free speech argument.

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06.19.18

Led by Sen. Van Hollen, 45 U.S. Senators rebuke Trump Executive Orders

The latest condemnation of the draconian Trump Executive Orders involving federal workers and their unions came today when 45 Senators signed a letter sponsored by Senator Van Hollen to the President...

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06.19.18

IFPTE applauds Rep. Derek Kilmer — Congressman steps up in support of government workers

Representative Derek Kilmer penned a column today in The Stand condemning the Trump Administration attacks on government workers...

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06.15.18

National Association of Immigration Judges/Judicial Council II Holds its Annual Training Session

This week, the NAIJ/Judicial Council II hosted Immigration Judges from across the nation for their annual training seminar.

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