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12.09.19

Celebrating the Holidays through Giving: TEAM Leads Annual Holiday Charity Collection

IFPTE members represented by TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 are once again hosting their annual Holiday Charity Collection in Winnipeg.

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12.06.19

IFPTE Local 121 Mourns the Loss of Its Members

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 121 Hawaii released the following statement in response to yesterday's shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

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12.06.19

"So, What Was That WTO Stuff About in 1999?"

In an article published on The Stand, IFPTE policy advisor Stan Sorscher looks back at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and brings forward the opportunity that currently exists to achieve fair and just trade policies centered on workers’ rights, democracy, and economic fairness.

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12.05.19

IFPTE Mourns the Tragic Loss of IFPTE Local 121 Members

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

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12.04.19

IFPTE Welcomes SPEEA Legislative Director Brandon Anderson

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 legislative director, Brandon Anderson, hit the ground running this week as SPEEA’s newly minted legislative director.

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12.04.19

Jews United for Justice Unionizes with NPEU

The employees of Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) announced they are unionizing with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). JUFJ management has voluntarily recognized its staff’s union.

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12.04.19

SumOfUs Staff Union Ratifies New Contract

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) members at SumOfUs approved a new union contract.

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12.03.19

SUP Steps Up in Support of Ontario Teachers

The Society of Union Professionals' (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) members and leaders stood shoulder to shoulder with members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Association during their one day strike.

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11.25.19

November 25 Marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against women is the world's largest and most persistent human rights violation.

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11.22.19

NAIJ Briefs Congressional Staffers on Need for Independent Immigration Court

Judge Larry Burman, a member of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ/IFPTE JC 2), joined the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) Betty Stevens and Bruce Moyer to brief Hill staffers on why an Immigration Court that is independent of the Department of Justice, a law enforcement agency, is necessary to guarantee fairness, due process, and an efficient and properly-resourced immigration court system.

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11.22.19

IFPTE Executive Council Condemns Union Busting at National Center for Transgender Equality

IFPTE's Executive Council unanimously condemned the actions of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) after the employer ‘laid off’ ALL of their employees who were seeking to unionize.

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11.21.19

IFPTE Holds Its Fall/Winter Executive Council Meeting

The sixteen-member IFPTE Executive Council met this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss the major issues impacting IFPTE’s diverse membership in the public, federal and private sectors.

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11.20.19

Funfar Takes on Income Inequality

In SPEEA’s November Spotlight magazine, SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 President & IFPTE Vice President Joel Funfar pens a column to his membership highlighting the growing inequality between the top 1 percent versus middle and low income working Americans.

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11.20.19

Senator Peters Leads Senate Letter Urging Protection for Federal Collective Bargaining

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Senator, Gary Peters, led a letter this week to Senate leaders in support of House passed language aimed at protecting federal employee collective bargaining rights.

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11.19.19

Uplifting Our Communities - SUP's NWMO Donate to Their Fellow Citizens

As union members, we take great care for the communities we live and work in. This fall, the Society of United Professionals' (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) NWMO Local is proud to support a variety of organizations that are making life better and stronger in these communities.

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11.13.19

IFPTE Endorses The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act

IFPTE, along with several unions, joined a sign on letter to sponsor the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, a House-Senate companion bill led by Representatives Barbara Lee and Rashida Tlaib and Senator Bernie Sanders.

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11.13.19

Ahead of House Vote on Export-Import Bank Reauthroization, IFPTE Tells Congress to Support Union Jobs and U.S. Export Industries

The United States Export Finance Agency Act is vital for domestic jobs in strategic export industries of the the U.S. economy and needed for the U.S. to compete with other industrial nations.

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11.12.19

IFPTE Veterans Committee Holds Its Fall/Winter Meeting

The IFPTE Veterans Committee held its biannual conference to discuss Veterans-related matters impacting IFPTE members.

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11.11.19

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 Labor Icon Stan Sorscher Retires

Longtime labor activist and SPEEA staffer Stan Sorscher retired last month after a nearly 20-year career at SPEEA. Stan joined SPEEA's staff after working for the Boeing Company and being represented by SPEEA for 20 years.

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11.10.19

TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 Hits a Milestone

On November 4, 1970, TEAM (Technology, Engineering, Administration, Management) held its first ever General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which established the Union.

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