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06.21.19

House Passes First Spending Package for FY2020, Will Vote Next Week on 3.1% Federal Pay Raise and Blocking OPM-GSA Merger

The House passed a “minibus” spending bill package, H.R. 2740, for the next fiscal year that includes funding for the DoD, Army Corps of Engineers, Interior, Health and Human Services, and the State Department. The spending package increases spending over the previous year’s level for all agencies.

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06.19.19

Local 1937 Training a Success!

Earlier this week, leaders from the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) attended a successful joint management and Designated Union Representative (DUR) training in Chattanooga, TN.

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06.12.19

IFPTE Council of Canadian Area Locals Meet in Winnipeg

​Leaders from The Society of Union Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160), the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM/IFPTE Local 161), the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162), and IFPTE International, gathered in Winnipeg this week to discuss the major issues facing IFPTE members in Canada, including legislation being pushed in both Ontario and Manitoba.

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06.11.19

Hydro One's Council Leaders Meet in Ontario

Leaders of Hydro One's Council, a Local affiliate of the Society of Union Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160), held their annual meeting this week in Ontario.

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06.09.19

SPEEA Leadership Conference Focuses on the Power of Solidarity

Themed "Together Everyone Achieves More", upwards of 150 SPEEA activists and labor guests took part in the SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 Leadership Conference on June 8 in Seattle.

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06.02.19

IFPTE Mourns Loss of Longtime Labour Activist and Former WAPSO Staff Bill Comstock

Former WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 staff member, Bill Comstock, passed away on Sunday, June 2nd. IFPTE joins WAPSO in honouring Bill's long career and contributions to the labour movement.

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05.30.19

IFPTE Doubles Down – Urges Override of NJ Worker Safety Bill Veto

As the New Jersey legislature’s leaders decide on a package of bills that Governor Murphy vetoed as override candidates, IFPTE sends a letter asking that lawmakers, "stand up for common sense safety while overriding the Governor’s veto..."

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05.28.19

Bell Uses Hardball Tactics to Weaken Local 161 Members' Rights

In a tactic Local 161 has seen at every round of bargaining since 2007, Bell MTS (Bell) once again flounced away from the table, arbitrarily cancelled all further scheduled negotiating dates, erroneously asserted that bargaining has reached an impasse, and brought in a Federal Conciliator, starting the countdown clock towards a strike or lockout.

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05.27.19

IFPTE Announces Its 2019 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Award Winners

IFPTE is honored to announce the winners of the 2019 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards.

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05.25.19

Unions of Manitoba Gather for the Solidarity Forever Parade

The unions of Manitoba came together in the Solidarity Forever Parade on the streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba where the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike took place.

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05.24.19

Union Stewards, Our First Line of Defense: Local 121 Participates in HFEMTC Stewards Training

Local 121 officers and stewards gathered this week in Honolulu to participate in the Hawaii Federal Employee Metal Trades Council (HFEMTC) stewards training.

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05.24.19

The Society of United Professionals/IFPTE Local 160 Launches Media Campaign Against Legal Aid Ontario Cuts

Local 160 has released two new videos to build public awareness about the catastrophic 30% cut to Legal Aid Ontario that will increase to 40% next year.

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05.23.19

Pres. Shearon, Sec.-Treas. Biggs Meet with House Majority Leader Hoyer and DC Congresswoman Holmes-Norton

The meeting focused on the 2020 federal pay raise, blocking the Administration’s planned dismantling of OPM, and discussing legislative options for reverse the impact of the Trump Administration’s union-busting executive orders.

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05.22.19

IFPTE Files Comments on DOL's Overtime Rule for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees

The DOL’s proposed overtime rule (the “EAP” rule) because it does not go far enough to protect workers we represent and
workers throughout the U.S. economy.

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05.21.19

IFPTE Endorses Carrie Blackwood for State Senate

Long-time member of the IFPTE family seeks to represent Washington’s 40th Legislative District.

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05.17.19

IFPTE Holds Its Spring/Summer Executive Council Meeting

This week, IFPTE leaders from Canada and the United States met in Las Vegas for the union’s biannual Executive Council meeting.

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05.17.19

“A Judge Does More Than Just Issue Rulings”

The Rhode Island Patch recently recognized Judge’s Boyd’s service to both the community and the taxpayers.

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05.13.19

STUNNER: Governor Murphy Vetos Worker Safety Bill that Passed New Jersey Legislature Without Opposition

After Governor Murphy’s veto today of Bill 1246, IFPTE urges Senate and Assembly leaders to override the veto...

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05.10.19

Tabaddor Submits Comments to Senate Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee on Backlog, Quotas, Conflict of Interest, and Judicial Independence

At this week’s hearing on the “Humanitarian and Security Crisis” on the U.S. border, NAIJ/JC 2 President Hon. Ashley Tabaddor submitted testimony highlighting the need for judicial independence for Immigration Judges and an independent Immigration Court, as well as the counterproductive decision by the DOJ to impose quotas and case deadlines on Immigration Judges.

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05.09.19

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Spring 2019 Meeting

The IFPTE Veterans Committee met this week to discuss several pending issues of importance to IFPTE represented Veterans.

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