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11.01.19

"Solidarity Without Borders" - IFPTE President Shearon Joins AFL-CIO Delegation to El Paso and Juarez

Shearon joined 100 labor leaders from over 20 unions across the U.S. gathered in El Paso to listen to stories of workers trying to survive and organize in border communities in the U.S. and Mexico

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11.01.19

Judicial Council 1/AALJ VP Judge Gabrielle Vitellio visits Capitol Hill

Judge Vitellio was joined on the Hill by IFPTE for over twenty House and Senate visits regarding issues impacting IFPTE members all throughout the federal sector.

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11.01.19

Local 20/ESC National and Local Agreements with Kaiser Overwhelmingly Ratified

With very strong turnout, all Local contracts were decisively passed across all bargaining units, securing one of the best contracts in the industry.

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10.31.19

IFPTE Sends Letter to House Financial Services Committee Urging Vote for Ex-Im Bank Funding

On Thursday, the House Committee narrowly passed the 10 year reauthorization.

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10.31.19

IFPTE Applauds Winners of 2019 TEAM-IFPTE Local 161

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Local 161/TEAM held their 2019 scholarship awards ceremony in Winnipeg

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10.31.19

IFPTE Requests Hearings on Immigration Court and DOJ Effort to Decertify Immigration Judges' Union

In light of recent developments at the Immigration Court and the DOJ's anti-union effort against Immigration Judges, IFPTE urged the committees with jurisdiction on the matter in the House to hold hearings.

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10.30.19

WSN Conference Call Talks #MeToo Movement

The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network held its 4th installment of their Women & Unions International Conference Call series this past Wednesday. The one-hour teleconference focused on understanding the #MeToo movement and what implications it has on workplaces and unions.

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10.28.19

CLUW Celebrates Its 20th Biennial Convention

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) celebrates its 20th Biennial Convention in Las Vegas under the theme of 'Coming Together to Change the World'.

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10.28.19

IFPTE Welcomes New Nonprofit Units Into NPEU/IFPTE Local 70

IFPTE is ecstatic to welcome three new units into the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local). The new units include Food & Water Watch, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Action Squared.

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10.25.19

IFPTE Leaders Gather at Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council Annual Conference

IFPTE President Paul Shearon and IFPTE Eastern Federal Area Vice President Gay Henson were guests of SUP/IFPTE Local 160 President/IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President Scott Travers at the Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council Annual Conference. The Council was structured to update Unionized Nuclear Industry Workers on the current events in their industry and to provide input into the Council's activities.

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10.25.19

IFPTE Urges Congress to Close the TRICARE/HSA Loophole

In a letter this week to the Senate Veterans’ Committee asking lawmakers to fix current law preventing military retirees eligible for TRICARE from also participating in Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), IFPTE said the current law, “is unfair to Veterans and should be corrected.”

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10.22.19

WAPSO Advocacy Leads to Safer Workplaces

The City of Winnipeg has been making steady progress over the last couple of years to enhance safety and security on Winnipeg Transit buses. On October 21, the city introduced the use of safety vests for Winnipeg Transit Inspectors, who are members of WAPSO Local 162.

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10.18.19

Members of Congress Tell Attorney General: Stop Attack on Immigration Judges Union

Eighty Members of Congress signed on to a letter led by Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA) to urge Attorney General Barr to withdraw the DOJ petition to decertify the the NAIJ/IFPTE Judaical Council 2.

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10.17.19

IFPTE Western Federal Area VP Lee Stone on Capitol Hill

Dr. Stone, who was accompanied by Secretary-Treasurer/Legislative Director, Matt Biggs, visited several congressional offices this week on Capitol Hill. Among the issues pursued by IFPTE were urging lawmakers to counter the Administration's union busting Executive Orders by preserving Section 749 of the House passed FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill in any final spending measure later this year.

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10.17.19

IFPTE Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

IFPTE leaders released the following statements in response to last night’s passing of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.

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10.16.19

Rep. Sanchez to DOJ: Don't Strip Bargaining Rights of Immigration Judges

U.S. Representative Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, led 80 Members of Congress in urging Attorney General William Barr to withdraw a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges.

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10.11.19

IFPTE Calls for An End to Estate Tax Loopholes for the Wealthy - Urges Support of the "For the 99.8% Act"

IFPTE was one of 80 national organizations, including many labor unions, signing onto a letter to House members urging them to cosponsor the For the 99.8% Act, which is set to be introduced by California Congressman, Jimmy Gomez, later this month.

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10.02.19

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP Condemns Fierra Foods, Ford's Labour Cuts

Labour and community organizations, including SUP/IFPTE Local 160, attended a protest at Fierra Foods on October 2 to raise awareness of Fierra Foods’ safety record and as well as the Ford government’s cuts to the Ministry of Labour.

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10.02.19

Shearon Addresses Metal Trades Department Annual Training Conference

IFPTE President Paul Shearon addressed attendees at the annual Metal Trades Department (MTD, AFL-CIO) annual training conference.

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10.02.19

IFPTE Issues Its First Endorsement of the 2020 Election Cycle, Backing New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim

IFPTE announced the union’s support for New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim for a second term in the United States House of Representatives.

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