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10.05.17

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Congress Takes Aim at Jones Act Protections for Unionized Maritime Workers - IFPTE Weighs-In

It is truly regrettable that some in Congress are attempting to erode Jones Act protections for unionized workers during such a trying time for the people of Puerto Rico.

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10.02.17

House Approves A 'Robin Hood in Reverse' Budget -- Looks to Federal Workers to Help Fund Tax Cut for the Wealthy

The House of Representatives approved a draconian budget that opens the door for Congress to implement massive cuts to federal retirement and health benefits to ultimately help pay for a tax package that will largely benefit the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

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10.02.17

IFPTE Responds to President Trump's Executive Order Revoking Labor Management Forums

The President’s unfortunate action in revoking Executive Order 13522 demonstrates that he has been misinformed and manipulated by advisors using false claims to support their knee-jerk, anti-labor agenda.

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09.29.17

Supreme Court Set to Examine Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on whether mandatory arbitration clauses that limit the power of employees to join class actions violate the National Labor Relations Act’s protections of “concerted activities.”

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09.28.17

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Public Sector Agency Shop Case

As expected, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 fair share case. The issue in the case is whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a 1977 case in which the Supreme Court upheld agency shop arrangements, should be overruled and public sector agency-shop arrangements invalidated under the First Amendment.

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09.25.17

IFPTE Locals take to Capitol Hill to protect SSDI, federal employee compensation and pensions

Leaders and members from IFPTE Judicial Council 1 (Association of Administrative Law Judges - AALJ) and IFPTE Local 3 were in Washington to visit with lawmakers about issues impacting their members.

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09.25.17

Connecticut Budget Targets IFPTE Members - Union Urges Veto

IFPTE wrote a letter to Governor Dannell Malloy (CT) urging him to veto the state's anti-union budget, saying, “it unnecessarily targets the public servants throughout Connecticut and attacks their unions, including those represented by IFPTE.

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09.21.17

IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Rally in Support of Phil Murphy

On Wednesday night at Rutgers University in New Jersey, IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals held a rousing rally in support of Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey Governor.

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09.21.17

Senate Takes Aim at Ending Health Insurance for Millions -- AGAIN

The Senate prepares for a last ditch attempt by Senators Graham and Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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09.14.17

IFPTE Well Represented at CLUW Convention

The Coalition of Labor Union Women held its 19th Biennial Convention at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan on September 6-9, 2017. The theme for this year’s convention was “Taking It to The Streets”.

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09.13.17

IFPTE Endorses Senator Sanders Medicare for All Legislation

IFPTE says that the legislation, “seeks to add the US to the long list of nations that ensure medical, hospital, and pharmaceutical care to all of their citizens.”

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09.13.17

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman on the Attack Against Federal Employees, IFPTE Responds

Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson, chair of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over federal workers issues, is attempting to attack federal worker pensions...

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09.11.17

Right to Work Laws "Rob Us of Our Civil Rights and Job Rights" - Sign the AFL-CIO Petition to Congress

Add your name to the AFL-CIO ‘Right-to-Work is Wrong’ Campaign by weighing in with your federal lawmakers.

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09.06.17

AALJ President Testifies Before Congress on the SSDI Adjudicatory Process

Read Judge Zahm's testimony on the long standing inefficiencies of the SSDI adjudicatory process.

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08.30.17

President Junemann's Labour Day Message...

"The workers we need to especially acknowledge are the heroic women and men who have responded to the horrific disaster in Texas."

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08.17.17

IFPTE Joins Waterways Council, Inc.

IFPTE is the newest member of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), a national public policy organization dedicated to preserving and modernizing U.S. inland waterways’ locks and dams.

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08.14.17

IFPTE Condemns Hatred...

And the violent beliefs and horrific acts of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

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08.07.17

IFPTE Joins Americans for Tax Fairness Letter in Support of Preserving Rule to Limit Corporate Inversions

IFPTE was one of 11 unions that added their support to a letter urging the Trump Administration to preserve a rule aimed at making it more difficult for corporations to dodge U.S. tax obligations.

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08.02.17

After Sixteen Unions Express Opposition, OPM Director Nominee George Nesterczuk, Withdraws from Consideration

Last week IFPTE joined a letter signed by sixteen labor organizations to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to the nomination of George Nesterczuk to be OPM’s next Director...

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08.01.17

Political Partisanship Over Health Care for Millions

IFPTE took the opportunity this week to express the union’s displeasure with two key Republican Senators who voted last week for the so-called ‘skinny repeal’...

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