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09.26.18

Senate Committee Aims to Give Trump Administration a Blank Check on Agency Reorganization

As the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gets set to consider several bills, including one aimed at allowing Trump Administration to close and merge agencies with little oversight, IFPTE warns...

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09.25.18

Local 196 Visits Capitol Hill in Support of Better Safety Measures Along New Jersey's Highways

McBride and Robertello were seeking the support of their federally elected officials for IFPTE Local 196 backed legislation before the New Jersey legislature to put in place safety policies for employees who work along New Jersey’s highways.

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09.24.18

Grassroots Unionism: Local 195 Hosts Steward Training at Rutgers University

The two day training curriculum focused on union member Weingarten Rights, grievance handling, an overview of basic public sector labor law, and enhancing member involvement.

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09.21.18

President of Immigration Judges' Association Discusses Challenges Facing Immigration Courts

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), will discuss pressures on judges and the federal immigration court system at the National Press Club on Friday, September 21.

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09.20.18

IFPTE Endorses Rice/Cunningham Bill Calling for Protections for New Jersey's Highway Workers

IFPTE sent a letter to State Senate President, Steve Sweeney, urging him to schedule a vote on legislation authored by Senators Ron Rice and Sandra Cunningham that will put in place concrete safety measures aimed at protecting workers who maintain the State’s highways and expressways.

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09.19.18

IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Reach Contract Deal in New Jersey

In a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) reached this week between the State of New Jersey and IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals, public sector workers represented by Locals 194, 196 and 200—some who work full time but still fall under the poverty line—will receive a raise.

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09.17.18

NLRB General Counsel Signals Changes to DFR Interpretation

The NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel has signaled that it will change its interpretation of “negligence” relating to the duty of fair representation (DFR).

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09.14.18

AALJ Vice President on Capitol Hill to Talk About ALJ Executive Order

Judge Linda Stagno on Capitol to do a round of visits related to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Collins and Cantwell aimed at overturning President Trump’s July 10th executive order ending the longstanding merit-based hiring of federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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09.12.18

IFPTE Endorses America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

IFPTE applauds the bipartisan bill to authorize Army Corps of Engineers projects, particularly, “the inclusion of the bipartisan sponsored Navigation Workers Protection Act, sponsored by Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis.”

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09.06.18
Local 1's Matthew Latham Calls It Like It Is, Talks Pay Freeze with Congressional Lawmakers and the Local News

Local 1's Matthew Latham Calls It Like It Is, Talks Pay Freeze with Congressional Lawmakers and the Local News

Last week, immediately following President Trump's announcement that he will recommend a pay freeze for our nation's federal workers, Local 1 VP, Matthew Latham, represented IFPTE at a labor sponsored meeting with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Bobby Scott in Eastern Virginia, explaining how damaging the pay freeze is to federal workers such as himself.

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09.03.18

CBTU Holds Region One Conference

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Region One Annual Conference was held in mid August in Albany New York, and is chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ontario Canada.

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08.30.18

An Open Letter to IFPTE Members Commemorating Labour Day 2018

"On this Labor Day, as we celebrate with our union Sisters and Brothers, families and friends, and our fellow citizens, we will also keep fighting, keep organizing, and keep winning.

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08.29.18

Trump Gives the Gift of a Federal Worker Pay Freeze--on the Eve of Labor Day

IFPTE responded to yesterday’s announcement from President Trump that a pay increase for federal workers is, “inappropriate.”

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08.27.18

After Hurricane Lane, IFPTE Union Family Needs Our Help

Mark and Deanna Spain and their two children recently suffered severe water damage to their family home on Hawai`i island from the effects of Hurricane Lane.

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08.25.18

IFPTE Honors the Life of Senator John McCain

IFPTE issued the following statement on the death of Senator John McCain.

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08.25.18

Labor Stands Strong When We Stand Together

A coalition of 13 federal labor unions, members of the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), lauded the decision issued in the U.S. District Court regarding the overreach of three Executive Orders issued by President Trump on July 25, 2018.

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08.25.18

Trump Executive Orders Deemed Mostly Illegal

District of Columbia Federal Circuit Court Judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson, issued a decision calling the Trump administration’s arguments in favor of the Executive Orders “meritless” and “circular,” comparing them to “verbal jujitsu.”

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08.21.18

NFFE Executive Director and Long-Time Friend of IFPTE is a Candidate for NARFE President

Current NFFE executive director, Steve Lenkart, has thrown his hat into the ring to lead the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

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08.20.18

Organizing Alert: SPEEA's Wichita Engineering Unit Tops 72 Percent

SPEEA/Local 2001 notched a significant milestone last week when the membership of the Wichita Engineering Unit (WEU) eclipsed 72 percent.

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08.09.18

Local 2001/SPEEA labor rep, Stan Sorscher, talks trade tariffs in his latest column in The Stand

Stan writes that, “Tariffs have a legitimate purpose in the context of a larger strategy. What is our strategic purpose? What do we want?”.

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