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06.23.20

NAIJ Explains the Truth Behind the Immigration Courts and DOJs Attempt to Decertify the Union

“Imagine going to a court where you’ve been charged by a prosecutor, and when you come to court you find out that the judge is hired by the prosecutor and can be fired by the prosecutor and then ultimately the prosecutor can come in and overrule the judge if he is not satisfied by the process,” said Ashley Tabaddor, president of the NAIJ, at a March press conference.

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06.22.20

EA Protests Heads to Huntsville

Members and leaders from the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) and the IFPTE national travelled to Huntsville, Alabama to continue to bring transparency and community awareness around the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) reckless off-shoring of 220 IT jobs.

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06.22.20

CLC Update on Pandemic Response

Join Canadian Labour Congress President, Hassan Yussuff, as he provides an update on what Canada’s unions have been doing to ensure workers are central to the government’s pandemic response and recovery plans.

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06.22.20

WSN Spotlights: Women & COVID-19

IFPTE's Women's Solidarity Network (WSN) has committed to highlighting issues important to women through 'Spotlights' in IFPTE's publication, the "Weekly Recap". WSN has come across several noteworthy publications, statistics, articles and webinars we wanted to share that highlights conversations on women's roles during this pandemic and the impact it's had on their lives.

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06.19.20

IFPTE Honors and Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is celebrated as a day of freedom, and celebrated across the country, as it will be this year. IFPTE is proud to recognize and celebrate this important day, particularly as so many of our fellow IFPTE Sisters and Brothers and Americans fight for racial justice and economic equality.

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06.18.20

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Guidance for the Workplace

This page lists resources for general information and appropriate precautions for workplaces. Under Canadian and U.S. law, all employers have a general duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees.

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06.17.20

TEAM Selects First Woman to Serve as Executive Director

The TEAM Board (TEAM/IFPTE Local 161) has announced that Erin Spencer, TEAM’s current Labour Relations Officer, has been selected to be the next Executive Director, taking over from Bob Linsdell when he retires in early August. Erin is the first woman to serve as TEAM's Executive Director.

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06.17.20

IFPTE Participates in AFL-CIO's National Workers First Caravan

IFPTE Locals across the country participated in the AFL-CIO’s Workers Caravan on Wednesday. The events, which totaled more than 300 in communities across the United States, demanded action by elected lawmakers to address the health & economic crisis and racial & economic injustices facing our nation.

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06.17.20

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Labor, Community Organizations Join EA to Protest TVA Offshoring of Federal Government Jobs

Leaders and staff from the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937) were joined by the Knoxville and Chattanooga Central Labor Councils and other community organizations in the Tennessee Valley to protest the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) continued efforts to export as many as 220 federal jobs.

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06.16.20

Black Women March for Equality in U.S. Protests (WSN)

The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) is spotlighting a short, but relevant article entitled 'Treated like crap' - Black women march for equality in U.S. protests. As worldwide protests continue for the Black Lives Matter movement, this article takes a look at Black women and their fight for racial and economic justice in the United States.

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06.15.20

Organize Now for a Decent Work Future (OFL Webinar)

On June 23, join the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Fight for $15 and Fairness for online organizing meeting centered around wages and working conditions of front-line workers who keep us fed, cared for, and protected.

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06.13.20

Manitoba Law Mandating Wage Freezes Unconstitutional

Manitoba’s labour movement has won an important victory for workers and their Charter-protected right to collective bargaining. In a major decision, a Manitoba judge threw out controversial legislation that sought to freeze the wages of more than 120,000 public sector workers.

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06.12.20

Society Opposes Bill 161 Legal Aid Reforms

The Society of United Professionals (IFPTE Local 160) was invited to present to the Ontario legislature’s Justice Policy Standing Committee on Bill 161, an omnibus law reform bill that will hamper access to justice.

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06.12.20

IFPTE Supports Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and Additional Sweeping Police Reforms, Calls Out FOP Officials for Complicity

President Shearon: "We stand arm-in-arm with those calling for the demilitarization of police forces across the country with the money reallocated not only to support local communities, but also to build new infrastructure and to improve the training, culture, and community engagement of police departments."

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06.11.20

OFL Urges Ontario Government to Collect Race-Based Data on COVID-19

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on the Government of Ontario to fund, collect, and publish provincial data on the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous, Black, and other racialized Ontarians.

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06.11.20

SUP Says OPG is Calling Employees Back to Offices Too Soon

In spite of Society leaders’ and members’ health and safety concerns, earlier this month Ontario Power Generation (OPG) began requiring employees who had been working from home to return to their normal work location.

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06.11.20

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Brother Jimmy Blick

IFPTE is sad to report the passing of longtime IFPTE Local 1 member and officer, Brother Jimmy Blick. Brother Blick was a decades long worker for the United States Navy working at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

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06.10.20

CLC Webinar on Confronting Anti-Black Racism

the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) delivered a webinar in support of Black Lives Matter. The fight against anti-Black racism and police brutality is based in the long history of slavery, oppression, and colonization of Indigenous communities and Black people in North America.

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06.10.20

Cybermisogyny & COVID-19 (WSN)

Are you familiar with cybermisogyny? This is your opportunity to learn more about it. The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) is spotlighting an upcoming online presentation on June 17 at 5:30 EDT hosted by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and YWCA Canada on cybermisogyny and COVID-19.

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06.08.20

IFPTE, One of 21 FWA Unions Urging Senators to Reject Catherine Bird for FLRA General Counsel

As the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee prepares for Bird’s nomination hearing this week, IFPTE signed onto the Federal Workers Alliance letter informing lawmakers that “Ms. Bird is not fit to serve as General Counsel to the FLRA and her confirmation to that position would have deleterious effects on the federal workforce.”

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