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04.26.18

NJCSA 21 Rallies for a Fair Collective Bargaining Agreement

Newark Council 21 (IFPTE NJCSA 21), a professional workers’ union of over 900 City of Newark, New Jersey employees who have been without a collective bargaining agreement since December 2014, rallied for a fair labor contract.

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04.26.18

IFPTE Endorses Rep. Larson Bill to Shore Up and Expand Social Security

This week IFPTE issued a letter of support for The Social Security 2100 Act (HR 1902), a bill sponsored by Connecticut Congressman John Larson.

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04.25.18

JC1 Visits Capitol Hill to Talk Social Security

Judge Marilyn Zahm and Vice President Judge Linda Stagno were in Washington this week to visit with key lawmakers to discuss the union’s disability adjudication process recommendations.

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04.25.18

IFPTE Sends Letter Supporting House’s FAA Reauthorization and Amendments to Protect and Promote U.S. Transportation Workers

The bipartisan bill provides predictable and stable funding for the U.S. aviation infrastructure.

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04.24.18

IFPTE, NAIJ urge transparency when it comes to Immigration Judge production quotas

Following yesterday’s news that the DOJ failed to acknowledge an internal study that warned against Immigration Judge production quotas, IFPTE and the NAIJ sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers...

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04.19.18

Judge Tabaddor Testifies Before Congress

This week Judge Ashley Tabaddor, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (IFPTE Judicial Council 2), testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration.

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04.18.18

Department for Professional Employees Weighs-in Against Immigration Court Production Quotas

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, DPE President, Paul Almeida, warns that production quotas, "will threaten the professional integrity of the IJs..."

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04.17.18

IFPTE Applauds Rejection of Union Busting Bill

The United States Senate failed to invoke cloture on a misguided bill that would have led to the end of collective bargaining rights for hundreds of thousands of workers who are employed on Indian reservations.

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04.13.18

CSALC Votes Unanimously to Join SUP

IFPTE welcomes our newest members! On April 4th, employees of Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) voted 100% in favour of joining the Society of United Professionals!

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04.13.18

IFPTE and NAIJ Urge Congress to Block Unjust IJ Production Quotas

In a bipartisan letter to leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, IFPTE warns lawmakers that the imposition of production quotas, “is reckless, injudicious, and will be counterproductive in reducing the 700,000 case backlog.”

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04.09.18

Training for Local 852

The new officers of Local 852, US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, KY, recently was recently provided training by the International Representative David LaFemina.

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04.09.18

IFPTE Mourns the Death of Senator Daniel Akaka

Local 121 President, Jamie Hiranaka said that Senator Akaka’s, “many contributions to countless workers and their families continue to live on today and will for many years to come--something that Local 121 will forever be grateful for.”

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04.04.18

IFPTE Joins the Labor Movement in Memphis to Honor MLK's Contributions to Labor and Humanity

A contingent of IFPTE members, officers and staff participated in recognition events in Memphis, TN marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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04.03.18

Grabelle Elected New Executive Director of IFPTE Local 21

Debra Grabelle was unanimously elected to serve as Executive Director of IFPTE Local 21.

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04.03.18

IFPTE Endorses Rich Lazer for Congress, Calling Him, "A True Union Candidate"

IFPTE Local 3 members and PAC supporters, Naydeen Jones-Buggs and Michael Buggs, visited with Congressional candidate Rich Lazer, who is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.

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04.02.18

Nearly 25 Years After the Signing of NAFTA, Why Are Investors More Important Than Everyone Else?

In an April 3rd column in theStand, Stan Sorscher asks why investors are more important than everyone else?

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03.28.18

IFPTE Endorses Doug Chin for Congress

Following Wednesday's IFPTE Local 121 membership vote in support of the candidacy of Hawaii Lieutenant Governor, Doug Chin, for the House of Representatives, IFPTE followed suit this week by lending the support of the entire union to Chin's candidacy.

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03.27.18

IFPTE Congratulates Sue Rollins on Her Retirement

Sue Rollins, who has a long and rich history with TVA and representing the members of the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937), will be retiring after more than four decades of service.

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03.26.18

Travers Testifies on Potential Toronto Hydro Privatization

Last week Scott Travers, SUP/IFPTE Local 160 President and Canadian Area Vice President, addressed the City of Toronto's Executive Committee to speak against Toronto Hydro privatization, informing committee members that, "privatization is simply bad policy."

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03.22.18

Draconian Holman Rule Still Alive and Well in the U.S. House

This week the Fed-Postal Coalition, in which IFPTE is a member, sent a letter to House members in opposition to the continuation of the Holman Rule, which will allow lawmakers to amend bills on the House floor that could immediately eliminate any single or multiple federal jobs without recourse.

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