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09.09.20

Senators Van Hollen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Effort to Mitigate Reckless Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral Policy

Following IFPTE's letter last week urging Congress to block implementation of the Trump Administration's fiscally irresponsible payroll tax deferral policy, Senators Van Hollen and Collins led an effort this week in the Senate urging OPM and OMB to allow federal workers to opt out of the deferral.

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09.08.20

Rep. Connolly Steps Up Oversight on Agency Re-Openings

House Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly ramped up oversight of agencies across the federal government this week by releasing his 'IG response tracker'.

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09.07.20

Forward Together: A Canadian Plan - CLC Launches New Campaign

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has launched a new campaign calling on all levels of government to focus on investments and community supports to help restart our economies and protect Canadians.

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09.01.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Block "Irresponsible" Federal Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

While urging Congress to approve legislation to block implementation of the payroll tax deferral, IFPTE warns that the presidential directive, “will needlessly leave federal workers with a significant tax debt that will have to be re-paid next year,” and, “could be a dangerous step toward the slippery slope of dismantling Social Security altogether.”

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08.28.20

Local 30 Delegation Meets Virtually with Congresswoman Speier

IFPTE Local 30 President Suzanne Meyer and Vice President for Legislative Affairs Jonas Dino led a delegation of Local members in a meeting with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss employee concerns.

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08.28.20

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO: "We must not be satisfied by platitudes and cosmetic change"

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale (AFT) issued a statement on Monday in reaction to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Jr., an unarmed Black man who was shot in the back in Kenosha: "We were shocked by yet another police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha."

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08.27.20

CLC Impact of COVID Survey

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is surveying all workers to develop the next phase in their COVID-19 response campaign. Your input is needed to help identify the priorities for post pandemic changes.

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08.27.20

Local 21 Issues Statewide and Local Endorsements Ahead of the 2020 General Election

The people we elect to public office and which ballot measures win or lose has a direct impact on our jobs and our ability to provide the communities we serve with high quality, public services. Our endorsement process is democratic, nonpartisan, and member-driven.

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08.27.20

While On The Job, Local 195 Members Pull Motorist from Crashed Truck

Local 195 members, Paul I. and Geraldo C., went above and beyond when they pulled a trapped motorist out of his overturned truck after it crashed while on the job for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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08.26.20

Power the Polls

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all. Sign up!

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08.26.20

WSN's Unconscious Bias Presentation is Back On!

The WSN postponed our March 2020 Women & Unions International Conference Call Series due to the uncertainty we were all experiencing at the beginning of the pandemic. We’re gearing up for the fall session and our Unconscious Bias presentation is back on!

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08.26.20

A Message from Bob Linsdell, TEAM's Retired Executive Director

As he gets prepared to enter retirement, Bob Linsdell, TEAM/IFPTE Local 161's longtime Executive Director, sends one last letter to TEAM members.

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08.25.20

Right-To-Work is Wrong for Workers

In a new study published in the Journal of Financial Economics, researchers from the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that “RTW laws reduce nominal wage growth by 0.6 percentage points over approximately one year,” and “RTW laws eliminate a substantial fraction of real wage growth…”.

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08.21.20

SUP Commends Ontario Government's Pickering NGS Commitment

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) is encouraged by the Ontario government’s support for operating the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (Pickering) through 2025. The move protects more than 4,000 good Ontario jobs for an additional year.

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08.20.20

IFPTE Finalizes NDAA Conference Report Priorities

As House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders work to reconcile the final Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, IFPTE weighs-in with key lawmakers on several issues impacting IFPTE’s membership.

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08.19.20

Canada's Unions Encouraged by EI Reforms

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) welcomes the federal government’s announcement that it will extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and make changes to Employment Insurance (EI).

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08.19.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Stop NLRB's Secret Regional Office Reorganization

After Members of Congress voiced alarm earlier this month regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) undisclosed plans to consolidate the case assignment responsibilities, IFPTE requested Congressional Appropriators defund the NLRB’s nontransparent plan before it is implemented and harms the union rights of working people.

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08.17.20

"Welcome Back! Let's Rebuild" - EA/IFPTE Local 1937 Declares Victory

After nearly a year long fight to prevent 220 EA, Local 1937 represented IT jobs from being privatized and sent overseas, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) management has finally seen the error in their ways and agreed to the union’s request to sack the four IT offshoring contractors they intended to do business with.

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08.17.20

Working and Parenting During a Pandemic (WSN Spotlight)

Parents know that Canada was facing a child care crisis even before COVID-19 hit and the pandemic has made their struggles more stark. The Women's Solidarity Network is spotlighting a webinar discussion hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress that will focus on the challenges that lie ahead and what this all means for gender equality and women’s participation in the labour market.

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08.17.20

President Shearon's Comments at the DNC Labor Watch Party

Watch video to see President Shearon's comments at the DNC Labor Watch Party.

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