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10.17.19

IFPTE Western Federal Area VP Lee Stone on Capitol Hill

Dr. Stone, who was accompanied by Secretary-Treasurer/Legislative Director, Matt Biggs, visited several congressional offices this week on Capitol Hill. Among the issues pursued by IFPTE were urging lawmakers to counter the Administration's union busting Executive Orders by preserving Section 749 of the House passed FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill in any final spending measure later this year.

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10.17.19

IFPTE Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

IFPTE leaders released the following statements in response to last night’s passing of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.

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10.16.19

Rep. Sanchez to DOJ: Don't Strip Bargaining Rights of Immigration Judges

U.S. Representative Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, led 80 Members of Congress in urging Attorney General William Barr to withdraw a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges.

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10.11.19

IFPTE Calls for An End to Estate Tax Loopholes for the Wealthy - Urges Support of the "For the 99.8% Act"

IFPTE was one of 80 national organizations, including many labor unions, signing onto a letter to House members urging them to cosponsor the For the 99.8% Act, which is set to be introduced by California Congressman, Jimmy Gomez, later this month.

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10.02.19

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP Condemns Fierra Foods, Ford's Labour Cuts

Labour and community organizations, including SUP/IFPTE Local 160, attended a protest at Fierra Foods on October 2 to raise awareness of Fierra Foods’ safety record and as well as the Ford government’s cuts to the Ministry of Labour.

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10.02.19

Shearon Addresses Metal Trades Department Annual Training Conference

IFPTE President Paul Shearon addressed attendees at the annual Metal Trades Department (MTD, AFL-CIO) annual training conference.

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10.02.19

IFPTE Issues Its First Endorsement of the 2020 Election Cycle, Backing New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim

IFPTE announced the union’s support for New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim for a second term in the United States House of Representatives.

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10.01.19

An Interview with NPEU's Christian Smith

Each month the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) interviews a member about their views on the importance of their union, their experience being a part of the NPEU, and their career and personal goals.

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09.30.19

Airline Pilots Union Stands with Boeing Workers Looking to Organize with SPEEA

In a sign of strong union solidarity, Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) President, Captain Joseph DePete, penned a letter to Boeing workers in Seal Beach, California in support of their organizing campaign with SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001.

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09.27.19

Judge Tabaddor: "We're Past Band-aid Solutions and Short Term Measures"

The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ/JC#2) filed two ULPs against the Justice Department today in light of the agency’s attempt to decertify union and continued attacks on due process.

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09.27.19

Local 161 Members Accept Final Offer

On August 19th after long and difficult negotiations, and in response to TEAM-IFPTE Local 161’s firm stance on protecting members’ rights, Bell Canada presented Local 161 with a Final Offer. The Local’s Negotiating Committee was very disappointed that Bell refused to continue talks.

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09.25.19

Senator Schatz Encourages Defnese Authorizers to Support Paid Family Leave

IFPTE was one of twenty-two organizations signing onto a Federal-Postal coalition letter to Senators urging defense authorizers to “insist upon the inclusion in the final conference agreement of the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act's (NDAA) provisions to provide paid family leave to federal workers.”

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09.25.19

Respect, Dignity, Pride and Union Solidarity Alive and Well at Local 121

IFPTE Local 121 members gathered for a meeting to discuss Local business, the legislative outlook in Washington pertaining to federal workers, and to continue their long standing participation in the IFPTE LEAP-PAC program.

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09.24.19
Hundreds Attend Day of Action Rally

Hundreds Attend Day of Action Rally

On Tuesday, September 24, IFPTE, along with AFGE, NFFE and NTEU, hosted a rally at the Capitol protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine federal employee unions.

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09.24.19

IFPTE Opposes David Black for SSA Deputy Commissioner

In a statement released prior to this week’s Senate confirmation vote, IFPTE pointed out that, “In his long running senior position at SSA, Mr. Black has helped to create a labor relations climate at the agency that is as negative toward its workforce as any in the federal government.”

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09.20.19

SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Endorses Global Action on Climate Change

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) urged all members to join the effort to stop catastrophic climate change by participating in the week-long global actions, running from September 20 to 27.

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09.19.19

IFPTE Pens Letter to Senate in Opposition to Scalia Nomination

In a letter to the Senate, IFPTE stands in opposition to Eugene Scalia's nomination as Secretary for the Department of Labor; says his work has been geared toward building corporate power at the expense of workers.

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09.17.19

IFPTE Stands in Solidarity with UAW Striking Workers

The officers of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), President Paul Shearon and Secretary-Treasurer Matt Biggs, released the following joint statement in response to the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM):

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09.13.19

Federal Election in Canada Set for October 21

A federal election has been called and Canadians will be heading to the polls on October 21, 2019 to vote in a new government.

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09.12.19

IFPTE Attends Biannual AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting

This week IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, and Secretary-Treasurer, Matt Biggs, attended the national AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Chicago.

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