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11.29.18

IFPTE Urges Next Congress to Expand Social Security

In a letter to incoming House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. John Larson, IFPTE urged passage of the Social Security 2100 Act, which, “meets IFPTE's fundamental goals of expanding the Social Security benefit, further shoring up the trust fund, and funding it through a progressive pay-for.”

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11.28.18

IFPTE Spring Executive Council Meeting — May 16-17, 2019

The IFPTE Spring Executive Council Meeting will be held May 16-17, 2019 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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11.26.18

Toronto Hydro Information Technology Professionals Choose SUP/IFPTE Local 160

While votes were cast last year, the group of more than 80 employees at Toronto’s municipally-owned local distribution company won their collective bargaining rights after a year-long fight at the Ontario Labour Relations Board caused by management’s delay tactics.

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11.14.18

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Fall 2018 Meeting

The IFPTE Veterans Committee held its Fall meeting that highlighted an update from AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council (UVC) Executive Director, Will Attig, who outlined the UVC’s priorities in the coming year.

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11.14.18

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Mobilizes to Save Bill 148

In response to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to turn the clock back on worker’s rights, members of The Society of United Professionals joined the Ontario Federation of Labour’s campaign to preserve the many worker gains that were procured through Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act.

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11.12.18

GAO Employees Organization Holds Its Annual Member Meeting, Honors La Due Lake

Members of the Local 1921 gathered for the union’s annual membership meeting and conference, themed “Are Unions Going Back to the Future? The Decline and Rise of Organized Labor in the U.S."

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11.07.18

Locals 20 and 21 Active in The Bay Area and Nevada Elections

Locals 20 and 21 play key roles in the election, helping change laws and elect labor candidates.

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11.07.18

IFPTE Responds to Mid-Term Election Results

Union says the election results “will provide a much-needed check on the administration.”

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11.06.18

Thank You Talaina Woodridge!

Last month, IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) Co-Chair, Talaina Woodridge, was promoted into a new position outside of the bargaining unit.

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11.05.18

SUP Holds Its Convention/Annual Council Meeting in Toronto

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) council members gathered this week in Toronto as a part of their annual Council meeting.

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11.04.18

NAIJ Surpasses IFPTE Goal to Increase Membership

Encouraged by IFPTE's push for a 10% increase in members, the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ/Judicial Council) has surpassed this goal.

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11.02.18

Local 196 Backed Bill Promoting Roadside Safety Advances in New Jersey

Not only is Local 196 delivering for their members at the bargaining table, they are also producing in the legislative arena.

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11.02.18

Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ) Holds Its Annual Training Conference

This week, nearly 200 members of IFPTE Judicial Council 1/The Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ/Judicial Council 1) gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the union’s annual training conference.

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11.02.18

Local 21 Initiates Leadership Academy Geared Toward Building Union Power

Despite the ongoing attacks on workers rights, Local 21 members, leaders and staff have gone on the offensive by developing a Leadership Academy to educate, recruit, and train union leaders and turn the tide in favor or working people.

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10.26.18

IFPTE Urges Congress to Protect Veterans' Privacy

In a letter to Senate and House Veterans' Committee leaders, IFPTE alerts lawmakers to ensure, "for the privacy of the information of our Veterans who register their DD214 form...".

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10.25.18

IFPTE Local 12 Joins the IFPTE LEAP-PAC Effort

Members of IFPTE Local 12 met with and heard an presentation from IFPTE national legislative staff regarding the importance of participating in and supporting the IFPTE PAC.

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10.24.18

WSN Conference Call a Great Success

On October 24, the IFPTE Women's Solidarity Networks pulled off another successful conference call. Fifty-five participants registered to dial-in to learn about Race, Gender and the Workplace.

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10.18.18

Healthcare is Central at Workplace Actions for IFPTE Local 20 and Local 21

Hundreds of members from ESC/IFPTE Local 20 and IFPTE Local 21 participated in separate workplace actions with their colleagues and a coalition of other unions in support of healthcare, pay and outsourcing.

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10.16.18

Solidarity Alert: SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Rallies for $15 Minimum Wage

Members of The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) took to the streets of Toronto earlier this week with the larger labour movement in support of legislation to mandate for a $15 an hour minimum wage for Ontario workers.​

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10.15.18

Future of Work Commission Meets in Pittsburgh

IFPTE President Paul Shearon joined labor leaders from across the country for a meeting of the Federation's Commission on the Future of Work and Unions.

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