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03.20.18

Ames IFPTE Local 30 Second Local to Host LEAP Century PAC Presentation

This week during their off-site, all member meeting, IFPTE Local 30 became the second Local in as many weeks to take part in the IFPTE LEAP Century Program.

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03.19.18

Government Shutdown Scare Averted as Congress Finally Passes FY18 Spending Bill

After two government shutdowns and multiple threats of government closures during the current fiscal year, Congress finally passed a completed Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) government spending bill.

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03.17.18

Local 20 Hosts Its Annual Membership Meeting

ESC/IFPTE Local 20 held its 2018 membership meeting to honor members and stewards who have gone above and beyond to build the strength of their union and who have worked hard for fairness in the workplace.

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03.15.18

Local 160 Members Overwhelmingly Adopt New Name: Society of United Professionals

Following two weeks of voting, in which 59.5% of Local 160 members voted, the Local 160 approved a measure to rename their union.

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03.15.18

IFPTE PAC Takes Next Step - LEAP Century PAC Program Launches in Philadelphia with Local 3

This week IFPTE’s legislative and political staff traveled to Philadelphia to launch the next phase of the IFPTE LEAP-PAC program

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03.07.18

IFPTE Joins Labor Effort to Protect FLRA

IFPTE was one of twenty labor organizations that signed a letter to Hill lawmakers urging Congress to step in to protect the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) from reckless and irresponsible efforts to close two of their seven field offices.

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03.05.18

Building IFPTE's Legislative Strength through the LEAP-PAC Century Challenge

Local 3 has once again stepped up to the plate to christen the next phase of IFPTE’s union-wide effort to build the PAC through the “LEAP Century Challenge.” Between now and the International's Convention in late June, IFPTE will be launching the next phase of the PAC Program in conjunction with the celebration of IFPTE’s 100-year anniversary.

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03.02.18

ESC/Local 20 Visits Capitol Hill to Urge Support for the EPA

ESC/Local 20 was in Washington, DC last week to meet with Bay Area lawmakers regarding the Local’s concerns with proposed steep cuts to EPA funding and programs, including the elimination of work performed by Local 20 represented EPA workers.

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03.01.18

Local 3 Heads to Capitol Hill in Support of IFPTE Member Dawn Dunphy

Local 3 was on Capitol Hill this week with Dawn Dunphy, a Local 3 member who was fired earlier this week because her employer, has been unable or unwilling to accommodate her disability.

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03.01.18

Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 News and Opinion Update

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this past Monday, February 26th, for the Janus versus AFSCME Council 31.

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02.16.18

WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series Registration Now Open

You can now register for the first IFPTE WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series, scheduled for March 7, 3 pm EST.

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02.15.18

Arendt on Cap Hill as Part of Waterways Council Legislative Week

Mike Arendt, IFPTE Local 561 steward, working in tandem with IFPTE legislative staff regarding IFPTE represented United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employee interests in Congress, took part this week in conjunction with the Waterways Council's annual meeting in Washington.

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02.13.18

IFPTE Responds to Administration’s FY19 Budget, Infrastructure Proposals

Both proposals, which IFPTE vows to, "work against with our friends on Capitol Hill," take aim at draconian cuts to federal worker pay, pensions and health benefits, and will lead to massive privatization of State and Local government services.

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02.08.18

TEAM Informs Winnipeg Lawmakers of Concerns Over Bell/MTS Downsizing

Contrary to public promises from Bell/MTS that the merger of the two telecom companies would result in more jobs, the telecom giant has been shedding jobs, including many that are represented by TEAM/IFPTE Local 161.

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02.08.18

As February 8th Federal Funding Deadline Loomed, IFPTE Joins Fed-Postal Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Protect Federal Worker Pay, Benefits

As Congressional leaders continued to negotiate a final appropriations measure to fund government agency services, IFPTE was one of twenty-five organizations representing federal workers that signed a letter to House and Senate leaders.

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02.08.18

Reps. Jones and Loebsack Step Up for Federal Workers, Taxpayers

Longtime friend of IFPTE members, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), teamed with Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) in co-authoring a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy.

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02.06.18

Local 400 Says 'Thanks' to Their Union Stewards and Board Members

IFPTE Local 400 hosted their annual appreciation dinner in recognition of the Local’s union stewards, board members and other union activists who volunteer their time on behalf of their fellow workers and in support of their union.

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02.01.18

Save the Date! Women and Unions International Conference Call Series - March 7th

In recognition of International Women’s Day next month, the IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) is launching our Women and Unions International Conference Call Series on March 7th!

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01.31.18

NAIJ on Capitol Hill to Visit Lawmakers

Former Judicial Council 1/NAIJ President, Judge Denise Slavin, visited several Congressional offices this week in Washington to present key NAIJ issues of concern to lawmakers.

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01.31.18

IFPTE Pushes Back Against Bill to Massively Expand H1-B Program

In a letter asking Senators to oppose Senator Orrin Hatch’s I-Squared bill, IFPTE reminded lawmakers that the H-1B program, “puts the foreign worker in a precarious employment relationship, and gives no meaningful worker protections to domestic STEM graduates seeking employment.”

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