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01.19.18

As Government Shutdown Looms Large, IFPTE Weighs-In with Members, Capitol Hill

IFPTE kept members informed with daily updates from Capitol Hill, while also weighing in with Hill lawmakers urging passage of legislation to ensure that all federal workers are compensated in the event of a shutdown.

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01.12.18

ESC Starts 2018 by Welcoming More Medical and Legal Professionals to IFPTE

In December, 226 Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists work in Home Health at Kaiser Permanente overwhelmingly voted to join ESC. Most recently, professionals at Centro Legal de la Raza unanimously voted to join ESC/IFPTE Local 20.

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01.12.18
IFPTE honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

IFPTE honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

On Monday, January 15th America will honor civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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12.28.17

Sorscher Starts the New Year Answering the Question, "Why Physicists Don't Rule the World"

In his final Huffington Post piece of 2017, Stan Sorscher penned a column that juxtaposes objective facts gleaned by scientists to compelling narratives that shape our national policymaking...

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12.22.17

IFPTE Applauds Proactive Efforts to Protect Federal Pay, Benefits

IFPTE and other organizations representing federal workers were pleased to see that just prior to the holiday various efforts by hill lawmakers were undertaken to protect federal employees in the event of a government shutdown...

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12.20.17

On the Brink of Another Government Shutdown? IFPTE Weighs-In in Support of Federal Workers

As part of his negotiations to pass a year end spending bill, IFPTE urges Senate Minority Leaders Schumer to support pay parity for federal workers, as well as, “resist and reject any proposals to use current and future federal workers as a piggy bank to pay for other priorities.”

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12.18.17

Still Undecided, IFPTE Urges Senator Collins to Oppose 'Tax Cut for the Wealthy' Bill

With the support of IFPTE Local 4, representing workers in Maine employed by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, IFPTE sent a letter to Maine Senator Susan Collins urging her to, “vote NO,” on a tax bill that provides, “a huge windfall of profits for the wealthiest few percent without any incentives to increase wages or create jobs.”

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12.18.17

IFPTE Legislative Department Issues a Call to Action to Oppose 'Tax Cut for the Wealthy' Legislation

As the House and Senate prepare to vote on the final tax cut bill, IFPTE urges Locals to weigh-in with their federal lawmakers, warning that, “Many trillions of dollars of wealth will be transferred over the next decade from the US treasury (where they would have worked for public good) to the private pockets of the already wealthy…”.

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12.14.17

Five Years After Sandy Hook, IFPTE Remembers Anne Marie Murphy

December 14th marked the five year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, where 26 people, including young children, were brutally killed while at school. Among the victims was IFPTE Local 136-13 member, Anne Marie Murphy, who was a Para-educator at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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12.14.17

Sorscher on Capitol Hill

SPEEA Labor Rep, Stan Sorscher was in Washington, DC this week visiting with key lawmakers on issues related to trade and H-1B visa reform.

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12.14.17

IFPTE Urges Rep. Norcross to Seek Answers to the Navy's Dragon Speak Problem

After learning that an IFPTE Local 3 member is being threatened with termination because the Navy has failed for four years to properly accommodate her disability, IFPTE is asking her Congressman, Rep. Norcross to ask the hard questions.

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12.06.17

Thousands Rally to Support DACA and TPS

On December 6th, more than one thousand activists gathered in Senate park to support the passage of the Dream Act of 2017.

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12.06.17

As A Government Shutdown Loomed, Local 12 Took to Capitol Hill

Local 12 members Darci Shapley and Kurt Nordberg visited Capitol Hill this week to not only inform key lawmakers about the issues impacting their members employed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, but to also urge Congress to come to an agreement on a spending bill to avert a government shutdown.

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12.04.17

IFPTE Canadian Area Locals Hold Their Semi-Annual Meeting in Toronto

Locals 160, 161, 162 and 164 held their annual IFPTE Canadian Area meeting in Toronto.

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11.30.17

Senate Set to Consider Its 'Tax Cut for the Wealthy' Bill

IFPTE sent a letter this week to all Senators opposing the Senate’s tax bill highlighting the inherent unfairness of bill.

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11.27.17

Stone on Capitol Hill to Talk Taxes, NASA

This week Local 30 President/Western Federal Area Vice President, Lee Stone, was on Capitol Hill with IFPTE legislative staff visiting key offices in opposition to the Senate tax bill.

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11.27.17

House Set to Consider Another Bill Targeting Federal Workers

IFPTE wrote to House lawmakers that HR 4182, which is on the House schedule for Thursday and aims to extend federal employee probationary periods to not less than two years.

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11.21.17

IFPTE is One of 21 Labor Organizations to Condemn VA BRAC Legislation

As the full House is soon expected to consider HR 4243, legislation to open the floodgates for the Trump Administration to close Veterans Administration-run health facilities and shift those resources to more costly, less effective private sector entities, IFPTE is one of 21 labor organizations that signed a letter to House lawmakers.

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11.15.17

Full House set to consider tax cut for the wealthy and corporations — IFPTE weighs in

IFPTE weighed again against HR 1, the House tax bill that will be voted on in the full House, urging lawmakers to, “reject HR 1, and instead replace it...

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11.13.17

IFPTE is one of seventeen unions to condemn effort to extend draconian VA Accountability Act

Seventeen unions representing federal workers, including IFPTE, signed a letter to House lawmakers condemning an effort by Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R, GA) to have other government agencies join the VA in stripping worker due process rights...

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