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10.09.18

Local 12 Sends Contingent to Capitol Hill to Talk Federal Employee, Shipyard Issues

Local 12’s John Bernstein, Christine Wulf and Dede Chance visited the Capitol Hill offices of several Washington State lawmakers this week to discuss key issues facing their membership.

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10.05.18

IFPTE Endorses Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress

IFPTE is one of several unions to endorse Dr. Schrier, noting that, "after speaking with Dr. Schrier, and after her discussions directly with SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 members and leaders, it's clear to IFPTE that she is, by far, the best candidate for this seat.

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10.05.18

IFPTE Local 12 Membership Recruitment Drive a Success!

Under the leadership of President Kurt Nordberg, along with Legislative Representative John Bernstein, IFPTE Local 12 has increased their membership numbers by 10% in the past two months!

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10.03.18

IFPTE Responds to New NAFTA Deal

While stating that the deal is a, “step in the right direction,” IFPTE also cautions that, “The new deal falls short on a key requirement – swift and certain enforcement of labor rights.”

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10.02.18

IFPTE Endorses FAA Authorization Bill

In a letter urging the Senate to support the bill, IFPTE says that the bipartisan bill, “maintains funding for the FAA through fiscal year 2023 while improving the safety and security for passengers and aviation workers, protecting aviation jobs and professional standards, and anticipating technology developments that require regulatory attention.”

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09.26.18

IFPTE Participates in Meeting on Capitol Hill with Federal Employees' Strongest Supporters

President Shearon and Secretary-Treasurer Biggs met at the Capitol with several key lawmakers on issues impacting federal workers.

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09.26.18

Where Have All the Fiscal Conservatives Gone?

As the House was preparing to vote on legislation that further solidifies the new tax law, IFPTE urged lawmakers to vote no, warning that the tax package, “further enriches the ultra-wealthy, increases the federal deficit, sets the stage for cuts to important federally-funded programs that benefit all Americans, and weakens the retirement security of public employees.”

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09.26.18

Senate Committee Aims to Give Trump Administration a Blank Check on Agency Reorganization

As the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gets set to consider several bills, including one aimed at allowing Trump Administration to close and merge agencies with little oversight, IFPTE warns...

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09.25.18

Local 196 Visits Capitol Hill in Support of Better Safety Measures Along New Jersey's Highways

McBride and Robertello were seeking the support of their federally elected officials for IFPTE Local 196 backed legislation before the New Jersey legislature to put in place safety policies for employees who work along New Jersey’s highways.

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09.24.18

Grassroots Unionism: Local 195 Hosts Steward Training at Rutgers University

The two day training curriculum focused on union member Weingarten Rights, grievance handling, an overview of basic public sector labor law, and enhancing member involvement.

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09.21.18

President of Immigration Judges' Association Discusses Challenges Facing Immigration Courts

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), will discuss pressures on judges and the federal immigration court system at the National Press Club on Friday, September 21.

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09.20.18

IFPTE Endorses Rice/Cunningham Bill Calling for Protections for New Jersey's Highway Workers

IFPTE sent a letter to State Senate President, Steve Sweeney, urging him to schedule a vote on legislation authored by Senators Ron Rice and Sandra Cunningham that will put in place concrete safety measures aimed at protecting workers who maintain the State’s highways and expressways.

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09.19.18

IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Reach Contract Deal in New Jersey

In a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) reached this week between the State of New Jersey and IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals, public sector workers represented by Locals 194, 196 and 200—some who work full time but still fall under the poverty line—will receive a raise.

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09.17.18

NLRB General Counsel Signals Changes to DFR Interpretation

The NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel has signaled that it will change its interpretation of “negligence” relating to the duty of fair representation (DFR).

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09.14.18

AALJ Vice President on Capitol Hill to Talk About ALJ Executive Order

Judge Linda Stagno on Capitol to do a round of visits related to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Collins and Cantwell aimed at overturning President Trump’s July 10th executive order ending the longstanding merit-based hiring of federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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09.12.18

IFPTE Endorses America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

IFPTE applauds the bipartisan bill to authorize Army Corps of Engineers projects, particularly, “the inclusion of the bipartisan sponsored Navigation Workers Protection Act, sponsored by Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis.”

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09.06.18
Local 1's Matthew Latham Calls It Like It Is, Talks Pay Freeze with Congressional Lawmakers and the Local News

Local 1's Matthew Latham Calls It Like It Is, Talks Pay Freeze with Congressional Lawmakers and the Local News

Last week, immediately following President Trump's announcement that he will recommend a pay freeze for our nation's federal workers, Local 1 VP, Matthew Latham, represented IFPTE at a labor sponsored meeting with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Bobby Scott in Eastern Virginia, explaining how damaging the pay freeze is to federal workers such as himself.

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09.03.18

CBTU Holds Region One Conference

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Region One Annual Conference was held in mid August in Albany New York, and is chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ontario Canada.

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08.30.18

An Open Letter to IFPTE Members Commemorating Labour Day 2018

"On this Labor Day, as we celebrate with our union Sisters and Brothers, families and friends, and our fellow citizens, we will also keep fighting, keep organizing, and keep winning.

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08.29.18

Trump Gives the Gift of a Federal Worker Pay Freeze--on the Eve of Labor Day

IFPTE responded to yesterday’s announcement from President Trump that a pay increase for federal workers is, “inappropriate.”

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