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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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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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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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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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IFPTE Veterans' Committee Hosts Its Fall 2017 Meeting

the IFPTE Veterans Committee held its Fall meeting focusing on the legislative issues before Congress that are impacting Veterans.

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IFPTE Issues Letter of Opposition Against House Tax Reform Proposal

IFPTE urges lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee to, “work to defeat this gravely misguided massive tax cut for the powerful and the wealthy masquerading as reform...

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House Judiciary Committee set to consider H-1B Visa legislation – IFPTE weighs-in

As the committee prepares to consider HR 170, sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa, IFPTE sends a letter to lawmaker urging them to oppose the bill...

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IFPTE Statement on Senate Democrats 'Better Deal' Proposal for Collective Bargaining, Labor Law Reform

The Executive Officers of IFPTE issued the following comments in response to yesterday's unveiling of 'A Better Deal on Collective Bargaining.

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Mr. Shearon Goes to Winnipeg

IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer Paul Shearon was in Winnipeg, Manitoba for back-to-back Annual General Meetings with TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 and WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162.

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Thousands Attend the Inaugural Women's Convention

Forty-two hundred women and men came together last weekend in Detroit to carry on the momentum from the Women’s March.

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IFPTE Members Help to Lay a Soldier to Rest...75 Years After His Passing

IFPTE Local 121 represented members employed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) helped to make history recently by properly identifying Petty Officer 3rd Class, Samuel Warwick Crowder, who died on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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IFPTE Sends a Second Letter to NDAA Conferees

IFPTE pens its second letter to NDAA conferees, this time opposing Senate NDAA provisions that would liberalize DoD’s contracting policies and weaken Buy America regulations for DoD contractors.

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IFPTE Joins Over 200 Organizations in Opposition to the So-called Save Local Business Act

The sign-on letter led by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) warns house lawmakers that the legislation (HR 3441), “opens the door to widespread wage theft…”

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IFPTE Attending the Inaugural Women's Convention

A contingent of IFPTE delegates are gearing up to attend The Inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit taking place from October 27-29.

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Congress Approves Senate's FY18 Budget, Takes Federal Employees Cuts Off The Table...For Now

After IFPTE and many other labor unions weighed in with lawmakers against $32 billion in mandated federal pension and health benefit cuts called for in the House-passed FY18 budget, Congress approved a final budget package that does not include the offensive House language.

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IFPTE Urges NDAA Conferees to Protect Federal Defense Jobs, Overturn Per Diem Cut Policy

As defense conferees begin to meet to reconcile the respective House and Senate defense authorization bills, IFPTE sent a letter to defense conferees urging them to reject some language in the legislation.

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IFPTE Attends AFL-CIO's 28th Constitutional Convention

The AFL-CIO held its 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, October 22-26, 2017.

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AALJs Hold Annual Education Conference in Chicago

The AALJ's convened their annual training conference in Chicago where upwards of 200 Social Security Administration (SSA) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) attended the training.

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Senate Budget Far From Great, But It Does Spare Mandated Federal Employee Pay and Benefit Cuts

The Senate passed their FY18 budget by a vote of 51-49. The budget blueprint did not follow the House’s lead by including billions of dollars in mandatory cuts to federal employee pensions and health benefits.

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SOLIDARITY ALERT: IFPTE Local 196 Holds Bi-Annual Member Luncheon in New Jersey

Local 196 President/Atlantic Area Vice President, Sean McBride hosted a member luncheon in New Jersey, meeting with members from various Local Chapters to provide legislative, legal and general union business updates.

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