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04.13.18

IFPTE and NAIJ Urge Congress to Block Unjust IJ Production Quotas

In a bipartisan letter to leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, IFPTE warns lawmakers that the imposition of production quotas, “is reckless, injudicious, and will be counterproductive in reducing the 700,000 case backlog.”

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04.09.18

Training for Local 852

The new officers of Local 852, US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, KY, recently was recently provided training by the International Representative David LaFemina.

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04.09.18

IFPTE Mourns the Death of Senator Daniel Akaka

Local 121 President, Jamie Hiranaka said that Senator Akaka’s, “many contributions to countless workers and their families continue to live on today and will for many years to come--something that Local 121 will forever be grateful for.”

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04.04.18

IFPTE Joins the Labor Movement in Memphis to Honor MLK's Contributions to Labor and Humanity

A contingent of IFPTE members, officers and staff participated in recognition events in Memphis, TN marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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04.03.18

Grabelle Elected New Executive Director of IFPTE Local 21

Debra Grabelle was unanimously elected to serve as Executive Director of IFPTE Local 21.

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04.03.18

IFPTE Endorses Rich Lazer for Congress, Calling Him, "A True Union Candidate"

IFPTE Local 3 members and PAC supporters, Naydeen Jones-Buggs and Michael Buggs, visited with Congressional candidate Rich Lazer, who is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.

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04.02.18

Nearly 25 Years After the Signing of NAFTA, Why Are Investors More Important Than Everyone Else?

In an April 3rd column in theStand, Stan Sorscher asks why investors are more important than everyone else?

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03.28.18

IFPTE Endorses Doug Chin for Congress

Following Wednesday's IFPTE Local 121 membership vote in support of the candidacy of Hawaii Lieutenant Governor, Doug Chin, for the House of Representatives, IFPTE followed suit this week by lending the support of the entire union to Chin's candidacy.

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03.27.18

IFPTE Congratulates Sue Rollins on Her Retirement

Sue Rollins, who has a long and rich history with TVA and representing the members of the Engineering Association (EA/IFPTE Local 1937), will be retiring after more than four decades of service.

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03.26.18

Travers Testifies on Potential Toronto Hydro Privatization

Last week Scott Travers, SUP/IFPTE Local 160 President and Canadian Area Vice President, addressed the City of Toronto's Executive Committee to speak against Toronto Hydro privatization, informing committee members that, "privatization is simply bad policy."

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03.22.18

Draconian Holman Rule Still Alive and Well in the U.S. House

This week the Fed-Postal Coalition, in which IFPTE is a member, sent a letter to House members in opposition to the continuation of the Holman Rule, which will allow lawmakers to amend bills on the House floor that could immediately eliminate any single or multiple federal jobs without recourse.

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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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