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06.19.18

Led by Sen. Van Hollen, 45 U.S. Senators rebuke Trump Executive Orders

The latest condemnation of the draconian Trump Executive Orders involving federal workers and their unions came today when 45 Senators signed a letter sponsored by Senator Van Hollen to the President...

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06.19.18

IFPTE applauds Rep. Derek Kilmer — Congressman steps up in support of government workers

Representative Derek Kilmer penned a column today in The Stand condemning the Trump Administration attacks on government workers...

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06.15.18

National Association of Immigration Judges/Judicial Council II Holds its Annual Training Session

This week, the NAIJ/Judicial Council II hosted Immigration Judges from across the nation for their annual training seminar.

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06.13.18

IFPTE is One of Thirteen Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) Unions Suing the Trump Administration

The unions filed the lawsuit in the DC Federal circuit challenging the May 25th Trump Executive Orders, along with a reminder that the United States, “is a democracy, not a monarchy”.

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06.12.18

Led by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, 21 House Republicans express “objections” to Trump Administration Executive Orders on federal employees

Pennsylvania Congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick, sponsored a letter signed by 21 House Republicans, including Reps. Rodney Davis, Walter Jones, Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith, to President Trump...

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06.12.18

Perdue Amendment to Senate NDAA Seeks 'At Will' Employment for DOD Agencies — IFPTE Weighs-in

As the Senate considers their FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), IFPTE weighed-in on several amendments, including an amendment from Sen. David Perdue...

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06.11.18

IFPTE Secretary Treasurer Paul Shearon Responds to Outrageous Remarks related to U.S.-Canada Relations and Trade by Trump Advisors

Shearon Responds to Outrageous Remarks related to U.S.-Canada Relations and Trade by Trump Advisors Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow; Says Trump Should Apologize.

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06.08.18

IFPTE Leaders Respond to Ontario Election Results

The Society of United Professionals (IFPTE Local 160), and the IFPTE International provided the following response to yesterday’s win by the Progressive Conservatives in Ontario.

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06.07.18

IFPTE Veterans Committee Holds Its Spring/Summer Meeting

IFPTE's Veterans Committee held its first meeting of 2018.

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06.07.18

Rep. Gosar Attempts to Use the Draconian Holman Rule, IFPTE Weighs-In

As the House considers the FY19 MilCon/Energy/Legislative Branch appropriations measure, IFPTE warns lawmakers against the use of the draconian Holman Rule.

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06.06.18

Local 12 Rejects Union Busting, Federal Employee Bashing Executive Orders

In a letter to Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, and Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, Local 12 writes that...

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06.04.18

House Ideologues Seek to Impose Trump Union Busting EO's Through Legislation - IFPTE Urges Opposition

Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally has filed an amendment to the MilCon/VA spending bill to impose Trump’s EO on official time, prompting IFPTE to send a letter to lawmakers.

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06.03.18

SPEEA's Annual Convention and Leadership Conference Focuses on Labor Activists and Champions

SPEEA activists gathered from all bargaining units to conduct union business, network and train to understand their roles and encourage newer members to get involved.

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06.01.18

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Over 30 United DoD Workers Coalition/Federal Workers Alliance Coalition Unions Meet on EOs

IFPTE came together this week in Washington with over 30 other unions to strategize about fighting back against the Trump Administration’s union busting Executive Orders

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05.30.18

Senators Hirono and Shaheen Deliver on Per Diems in Senate NDAA

The amendment mirrors a bill introduced by Senator Hirono last April that restores the per diems and its passage virtually guarantees that the per diems will be restored when Congress ultimately approves the final FY19 NDAA.

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05.24.18

Better Answers on Trade and America's Economy

In 2016, President Trump prevailed over 17 establishment opponents. He is a disrupter. In particular, he disrupted establishment trade policies that have failed millions of Americans.

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05.24.18

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of Local 195 Trustee, Brother Michael Scorzetti

The Federation is sad to report that the IFPTE family lost one of its strongest champions last Saturday when Local 195 Trustee, Michael Scorzetti, passed away at the age of 52.

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05.24.18

'Political Slime on the Taxpayers Dime' – IFPTE Weighs-In on Dishonest Effort to Attack Official Time

This week the House Government Operations Subcommittee continued their misleading attack on official time, holding a hearing on Wednesday with the sole purpose to attack federal labor unions.

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05.23.18

IFPTE Weighs-in on FY19 House NDAA Amendments

IFPTE weighed in today on amendments to the House Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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05.21.18

Supreme Court Delivers Another Blow to Workers' Rights

In a 5-4 opinion by Justice Gorsuch, the Supreme Court delivered another blow to workers’ rights, holding that arbitration clauses in individual employment agreements trump the guarantee of protections of “concerted activity” in the National Labor Relations Act, and that these clauses can bar individual private sector workers from banding together to challenge violations of federal labor and employment laws.

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