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02.22.19

Army Seeks to End Worker Childcare Subsidy Program - IFPTE Weighs-In

IFPTE sent a letter to the House Armed Services Committee leaders this week in opposition to the Department of Army's decision to discontinue the much needed childcare subsidy program.

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02.15.19

IFPTE Mourns the Loss of North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones

IFPTE is sad to report the death of North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones. Congressman Jones, who passed away on Sunday, February 10th, was a longtime friend to IFPTE and our membership.

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02.12.19

Arendt on Capitol Hill as Part of the Waterways Council Legislative Week

IFPTE Local 561 Steward, Mike Arendt, represented IFPTE this week at the annual Waterways Council’s meeting and legislative advocacy week in Washington.

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02.08.19

Merit Systems Protection Board Professional Association Vote to Affiliate with IFPTE

The Merit System Protection Board Professional Association (MSPB-PA) voted to affiliate with IFPTE. The MSPB-PA is a union run by and for the 85 Administrative Judges and Attorneys employed at the U.S. Merit System Protection Board (MSPB).

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01.30.19

IFPTE endorses Rep. Larson’s Social Security 2100 Act

In urging House members to cosponsor the bill, IFPTE writes that the legislation (HR 860), "meets IFPTE's fundamental goals of expanding the Social Security benefit, further shoring up the trust fund, and funding it through a progressive pay-for."

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01.30.19

IFPTE urges support for Rep. Jayapal ‘Medicare for All’ legislation

While asking House lawmakers to cosponsor the legislation, IFPTE points out that the, "costs of the current system — in terms of economics and in Americans' lives — are unsustainable."

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01.30.19

IFPTE endorses House, Senate bills calling for pay parity

IFPTE urged support and passage of House and Senate bills (HR 790, S 262) calling for a 2.6% pay increase for federal workers, calling the legislation, "both fiscally responsible and reflective of the income sacrifice given by federal employees...".

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01.25.19

IFPTE Responds to Shutdown-Ending Deal

"Our union Sisters and Brothers faced a time of need and the IFPTE family and Labor Movement stepped up in a huge way."

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01.25.19

IFPTE letter to the Senate: "End the Madness"

While workers are deciding between food on the table and paying rent, IFPTE urges the Senate to pass legislation to allow nearly a million working families to get paid.

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01.23.19

“Fed-Up” -- Federal Workers - Not Furloughed - Rally this Friday in NYC to Offer Support to Gov’t. Workers Locked-Out and Not Drawing Paychecks

The event also is co-sponsored by American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3911, representing furloughed workers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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01.21.19

On this MLK Day nearly 1 million workers go without pay - IFPTE urges Congress to end the shutdown

In a letter to congressional leadership, IFPTE writes that, "The only solution to this sad situation is for Congress to pass a bill to open the government first, and then negotiate over border security second."

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01.18.19

IFPTE Warns Congress That the New NAFTA Agreement Falls Short

As the new 116th Congress continues to finalize key committee assignments, IFPTE sent a letter to leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees this week regarding the United States, Mexico and Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

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01.17.19

All Politics Are Local

In response to this unnecessary shutdown, IFPTE Eastern Federal Vice President Gay Henson penned a letter to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell reminding him that 'federal employees do live in Kentucky'.

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01.17.19

If You're a Republican Senator From a NASA State, IFPTE and AFGE Have Some Advice for You

As the Republican controlled Senate refuses to consider bills to reopen the government, IFPTE warns those with NASA centers in their states that they must, “end the shutdown now, and “not sit on the sidelines during this pointless and cruel shutdown.” Read more...

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01.16.19

AALJ Makes Its First Visit of the Year to Capitol Hill

Leaders of the Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ/IFPTE Judicial Council #1) were in Washington this week to outline their legislative agenda for the 116th Congress.

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01.10.19

Federal Workers Rally to End Shutdown, March on White House

Scientists, judges, NASA workers and other members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) will join a rally and march to the White House today, calling for an immediate end to the costly and unnecessary government shutdown.

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01.08.19

IFPTE Responds to President Trump’s Address to the Nation

IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, responds that the President, “is responsible for the shutdown,” and, “We need less “Art of the Deal” and more attention to the management of the federal government.”

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01.08.19

The deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship is January 31, 2019

Are you or someone you know in need of scholarship money? Don’t miss your chance to apply for the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship!

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01.07.19

IFPTE warns Senate that without considering the spending bills to re-open government, "this will quickly become its shutdown as well."

"The Senate cannot be passive, waiting for permission from the President to do its job," wrote IFPTE leaders to Senate Majority, Mitch McConnell.

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01.04.19

Shearon: Federal Shutdown Creates Long-Term Damage to Workers, Agencies

“Reports to our union suggest that even if the shutdown ends this week, the damage to federal agencies and their work on behalf of the American people will not be quickly repaired,” Professional and Technical Engineers President Paul Shearon says.

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