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04.25.19

IFPTE to New Jersey Governor: Sign the Highway Worker Safety Bill

Even after the bill passed both chambers of the New Jersey legislature without a single vote in opposition, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, is considering whether or not to veto a bill...

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04.18.19

SUP Weighs-In on Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Draconian Budget

The Ontario government released its 2019 budget presenting several issues of concern for The Society of United Professionals members, including a 35% cut to the funding for Legal Aid Ontario, cuts to health care and education spending, and the government’s intentions to consult with public sector unions on compensation costs that could include changes to provincial collective bargaining laws.

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04.18.19

IFPTE Endorses the Bipartisan Relocation Expenses Parity Act

IFPTE joined in coalition with fellow Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) unions in endorsing the legislation (S. 841), which seeks to waive moving expense taxes for newly hired and soon to be retired federal workers who serve the government overseas.

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04.18.19

Solidarity Alert: IFPTE Joins Labor Community in Condemning Union Busting at the FLRA

IFPTE was one of twenty-four labor organizations signing a letter to Representatives Cummings and Quigley requesting that the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee undertake an investigation into the decision by FLRA Chairwoman Colleen Duffy Kiko...

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04.08.19

IFPTE Endorses the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2019

IFPTE applauds the legislation, which is authored by Ohio Representative, Marcy Kaptur and would reinstate Glass-Steagall Act protections, as, “a huge step in the right direction in protecting working families from an unregulated Wall Street.”

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04.04.19

D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments on Appeal of the Trump EO's Limiting Federal Union and Employee Rights

On April 4, 2019, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard from both the unions representing government employees and the government in the government’s appeal of the D.C. District Court decision.

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04.04.19

TEAM, WAPSO Recognizes Centennial Anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, which continues to be one of the most significant and impactful worker struggles in Canada’s history.

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04.02.19

Shearon Meets with Federal Reserve Chairman, Governors

This week IFPTE President, Paul Shearon, joined other union leaders in a meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to discuss the impact that the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions have on the lives of working Americans.

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04.02.19

Women Can Close the Pay Gap by Forming Unions

Today is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2--92 days longer--to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018. NPEU/IFPTE Local 70 penned an op-ed providing real-world examples of workplace policies negotiated by unions to help narrow the gender pay gap.

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03.28.19

A Night to Celebrate Dee Gorczyca's 41 Years of Service to IFPTE

IFPTE local members and leaders throughout New Jersey and the Atlantic Area gathered outside of Trenton on Thursday night to pay tribute to IFPTE international representative, Dolores Gorczyca as she prepares to retire after 41 years of service as an IFPTE member, Local 195 staff, International Secretary-Treasurer, and International representative.

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03.28.19

IFPTE is One of 24 Unions To Endorse the Carried Interest Fairness Act

IFPTE was one of 24 unions that endorsed the Carried Interest Fairness Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Tammy Baldwin (S.781) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (HR.1735) to end an unfair tax loophole for the wealthiest 1%.

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03.27.19

AALJ's Back on Capitol Hill

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

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03.26.19

Society of United Professionals Welcomes Legal Aid Ontario Supervisory Duty Counsel

The Supervisory Duty Counsel (SDC) lawyers employed by Legal Aid Ontario have voted to join the Society of United Professionals/IFPTE Local 160.

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03.26.19

SPEEA Honors Congressman Kilmer

At the Northwest Recognition Banquet, SPEEA recognized the activists who make the union strong. Several awards were presented for lifetime achievement, as well as outstanding leader, contributor, activist and more.

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03.26.19

IFPTE Calls on Representatives to End Gender Pay Discrimination

In a letter to the House of Representatives, IFPTE urged Members of Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is “aimed at closing the pay discrimination gap by strengthening the Equal Pay Act
of 1963.”

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03.25.19

Local 196 Endorsed Safety Legislation Passes Assembly--Awaits Governor Murphy's Signature

IFPTE endorsed legislation passed overwhelmingly this week in the New Jersey Assembly. The legislation, which was being championed by IFPTE Local 196 and is sponsored by Assemblywoman Shevonda Sumter, puts in place strong worker protections for public employees working on the State’s highways.

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03.22.19

New Jersey State Assembly Set to Vote on IFPTE Endorsed Highway Safety Legislation

In anticipation of Monday’s full Assembly vote, IFPTE sends a letter to State Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, applauding her, “for writing and introducing this much needed legislation... ."

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03.14.19

AFL-CIO Winter Meetings Focus on a Fair USMCA, Shoring Up Pension Security, and Expanding Organizing

As a Vice President serving on the AFL-CIO Executive Council, IFPTE President Paul Shearon attended the Federation’s 2019 winter meetings this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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03.14.19

IFPTE Endorses The No Breaks for Outsourcing Act

IFPTE was one of 57 organizations endorsing legislation to, "make our tax system fairer, raise critically needed revenue, and encourage job creation...".

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03.08.19

East Bay Community Law Center Joins ESC Local 20!

Workers from the East Bay Community Law Center cast their votes to join ESC/IFPTE Local 20!

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