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11.08.19

Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Local 222 Affiliates with IFPTE

IFPTE welcomes the Saskatoon Civic Middle Management (SCMMA/IFPTE Local 222) to our incredible organization! The SCMMA represents 350 professional and technical members with the City of Saskatoon and is the first IFPTE Local within the province of Saskatchewan.

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11.07.19

Statement by Hon. Ashley Tabaddor, President of Judges’ Union (NAIJ), on Revelation of “Gross Irregularities” in DOJ Immigration Data

On Oct. 31, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University released a report documenting “gross irregularities in recent data releases” by the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) at the U.S. Department of Justice. The following statement is from Hon. Ashley Tabbador, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), who also serves as a U.S. immigration court judge based in Los Angeles

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11.06.19

Get Up, Stand Up: SUP Holds Its Annual Council Conference

The Society of United Professionals' (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) council reps gathered in Toronto as part of the Local's annual conference.

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11.06.19

Shearon Joins IUC Affiliate Presidents Urging Inclusion of Concrete Labor Protections in NAFTA 2.0

AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC) leaders signed a letter this week to House lawmakers to "oppose consideration of the NAFTA 2.0 until our long-standing concerns have been satisfactorily addressed and our core recommendations are incorporated into the final text of the agreement."

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11.05.19

Our Deepest Condolences to IFPTE Western Area Vice President John Mader on the Passing of His Wife

It is with a heavy heart that we express our deepest condolences to John Mader, IFPTE Western Area Vice President and President of Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC/IFPTE Local 20), who unexpectedly lost his wife, Sandie, in October.

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11.04.19

IFPTE Joins FWA Unions in Urging Senate Consideration of Healthcare Excise Tax Repeal Bill

In the latest FWA letter to lawmakers urging for a permanent repeal of the 40% tax on healthcare benefits, particularly union negotiated benefit packages, IFPTE was one of 23 unions urging Senators to, “request a Senate vote to repeal the 40% excise tax this year.”

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11.01.19

"Solidarity Without Borders" - IFPTE President Shearon Joins AFL-CIO Delegation to El Paso and Juarez

Shearon joined 100 labor leaders from over 20 unions across the U.S. gathered in El Paso to listen to stories of workers trying to survive and organize in border communities in the U.S. and Mexico

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11.01.19

Judicial Council 1/AALJ VP Judge Gabrielle Vitellio visits Capitol Hill

Judge Vitellio was joined on the Hill by IFPTE for over twenty House and Senate visits regarding issues impacting IFPTE members all throughout the federal sector.

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11.01.19

Local 20/ESC National and Local Agreements with Kaiser Overwhelmingly Ratified

With very strong turnout, all Local contracts were decisively passed across all bargaining units, securing one of the best contracts in the industry.

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10.31.19

IFPTE Sends Letter to House Financial Services Committee Urging Vote for Ex-Im Bank Funding

On Thursday, the House Committee narrowly passed the 10 year reauthorization.

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10.31.19

IFPTE Applauds Winners of 2019 TEAM-IFPTE Local 161

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Local 161/TEAM held their 2019 scholarship awards ceremony in Winnipeg

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10.31.19

IFPTE Requests Hearings on Immigration Court and DOJ Effort to Decertify Immigration Judges' Union

In light of recent developments at the Immigration Court and the DOJ's anti-union effort against Immigration Judges, IFPTE urged the committees with jurisdiction on the matter in the House to hold hearings.

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10.30.19

WSN Conference Call Talks #MeToo Movement

The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network held its 4th installment of their Women & Unions International Conference Call series this past Wednesday. The one-hour teleconference focused on understanding the #MeToo movement and what implications it has on workplaces and unions.

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10.28.19

CLUW Celebrates Its 20th Biennial Convention

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) celebrates its 20th Biennial Convention in Las Vegas under the theme of 'Coming Together to Change the World'.

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10.28.19

IFPTE Welcomes New Nonprofit Units Into NPEU/IFPTE Local 70

IFPTE is ecstatic to welcome three new units into the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local). The new units include Food & Water Watch, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Action Squared.

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10.25.19

IFPTE Leaders Gather at Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council Annual Conference

IFPTE President Paul Shearon and IFPTE Eastern Federal Area Vice President Gay Henson were guests of SUP/IFPTE Local 160 President/IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President Scott Travers at the Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council Annual Conference. The Council was structured to update Unionized Nuclear Industry Workers on the current events in their industry and to provide input into the Council's activities.

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10.25.19

IFPTE Urges Congress to Close the TRICARE/HSA Loophole

In a letter this week to the Senate Veterans’ Committee asking lawmakers to fix current law preventing military retirees eligible for TRICARE from also participating in Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), IFPTE said the current law, “is unfair to Veterans and should be corrected.”

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10.22.19

WAPSO Advocacy Leads to Safer Workplaces

The City of Winnipeg has been making steady progress over the last couple of years to enhance safety and security on Winnipeg Transit buses. On October 21, the city introduced the use of safety vests for Winnipeg Transit Inspectors, who are members of WAPSO Local 162.

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10.18.19

Members of Congress Tell Attorney General: Stop Attack on Immigration Judges Union

Eighty Members of Congress signed on to a letter led by Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA) to urge Attorney General Barr to withdraw the DOJ petition to decertify the the NAIJ/IFPTE Judaical Council 2.

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10.17.19

IFPTE Western Federal Area VP Lee Stone on Capitol Hill

Dr. Stone, who was accompanied by Secretary-Treasurer/Legislative Director, Matt Biggs, visited several congressional offices this week on Capitol Hill. Among the issues pursued by IFPTE were urging lawmakers to counter the Administration's union busting Executive Orders by preserving Section 749 of the House passed FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill in any final spending measure later this year.

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