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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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03.08.19

IFPTE Representative David LaFemina Steps Up to Support Connecticut’s Para Educators

In testimony provided to Connecticut’s Labor and Education Committee in support of raising the minimum wage, LaFemina informs lawmakers that the legislation will go a long way in improving the livelihoods of IFPTE represented Para Educators.

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03.07.19

Local 400 Holds Annual Stewards/Board Member Appreciation Dinner

Local 400 recognized union stewards, board members and other union activists who volunteer their time on behalf of their fellow workers and in support of their union.

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03.07.19

IFPTE Endorses Schatz/DeFazio Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) Legislation

IFPTE was one of 61 organizations signing a letter endorsing the Wall Street Tax Act of 2019...

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02.27.19

WSN Conference Call Tackles Bullying in the Workplace

The IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network held their semi-annual educational conference call series this past week. Over 50 members registered to participate in the teleconference to learn about bullying and harassment in the workplace.

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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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