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04.21.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Send Necessary Aid to State and Local Governments

In a letter to the House of Representatives, IFPTE urged Members of Congress to include the following provisions into the current relief bill to provide a huge shot in the arm for our states and localities.

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04.20.20

TVA Management Message to Outsourced IT Workers - 'Suck It Up and Train Your Replacements'

As Congress was just completing another spending package this week worth nearly $500 billion aimed at saving jobs, the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federal government entity, was moving full steam ahead in outsourcing hundreds of IT jobs.

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04.20.20

Reps Levin and Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Effort to Modernize Private Sector Union Elections

After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took the unprecedented step of suspending all union representation elections in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including an election being led by ESC/IFPTE Local 20, Congressmen Andy Levin (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led a bipartisan sign-on letter to House leaders.

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04.18.20

COVID-19: A Message from SUP President Scott Travers

Scott Travers, president of the Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) and an IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President, wrote an open letter to the Local's membership to thank and encourage their efforts during these challenging circumstances.

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04.17.20

Not Letting a Crisis Go To Waste, FLRA Seeks to Silence Federal Unions During COVID Pandemic

House Federal Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly led a sign-on letter today informing FLRA Chairperson Kiko that, “It is unacceptable that the FLRA and the Trump Administration would take this radical and unprecedented action to restrict the rights of federal employees as they work around the clock to keep our country safe amid this global coronavirus pandemic.”

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04.17.20

SCMMA Values Union Cooperation and Solidarity

The recent affiliation of SCMMA Local 222 has opened up an entirely new world of cooperation and solidarity for its membership, and the Local's president, Jackie Morley, has been very captivated by the change in dynamics with other unions at the city of Saskatoon.

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04.17.20

Ontario Observes Moment of Silence for Healthcare Workers

SUP/IFPTE Local 160 paused for a moment of silence on April 17 at 11:00 am to recognize a hospital worker who died of COVID-19 at William Osler Health Centre and the nearly 1000 healthcare workers who have contracted the virus in Ontario.

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04.16.20

Shearon Joins AFL-CIO Affiliated Union Leaders in Urging Congress to 'Put Workers First'

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka led a letter signed by many of America’s labor leaders, including IFPTE President Paul Shearon, informing Congress of the five economic essentials that must be at the center of the CARES 2 package.

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04.15.20

IFPTE Joins Federal-Postal Coalition Unions in Outlining COVID Related Issues Impacting Federal Workers

IFPTE was one of 28 Federal-Postal Coalition organizations signing a letter to all Congressional lawmakers this week urging Congress’ “prompt response,” to the “challenges facing the federal and postal community related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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04.14.20

Reps. Norcross and Smith Lead Bipartisan Bicameral Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Including Relief for Unions in Paycheck Protection Program

Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) and Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) led a bipartisan letter cosigned by the entire NJ Congressional Delegation to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Kevin McCarthy, Leader Mitch McConnell and Leader Chuck Schumer as part of their effort to amend the critical COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program to include both labor and business member organizations, allowing them to tap into the loan program and sustain staff during the economic crisis.

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04.13.20

Support Joyce's Campaign for the Kansas Legislature

IFPTE encourages union members to support the campaign of SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 member Matthew Joyce in his run to the Kansas legislature.

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04.10.20

An Interview with Richard Mahe, President of WAPSO Local 162

Richard Mahe, president of the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162) sat for interview discussing his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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04.10.20

Aviation Subcommittee Chair Larsen and Washington State Democrats Seek Answers from Boeing on Impact to Workers

The Boeing Corporation is reportedly contemplating refusing to accept the taxpayer-funded bailout due to minimal requirements.

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04.10.20

President Shearon and Union Presidents Voice Workers' Priorities on Call to Fed Reserve Board of Governors

President Shearon and Secretary Treasurer Biggs also sent a letter to the Fed Reserve requesting its "lending facilities include robust protections for workers and help stabilize and sustain state and local public services."

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04.09.20

NAIJ/Judicial Council 2 Urges Congressional Appropriators to Include Telework Funding in Upcoming Relief Bill

The request follows IFPTE's recommendation to Congressional leaders that the next relief bill include "maximum use of telework" whenever possible for federal employees.

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04.08.20

SOLIDARITY ALERT: SUP/IFPTE Local 160 Donates Thousands in Support of Ontario Food Banks

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) donated $40,000 to community food banks across Ontario.

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04.08.20

"Does This Make Any Sense?" - As Millions Lose Jobs, TVA -Owned by the Federal Government- Plans to Ship IT Jobs to France and India

Despite millions of workers losing jobs due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) continues to move full steam ahead to unnecessarily outsource hundreds of IT jobs.

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04.07.20

IFPTE Outlines Our Priorities As Congressional Leaders Craft A Fourth COVID-19 Relief Bill

In an extensive letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer regarding the fourth COVID-19 pandemic relief bill, IFPTE outlined our list of priorities and recommendations to assist our diverse membership.

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04.06.20

ACTION ALERT: CLC Asks Banks to Lower Interest Rates

Join the Canadian Labour Congress’ campaign asking big banks and credit card companies to lower interest rates.

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04.03.20

Shearon Speaks with Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Regarding Federal Workers Impacted by COVID-19

IFPTE President Paul Shearon participated in a conference call today organized by Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen regarding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on federal workers across the nation.

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