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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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04.02.20

Mobilization Alert: Manitoba Federation of Labour Launches Campaign to Support Working Families

Because Manitoba is the only Provincial government in Canada not offering financial assistance to workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL), of which IFPTE Locals 161 and 162 are affiliated, is asking activists and members to call on Manitoba premier Brian Pallister to “help working families at a time when they need it most.”

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04.02.20

NAIJ Details Steps for Conducting Immigration Hearings Remotely and Without Endangering Public

As civil rights groups and immigration attorneys file separate lawsuits to close the Immigration Courts and move proceedings remotely, NAIJ proposes options for remote hearings.

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04.01.20

Manitoba Unions Hear From Scared Workers During Pandemic

Manitoba workers who fear the spread of COVID-19 while on the job, including postal workers who are deemed essential, are bombarding unions and labour groups with their concerns

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04.01.20

CLC Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), issued a statement in regards to the COVID pandemic that provides an outline of the work that the CLC has been doing to respond to the pandemic on behalf of workers and their families.

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04.01.20

An Open Letter to the Top 10 Private Health Insurance Companies

A host of organizations signed a joint letter urging America's top 10 private health insurance companies to commit immediately to waiving all cost-sharing for patients, including all co-payments, deductibles and coinsurance, for any and all care associated with preventing, diagnosing, and treating COVID-19 and its symptoms.

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04.01.20

SUP Letter to Solicitor General: Make Corrections System Safe and Effective During COVID-19

The Society of United Professionals President (SUP/IFPTE Local 160)/IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President Scott Travers, representing 8,000 Ontario workers including upwards of 400 lawyers and legal professionals at Legal Aid Ontario, sent a letter to Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones expressing concern about crowding in provincial detention centers.

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04.01.20

Solidarity Alert: SCMMA Participates In Saskatoon Pandemic Committee Enhancements

After the initial State of Emergency declaration by the Province of Saskatchewan two weeks ago, the Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association (SCMMA/IFPTE Local 222), other civic unions, and civic administration have sprung into action by forming a Pandemic Committee that includes political, administrative, and labour leadership.

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03.30.20

IFPTE Joins Letter Calling on American Hospital Association to Denounce Employers Silencing Workers

Healthcare workers, union and nonunion, are at the center of the response to the global pandemic and their voices are critical in this crisis.

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03.27.20

Labor Strong: SPEEA and IFPTE Legislative Efforts Deliver for Members During the COVID Pandemic Crisis

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 Legislative Director Brandon Anderson updated staff this week on the union’s legislative progress on the latest COVID relief package moving through Capitol Hill, noting “SPEEA and IFPTE worked closely together over the last week to ensure that our priorities of protecting jobs, CBAs and worker safety were included in the final version passed by the Senate.”

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03.27.20

Broad Coalition of Stakeholders Joins NAIJ's Call to Close the Immigration Courts

Rep. Jayapal and Washington State Dems, Chairman Nadler, and Senators Feinstein, Warren and Markey join attorneys, civil rights group, NAIJ/JC 2, AFGE Local 511, and American Immigration Lawyers Assoc. in requesting immediate of suspension of hearings in the name of public safety.

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03.26.20

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Federations of Labour Keep Heat on Provincial Lawmakers

Manitoba Labour Federation President, Kevin Rebeck, continues to urge Provincial leaders to approve 14 days of paid sick leave, saying that, “This protection needs to be available to all workers…”, while the Saskatchewan Labour Federation has called their government’s response, “boutique benefits that apply for narrow groups of people.”.

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03.26.20

IFPTE Supports Big First Step Easing Financial Woes of Workers

IFPTE President Paul Shearon released the following statement applauding last night’s unanimous passage in the Senate of HR 748, a bill funding a wide range of federal initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03.25.20

TEAM Office and Members Join the Many Millions Now Working from Home

Preparations were already underway when at the urging of the Canadian government two weeks ago, the TEAM staff vacated their office and setup operations from home.

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03.25.20

IFPTE Applauds Bipartisan Kilmer/Fitzpatrick, Cardin Executive Order Repeal Legislation

Key officers of IFPTE issued a statement applauding the Kilmer/Fitzpatrick bill to repeal the Trump Administration's Executive Orders aimed at eliminating collective bargaining rights in the federal sector rendering federal workers as at-will employees into the Houses COVID3 relief bill.

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