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09.03.18

CBTU Holds Region One Conference

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Region One Annual Conference was held in mid August in Albany New York, and is chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ontario Canada.

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08.30.18

An Open Letter to IFPTE Members Commemorating Labour Day 2018

"On this Labor Day, as we celebrate with our union Sisters and Brothers, families and friends, and our fellow citizens, we will also keep fighting, keep organizing, and keep winning.

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08.29.18

Trump Gives the Gift of a Federal Worker Pay Freeze--on the Eve of Labor Day

IFPTE responded to yesterday’s announcement from President Trump that a pay increase for federal workers is, “inappropriate.”

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08.27.18

After Hurricane Lane, IFPTE Union Family Needs Our Help

Mark and Deanna Spain and their two children recently suffered severe water damage to their family home on Hawai`i island from the effects of Hurricane Lane.

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08.25.18

IFPTE Honors the Life of Senator John McCain

IFPTE issued the following statement on the death of Senator John McCain.

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08.25.18

Labor Stands Strong When We Stand Together

A coalition of 13 federal labor unions, members of the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), lauded the decision issued in the U.S. District Court regarding the overreach of three Executive Orders issued by President Trump on July 25, 2018.

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08.25.18

Trump Executive Orders Deemed Mostly Illegal

District of Columbia Federal Circuit Court Judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson, issued a decision calling the Trump administration’s arguments in favor of the Executive Orders “meritless” and “circular,” comparing them to “verbal jujitsu.”

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08.21.18

NFFE Executive Director and Long-Time Friend of IFPTE is a Candidate for NARFE President

Current NFFE executive director, Steve Lenkart, has thrown his hat into the ring to lead the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

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08.20.18

Organizing Alert: SPEEA's Wichita Engineering Unit Tops 72 Percent

SPEEA/Local 2001 notched a significant milestone last week when the membership of the Wichita Engineering Unit (WEU) eclipsed 72 percent.

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08.09.18

Local 2001/SPEEA labor rep, Stan Sorscher, talks trade tariffs in his latest column in The Stand

Stan writes that, “Tariffs have a legitimate purpose in the context of a larger strategy. What is our strategic purpose? What do we want?”.

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08.02.18

IFPTE Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

In a letter to members of the United States Senate, IFPTE informed lawmakers that, “Throughout his twelve years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has consistently sided with employers, while ruling against workers at every opportunity.”

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07.27.18

IFPTE Applauds Senators Van Hollen, Cardin for Stepping Up in Support of Federal Workers

Maryland Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin not only organized floor statements this week in support of federal workers, they also penned several letters to SSA regarding the agency’s lawless implementation of the Trump union busting and federal employee due process Executive Orders.

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07.25.18

IFPTE Participates in Rally for Federal Workers, Oral Arguments Against Trump EOs Heard in Court

As union lawyers were arguing in federal court on Wednesday, the labor movement was rallying outside the courthouse in Washington, DC.

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07.24.18

Shearon Named to AFL-CIO Executive Council, DPE Board

At the start of this week’s summer AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Washington, DC, President Richard Trumka recommended and the Executive Council approved, IFPTE President Shearon’s appointment to the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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07.24.18

Stone Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Executive Orders with Key Hill Offices

IFPTE Western Federal Area Vice President Dr. Lee Stone was joined on Capitol Hill by IFPTE legislative staff to meet with key Hill offices to discuss President Trump’s May 25th executive orders targeting federal employees and their unions.

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07.23.18

IFPTE Issues Letter Opposing the So-Called MERIT Act, MSPB Bills

IFPTE sent a letter to all House lawmakers asking they oppose HR 559 and HR 6391, warning that the legislation is, “aimed at ending federal employee due process protections, and erode the scope of bargaining for federal unions.”

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07.23.18

Local 21 Holds Newly Revamped Union Steward Training Program for Oakland Members

Last month, fourteen Local 21 members spent a Saturday at the downtown Oakland office attending Local 21’s newly revamped union steward program.

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07.20.18

Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum Elected to Ontario Legislature

Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum was elected as Member of Provincial Parliament in her riding of Scarborough Southwest with 45% of the vote.

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07.20.18

Latest Trump Administration Executive Order Aims to Politicize the Courts

IFPTE responded to this week’s Executive Order that guts the merit system hiring of federal ALJ’s, calling the effort, “the equivalent of placing a thumb on the scale of justice.”

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07.19.18

Canada's Labour Leaders Urge Premiers to Collaborate on a National Universal Pharmacare Plan

WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 News Release: During the Council of the Federation meeting in Saint Andrews, N.B., labour leaders from across the country united to deliver a message to Canada Premiers.

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