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05.21.18

Legislative Update: IFPTE Endorsed bustos/Davis Bipartisan Bill to Protect USACE Jobs

Last week IFPTE reported out on a joint labor/Waterways Council endorsement of HR 5688, the Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018.

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05.18.18

First Pensions and Now Official Time - OPM Director Pon Hits the Ground Running, Attacking Federal Workers and Their Unions

This week the Director took to Capitol Hill to testify in defense of the draconian cuts, as well as release a one-sided report on the use of official time.

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05.17.18

IFPTE, DPE, and AFL-CIO Endorse Rep. Serrano's Amendment to Block Prodcution Quotas for Immigration Judges

With the DOJ planning to include production quotas in Immigration Judges' performance evaluations, IFPTE and the labor movement backed an appropriations bill amendment that protects due process and judicial independence for the U.S. Immigration Court.

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05.16.18

IFPTE endorses Bustos/Davis bipartisan bill to protect USACE lock and dam jobs

This week IFPTE, along with the AFL-CIO, AFGE, the IBEW, NFFE and the Waterways Council, endorsed HR 5688, the Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018...

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05.16.18

House aims to open up VA healthcare to full-scale privatization – IFPTE weighs in

As the House is set to consider a bill to dole out VA healthcare to the highest bidder, IFPTE warns house members that the legislation, “puts profit above people.”

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05.11.18

TEAM Questions BCE Strategy

On May 3rd, Bell Canada Entreprises, the parent company of Bell MTS, held their annual shareholders meeting in Toronto, Ontario, and TEAM Local 161 attended to question the BCE shareholders.

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05.11.18

Union Veterans Council (UVC) Reminds Senators that Our Nation Needs a Truly “Qualified” VA Secretary

After the debacle regarding the President’s last pick for Veterans Administration Secretary, AFL-CIO UVC Executive Director Will Attig took a pro-active approach with Senators this week.

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05.10.18

Sen. Sanders Introduces Bill to Strengthen Workers’ Right to Unionize and Negotiate Collectively

Earlier this week, IFPTE endorsed the Workplace Democracy Act, a revamped version of the Employee Free Choice Act.

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05.10.18

IFPTE Seeks a Fix to Merchant Marine Pension Loophole

This week IFPTE sent a letter to Senate defense authorizers asking for a legislative fix to a pension loophole impacting federal employees who have graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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05.08.18

OPM Director Gives the Gift of Pension Cuts to Federal Workers--During Public Service Recognition Week

IFPTE joined 27 other labor organizations in signing a letter to the House Armed Services Committee urging lawmakers to "reject" OPM Director, Jeff Pon's plan to take a wrecking ball to worker pensions...

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05.03.18

SF Labor Council, Senator Harris Honor Retiring L21 Executive Director Bob Muscat

California Senator Kamala Harris joined the San Francisco AFL-CIO to honor the career of retiring Local 21 Executive Director Bob Muscat.

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05.01.18

RSC Outlines Their Severe Plan to Attack Workers and Their Unions

The House of Representatives Republican Study Committee RSC) released their Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget proposal that took direct aim at federal employees, and labor unions in general.

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05.01.18

Bipartisan Group of Senators Push Back Against Plan to Close Boston FLRA office

Led by Senators Markey and Collins, thirteen Senators wrote to FLRA Chairman, Colleen Kiko, expressing, "concern over the announcement that the FLRA intends to close its regional offices in Dallas and Boston."

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04.26.18

NJCSA 21 Rallies for a Fair Collective Bargaining Agreement

Newark Council 21 (IFPTE NJCSA 21), a professional workers’ union of over 900 City of Newark, New Jersey employees who have been without a collective bargaining agreement since December 2014, rallied for a fair labor contract.

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04.26.18

IFPTE Endorses Rep. Larson Bill to Shore Up and Expand Social Security

This week IFPTE issued a letter of support for The Social Security 2100 Act (HR 1902), a bill sponsored by Connecticut Congressman John Larson.

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04.25.18

JC1 Visits Capitol Hill to Talk Social Security

Judge Marilyn Zahm and Vice President Judge Linda Stagno were in Washington this week to visit with key lawmakers to discuss the union’s disability adjudication process recommendations.

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04.25.18

IFPTE Sends Letter Supporting House’s FAA Reauthorization and Amendments to Protect and Promote U.S. Transportation Workers

The bipartisan bill provides predictable and stable funding for the U.S. aviation infrastructure.

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04.24.18

IFPTE, NAIJ urge transparency when it comes to Immigration Judge production quotas

Following yesterday’s news that the DOJ failed to acknowledge an internal study that warned against Immigration Judge production quotas, IFPTE and the NAIJ sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers...

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04.19.18

Judge Tabaddor Testifies Before Congress

This week Judge Ashley Tabaddor, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (IFPTE Judicial Council 2), testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration.

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04.18.18

Department for Professional Employees Weighs-in Against Immigration Court Production Quotas

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, DPE President, Paul Almeida, warns that production quotas, "will threaten the professional integrity of the IJs..."

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