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11.06.17

House Judiciary Committee set to consider H-1B Visa legislation – IFPTE weighs-in

As the committee prepares to consider HR 170, sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa, IFPTE sends a letter to lawmaker urging them to oppose the bill...

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11.02.17

IFPTE Statement on Senate Democrats 'Better Deal' Proposal for Collective Bargaining, Labor Law Reform

The Executive Officers of IFPTE issued the following comments in response to yesterday's unveiling of 'A Better Deal on Collective Bargaining.

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11.01.17

Mr. Shearon Goes to Winnipeg

IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer Paul Shearon was in Winnipeg, Manitoba for back-to-back Annual General Meetings with TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 and WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162.

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11.01.17

Thousands Attend the Inaugural Women's Convention

Forty-two hundred women and men came together last weekend in Detroit to carry on the momentum from the Women’s March.

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11.01.17

IFPTE Members Help to Lay a Soldier to Rest...75 Years After His Passing

IFPTE Local 121 represented members employed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) helped to make history recently by properly identifying Petty Officer 3rd Class, Samuel Warwick Crowder, who died on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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10.31.17

IFPTE Sends a Second Letter to NDAA Conferees

IFPTE pens its second letter to NDAA conferees, this time opposing Senate NDAA provisions that would liberalize DoD’s contracting policies and weaken Buy America regulations for DoD contractors.

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10.30.17

IFPTE Joins Over 200 Organizations in Opposition to the So-called Save Local Business Act

The sign-on letter led by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) warns house lawmakers that the legislation (HR 3441), “opens the door to widespread wage theft…”

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10.27.17

IFPTE Attending the Inaugural Women's Convention

A contingent of IFPTE delegates are gearing up to attend The Inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit taking place from October 27-29.

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10.26.17

Congress Approves Senate's FY18 Budget, Takes Federal Employees Cuts Off The Table...For Now

After IFPTE and many other labor unions weighed in with lawmakers against $32 billion in mandated federal pension and health benefit cuts called for in the House-passed FY18 budget, Congress approved a final budget package that does not include the offensive House language.

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10.25.17

IFPTE Urges NDAA Conferees to Protect Federal Defense Jobs, Overturn Per Diem Cut Policy

As defense conferees begin to meet to reconcile the respective House and Senate defense authorization bills, IFPTE sent a letter to defense conferees urging them to reject some language in the legislation.

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10.22.17

IFPTE Attends AFL-CIO's 28th Constitutional Convention

The AFL-CIO held its 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, October 22-26, 2017.

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10.19.17

AALJs Hold Annual Education Conference in Chicago

The AALJ's convened their annual training conference in Chicago where upwards of 200 Social Security Administration (SSA) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) attended the training.

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10.18.17

Senate Budget Far From Great, But It Does Spare Mandated Federal Employee Pay and Benefit Cuts

The Senate passed their FY18 budget by a vote of 51-49. The budget blueprint did not follow the House’s lead by including billions of dollars in mandatory cuts to federal employee pensions and health benefits.

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10.17.17

SOLIDARITY ALERT: IFPTE Local 196 Holds Bi-Annual Member Luncheon in New Jersey

Local 196 President/Atlantic Area Vice President, Sean McBride hosted a member luncheon in New Jersey, meeting with members from various Local Chapters to provide legislative, legal and general union business updates.

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10.16.17

End Secret Power Deals, Say Energy Professionals

Secret Ontario-Quebec electricity negotiations raise red flags over politicized energy decisions, SEP said in an August 8, 2017 media release following revelations that Ontario has been conducting backroom negotiations with Quebec for base load electricity imports.

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10.13.17

IFPTE Members Directly Impacted by California Wildfires... Your Help is Needed

Members of ESC/IFPTE Local 20 and IFPTE Local 21 have been impacted by the ferocious wildfires currently burning throughout northern California.

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10.12.17

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge a Reversal of DoD Per Diem Cut Policy

Thirteen House members wrote to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership asking that they include House passed language in the final Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that, “prohibits the continued implementation…” of the 2014 policy that reduced the per diem payments to DoD workers who travel in excess of 30 days.

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10.12.17

IFPTE Expresses Concern with Federal Reserve Board's Impact on Working Families

With four of the seven Fed Reserve Board of Governors terms set to expire, IFPTE wrote to the Senate Banking Committee.

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10.11.17

IFPTE Sends Large Contingent to MTD Conference

Members from IFPTE Local 121 attended the annual Metal Trades Department conference in Las Vegas.

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10.05.17

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Congress Takes Aim at Jones Act Protections for Unionized Maritime Workers - IFPTE Weighs-In

It is truly regrettable that some in Congress are attempting to erode Jones Act protections for unionized workers during such a trying time for the people of Puerto Rico.

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