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03.17.20

IFPTE Calls on Administration to Mandate Agency Compliance to Protect Federal Workers, the Public

In a letter to OMB and OPM, IFPTE informed the Trump Administration that, “voluntary implementation of OMB and OPM guidance by Agencies has been spotty, quite good in some places, but sadly subject to the whims of recalcitrant or incompetent management at others.”

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03.17.20

WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 Joins With Other City Unions to Call on Winnipeg Mayor to Postpone Budget Due to COVID-19

In a joint statement with CUPE Local 500 and ATU Local 1505, the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162) President Richard Mahe stated that “The Mayor and Councillors need to postpone this process, and if that includes asking the Premier to hold any inhibiting legislation, then that call needs to be made today.”

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03.16.20

IFPTE Local 195 Message to the Members

In an update to Local 195 members, who are employed by the State of New Jersey and municipalities throughout the State, President Tim Rudolph notified workers that, “This past week has been one of epic proportion dealing with All Appointing Authorities as well as the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations in confirming that the COVID-19 guidelines are being observed…”.

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03.16.20

Open Letter to Premier Ford: Provide Emergency Support for All Workers and Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19

In providing the Ford Government with a comprehensive list of measures to be taken to protect workers and the most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, the OFL warned Premier Ford and his top leaders that, “Now is not the time to be worried about balancing the budget; in the short run, critical next steps, resources, and protections are required and required immediately.”

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03.15.20

NAIJ Joins with DHS Lawyers Union and Immigration Lawyers to Call for Emergency Closure of Immigration Courts

In line with urgent guidance from public health agencies and for the sake of public health, the National Association of Immigration Judges calls for closing the Immigration Courts due to COVID-19.

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03.14.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Provide Relief to Workers During Coronavirus Crisis

IFPTE sent a letter to House Members this week in support of H.R. 6201, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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03.13.20

Van Hollen, Cardin, Brown Presssure SSA on Telework Policies - IFPTE Applauds

In light of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continued cutbacks to employee telework, even during the coronavirus health crisis, the three Senators wrote to SSA Commissioner Saul this week, urging him to reverse course on the cuts.

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03.13.20

Rep. Norcross Continues to Press DOD on Trump Unionbusting Memo

In a letter to Secretary Esper, Rep. Norcross stated, “In an era of great uncertainty abroad and as the Department is looking at modernizing the force, we need a strong, stable, highly trained workforce to meet the challenges."

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03.06.20

DeLauro, Murray Authored Bill to Provide Paid Sick Days for Workers Impacted by the Coronavirus

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Patty Murray have jointly authored legislation to provide for paid sick days for workers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

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03.06.20

WSN Releases Top 10 Equity & Inclusion Guide

As we approach International Women's Day (IWD), IFPTE's Women's Solidarity Network (WSN) has created a guide to assist Locals with integrating equity into our union's work.

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03.05.20

EA/IFPTE Local 1937 Visit Capitol Hill to Protect TVA IT Jobs

EA/IFPTE Local 1937 met with lawmakers from the Tennessee Valley regarding the union's ongoing concerns with TVA's plan to outsource hundreds of IT jobs.

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03.04.20

Union Busting Update: Senators Reed, Peters Lead Sign-on Letter to Secretary Esper

The Senators led a letter this week to Defense Secretary Esper in response to the Trump Administration’s efforts for the wholesale elimination of collective bargaining for DOD’s more than 700,000 civilian workers.

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03.04.20

Open Markets Institute Staff Joins NPEU/IFPTE Local 70

The newly organized Union of Open Markets staff joins the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70).

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03.02.20

SPEEA/Local 2001's Matthew Joyce Setting His Sights on the Kansas House

IFPTE is proud to announce that SPEEA member Matthew Joyce is running for the Kansas legislature.

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02.28.20
IFPTE Legislative Advocacy Conference 2020 Round Up

IFPTE Legislative Advocacy Conference 2020 Round Up

IFPTE has another successful Legislative Advocacy Conference during the 1st week in February. Our week-long event brought together members from across the United States and Canada for training and networking opportunities that focused on policy and legislation critical to the interests of IFPTE's members

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02.28.20

Union Busting Update: Senators Collins and Warner Author Sign-On Letter to President Trump

Virginia Senator, Mark Warner, and Maine Senator, Susan Collins, lead a bipartisan Senate sign-on letter to President Trump this week against his Administration’s effort to dismantle DOD’s labor unions, writing that, “labor organizations and collective bargaining in the civil service are in the public interest.”

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02.27.20

Local 400 Broadens Its Membership

Forty-five state engineers in Rhode Island joined IFPTE Local 400 after being identified as non-union. The effort was spearheaded by Local 400 President Mazen Alsabe.

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02.27.20

Local 121 Helps to Welcome Senators Hirono and Kaine to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

IFPTE Local 121 helped to welcome United States Senators Mazie Hirono and Tim Kaine as they visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard last week.

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02.25.20

Hughes-Newman to Retire After Forty-One Years of Service

In a message to the membership, TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 President and IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President Misty Hughes-Newman announced her plans to retire after more than forty-one years of service to MTS/Bell MTS.

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02.24.20

IFPTE Opposes IT Outsourcing at TVA, Sends Letter to Board of Directors

Leaders from IFPTE and EA/IFPTE Local 1937 sent a letter to TVA's Board of Directors opposing the outsourcing of represented IT jobs, a decision that was made with little to no transparency to the Union.

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