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07.19.18

IFPTE is One of Eleven Unions Opposing the Kirk and Maunz Nominations to the MSPB

In a letter sent to the Senate opposing the nominations of Dennis Dean Kirk and Andrew Maunz, eleven unions informed lawmakers that the two, “clearly lack the experience that would make them qualified for positions on the Merit Systems Protection Board.”

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07.19.18

IFPTE Weighs-in on House Interior, EPA/Financial Services and General Government Spending Measure

In a letter sent to all House members, IFPTE urged lawmakers to oppose draconian amendments calling for across the board cuts to the budgets of agencies such as the EPA and OPM, among others.

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07.16.18

Senator Collins is Latest Lawmaker to Take Issue with Federal Employee Executive Orders

In a letter to President Trump, Senator Collins wrote that, “the federal government should encourage employees and management to work together to solve problems.”

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07.16.18

Disability Stakeholder Groups, Labor Sound the Alarm on ALJ Executive Order

This week the disability stakeholder groups and over 20 labor unions issued statements and letters raising concern and opposition to the latest Executive Order signed by President Trump to politicize federal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hiring.

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07.11.18

Workers Rights and Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

Kavanaugh currently sits on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been praised as personable and intellectual, and is a consummate D.C. insider with the accompanying resume. However, he routinely sides with employers and corporations against workers and has shown hostility towards women’s rights and towards certain limits on presidential power.

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07.10.18

Three More Senators Have A Say on Trump's EOs Against Federal Workers

Senators Heitkamp, Tester and McCaskill wrote a June 20th letter to President Trump encouraging him to rescind the Executive Orders on federal workers.

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07.09.18

Arendt Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss the WRRDA Bill

Local 561 member Michael Arendt visited with key lawmakers this week regarding IFPTE’s legislative priorities related to the Senate Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

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07.06.18

IFPTE weighs-in on National Defense Authorization Act conference report

As House and Senate Defense authorizes reconcile a final NDAA, IFPTE weighs-in on issues ranging from the restoration of full per diem benefits for DOD long term travelers, to a cap on the use of service contractors.

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06.28.18

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Elects New Leadership

Paul Shearon becomes president of the 80,000-member union, succeeding Greg Junemann, who was first elected to the union’s top position in 2001. Junemann had announced his retirement in a letter to members earlier this year.

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06.27.18

Statement by Paul Shearon, IFPTE President, On Supreme Court Decision in Janus v AFSCME

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v AFSCME was based on a bogus free speech argument.

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06.19.18

Led by Sen. Van Hollen, 45 U.S. Senators rebuke Trump Executive Orders

The latest condemnation of the draconian Trump Executive Orders involving federal workers and their unions came today when 45 Senators signed a letter sponsored by Senator Van Hollen to the President...

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06.19.18

IFPTE applauds Rep. Derek Kilmer — Congressman steps up in support of government workers

Representative Derek Kilmer penned a column today in The Stand condemning the Trump Administration attacks on government workers...

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06.15.18

National Association of Immigration Judges/Judicial Council II Holds its Annual Training Session

This week, the NAIJ/Judicial Council II hosted Immigration Judges from across the nation for their annual training seminar.

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06.13.18

IFPTE is One of Thirteen Federal Workers Alliance (FWA) Unions Suing the Trump Administration

The unions filed the lawsuit in the DC Federal circuit challenging the May 25th Trump Executive Orders, along with a reminder that the United States, “is a democracy, not a monarchy”.

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06.12.18

Led by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, 21 House Republicans express “objections” to Trump Administration Executive Orders on federal employees

Pennsylvania Congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick, sponsored a letter signed by 21 House Republicans, including Reps. Rodney Davis, Walter Jones, Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith, to President Trump...

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06.12.18

Perdue Amendment to Senate NDAA Seeks 'At Will' Employment for DOD Agencies — IFPTE Weighs-in

As the Senate considers their FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), IFPTE weighed-in on several amendments, including an amendment from Sen. David Perdue...

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06.11.18

IFPTE Secretary Treasurer Paul Shearon Responds to Outrageous Remarks related to U.S.-Canada Relations and Trade by Trump Advisors

Shearon Responds to Outrageous Remarks related to U.S.-Canada Relations and Trade by Trump Advisors Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow; Says Trump Should Apologize.

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06.08.18

IFPTE Leaders Respond to Ontario Election Results

The Society of United Professionals (IFPTE Local 160), and the IFPTE International provided the following response to yesterday’s win by the Progressive Conservatives in Ontario.

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06.07.18

IFPTE Veterans Committee Holds Its Spring/Summer Meeting

IFPTE's Veterans Committee held its first meeting of 2018.

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06.07.18

Rep. Gosar Attempts to Use the Draconian Holman Rule, IFPTE Weighs-In

As the House considers the FY19 MilCon/Energy/Legislative Branch appropriations measure, IFPTE warns lawmakers against the use of the draconian Holman Rule.

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