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04.05.17

IFPTE Endorses HR 1303, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017

In urging House members to cosponsor the bill, authored by New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell, IFPTE reminded lawmakers that, "For over 25 years, the H-1B program has weakened bargaining power for both foreign and US workers in the STEM labor market, while giving employers more bargaining power."

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04.05.17

IFPTE Urges Congress to Improve the VA, Not Attack Its Workforce and the Care They Provide

In a letter to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in opposition of the mislabeled VA Accountability First Act, IFPTE informed Senators Isakson and Tester that the legislation, "does nothing to address any alleged problems with the VA, and will harm services provided to our Veterans, not improve them."

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04.03.17

IFPTE Urges Opposition to Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

As the Senate prepares to consider Judge Gorsuch's nomination, IFPTE and the AFL-CIO sent a letter to the body urging Senators to oppose his nomination.

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03.31.17

Eleven Labor Organizations, Including IFPTE, Oppose Bill to Block States and Localities from Collecting Income Taxes

IFPTE has joined ten other unions in urging the House Judiciary Committee to oppose HR 1393, the so-called 'Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act'.

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03.30.17

IFPTE Takes to Capitol Hill in Support of Official Time

In anticipation of a potential House floor vote next week, IFPTE legislative staff was joined by Lee Stone to visit key lawmakers related to HR 1364.

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03.25.17

IFPTE Remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 106 Years Later

AALJ/JC 1 Executive Vice President, Linda A. Stagno, recently became a Board Member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition (RTFC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to commemorate the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City.

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03.24.17

Holding Lawmakers Accountable

During House consideration on a bill last week to eviscerate Veterans Administration (VA) worker and collective bargaining rights, IFPTE Local 121 President, Jamie Hiranaka, and SPEEA Veteran Committee Chair, Mike Shea, weighed in strong with Congress.

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03.23.17

Members of New Voices Participate in Millennials Event

Members of New Voices, IFPTE's young workers committee, participated in a recent event held by the Department for Professional Employees (DPE).

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03.22.17

IFPTE Applauds Bipartisan Group of Shipyard Senators

Senator Schatz led on a letter signed by all Senators representing one of the four public shipyards regarding the Accelerated Promotion Program (APP).

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03.22.17

IFPTE Issues Letter Opposing the Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Bill

As the House prepares for a Thursday vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, IFPTE issues a letter to House members...

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03.20.17

Setting the Record Straight on Official Time

Georgia Congressman Jody Hice continued his campaign of misinformation about federal official time.

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03.16.17

IFPTE Local Information Request--Trump Administration Budget Blueprint Released

The Trump Administration released their much anticipated Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget blueprint outlining proposals to drastically cut or eliminate altogether countless programs and agencies, including in places where IFPTE represents members.

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03.16.17

House Passes Bill that Eviscerates Collective Bargaining Rights for VA Workers, IFPTE Responds

The House of Representatives continued its attacks on the rights of federal employees as well as their collective bargaining rights by passing HR 1259.

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03.11.17

IFPTE Local 160 Marched for International Womens Day

Almost 11,000 people braved cold weather to participate in the International Womenís Day Toronto march, the largest in North America.

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03.10.17

JC1 and Local 30 Visit Capitol Hill

Judicial Council #1 and IFPTE Local 30 were on Capitol Hill to visit with staff of key lawmakers and congressional committees to discuss issues relevant to their respective groups and the federal workforce.

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03.08.17

IFPTE Participates in A Day Without A Woman, A Celebration of International Women's Day

On March 8th, women across Canada and the United States celebrated International Women's Day with women across the world, taking part in various activities to show support for women's rights.

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03.08.17

House Committee Seeks to Link the Use of Official Time to Pension Cuts

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills this week, HR 1364/HR 1293, sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice involving official time. IFPTE alerted lawmakers that the legislation is "unnecessary and a downright mean-spirited attack on worker bees."

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03.07.17

OFL Holds Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Next Steps in Make It Fair Campaign

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) held itís first ever telephone town hall to discuss plans for the Make it Fair campaign. The federation has been working tirelessly with union affiliates and community allies to take on the task of improving employment and labour law in Ontario.

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03.07.17

IFPTE Atlantic Area Locals Meet in New Jersey

Locals in IFPTE's Atlantic Area met in New Jersey to discuss many of the critical issues facing their memberships.

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03.07.17

IFPTE Weighs in with OMB on Federal Employee Budget Concerns

In a letter to OMB Director, Mick Mulvaney, IFPTE urged the Administration to responsibly preserve and create federal and private sector jobs.

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