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09.25.20

Boeing Eliminates Customer Flight Training Airplane Pilots, Sending Jobs to Overseas Contract House

SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001 issued the following press release: The Boeing Company delivered layoff notices to its remaining seven Flight Training Airplane (FTA) pilots and will instead send the critical work of providing on-site training to airline customers to an overseas contract house. The 60-day notices of layoff eliminate all direct Boeing FTA pilots by the end of November – a critical moment in Boeing’s plan to return the 737MAX to service and start delivering the roughly 400 airplanes now parked around the West Coast.

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09.25.20

Replace Lost Jobs with Better Ones (CLC Webinar)

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be hosting a webinar focused on “Replacing Lost Jobs With Better Ones” as part of the organization's Forward Together campaign.

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09.24.20

OFL Open Letter: Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

The Ontario Federation of Labour has (OFL) sent an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliot, calling on them to declare racism a public health crisis.

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09.23.20

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Forcing Millennial Mothers Out of the Workforce (WSN Spotlight)

The coronavirus pandemic is stretching Millennial parents to the breaking point and may set women in the labor force back decades.

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09.23.20

Annual Government Shutdown Threat Averted - IFPTE Weighs In with Locals

In a series of emails sent this week from IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer Matt Biggs updating Locals on a potential federal government shutdown, he shared that “we are just eight days away from the end of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), and none of the twelve annual spending measures has been approved by Congress… absent passage of a continuing resolution by the end of the month, the government will shut down.”

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09.22.20

IFPTE Urges Lawmakers to Adopt "Job Creating" Funding Formula in Final WRDA Bill

In a letter to key lawmakers who are finalizing the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA), IFPTE recommends permanent adoption of the 65/35 cost-share practice for inland waterways infrastructure modernization, as it “will provide even more stability for these projects, and, simply put, will continue to be a strong engine of job creation.”

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09.22.20

President of Engineers Union Slams Boeing's Plan to Fire Top-Notch Training Pilots

The union representing engineers, pilots and other technical workers at Boeing sharply criticized the aircraft manufacturer today for its decision to fire the company’s U.S.-based training pilots and replace them with contract workers from Cambridge Communications Limited, a company located on the Isle of Man, a tax haven in the middle of the Irish Sea.

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09.21.20

TEAM Updates Members on Member Scholarships, WSN Conference Call

Officers of TEAM/IFPTE Local 161 informed members this week of union related news items and updates, including encouraging members to apply for eight scholarships available to members and family.

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09.18.20

Union Council 8 - New Leadership, New Location

IFPTE recently appointed new officers to Union Council 8 and the union moved their office from Roselle, NJ to Elizabeth, NJ.

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09.18.20

SPEEA Responds to House Transportation Committee 737 MAX Report

In a statement from the union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001) commended the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on their comprehensive investigation and report regarding the design, development and certification of the 737 MAX.

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09.17.20

IFPTE Endorses Washington State Representative Beth Doglio for Congress

IFPTE announced this week that the union has added Washington State Representative Beth Doglio to their bipartisan list of Congressional endorsements.

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09.16.20

Knowledge Activism and COVID-19 Workshop

Join the Ontario Federation of Labour for a workshop on October 13 & 15 to discuss health and safety in COVID-19. This 2-part series will bring health and safety activists together to explore, find, and harness our inner knowledge activist self for the COVID-19 battle we are embroiled in.

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09.16.20

Canada's Unions Celebrate British Columbia Court Rejection of Private Health Care

Canada’s unions applauded last week’s decision by the BC Supreme Court to uphold the integrity of the country’s single-payer health care system. The Cambie Surgeries Centre case put Canada’s public medicare system on trial and threatened the principle of universal and equal access to health care.

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09.14.20

Trump Administration Orders Halt to Some Diversity and Inclusion Training - IFPTE Responds

IFPTE responded this week to a September 4th OMB memorandum to federal government agencies calling diversity and inclusion training “divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions,” along with a directive that agencies “cease and desist,” from funding the training.

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09.14.20

House Judiciary Committee Considers IFPTE Backed Corporate Bankruptcy Reform Legislation

In a letter to committee members, IFPTE points to “our unbalanced corporate bankruptcy laws that have left workers at the mercy of a system that prioritizes corporate executive and Wall Street profits over that of employee wages, pensions and retiree health care benefits,” as one of several reasons for lawmakers to support the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act.

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09.14.20

57th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

On Tuesday, September 15, faith, civil rights, and labor movements will mark the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama with a candlelight vigil and ten-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. IFPTE invites you to join us in this commitment through one or all of the following actions.

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09.13.20

Want To Know More About Unconscious Bias?

Join us for a discussion on unconscious bias organized by the IFPTE Women’s Solidarity Network. As the conversation grows regarding the importance of understanding diversity and inclusion in our society, unconscious bias is one area we all need to know more about. Are you ready to tackle your unconscious bias?

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09.10.20

Griffin Works the Phones on Behalf of Biden/Harris

IFPTE Western Area Vice President Larry Griffin kicked off IFPTE's grassroots efforts this week in support of the Biden/Harris ticket for President/Vice President of the United States by being the first member to participate in the DNC's efforts
and outreach to union members.

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09.10.20

Organize Now For a Decent Work Future - September 15

The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 and Fairness have been co-hosting online meetings every 4 weeks to discuss “The new normal - Winning decent work for all under COVID-19”. The next one is scheduled for September 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT.

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09.09.20

Organizing Update: New American Leaders Staff Unionizes with NPEU

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) welcomed the staff at New American Leaders (NAL) to the Local's growing family of nonprofit workers. The NAL Workers United staff made a formal request to NAL management for voluntary recognition on September 8, and looks forward to reaching a formal agreement.

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