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10.23.20

Tennessee Valley Authority Recognizes EA/IFPTE Local 1937 for Another Ten Years

EA/Local 1937 President Gay Henson was notified that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has renewed the recognition agreement between the union and TVA through May 8, 2032. The recognition, which is required in the TVA Act, comes at a time when the union and TVA have been working together to reverse management’s misguided decision to outsource over 200 EA represented TVA IT jobs.

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10.22.20

Trump EO Calls for Union-busting, At-Will Employment - IFPTE Responds

President Trump issued an executive order that will allow political appointees to be embedded into the career federal civil service, open the door for the dismantling of collective bargaining units, and render workers, including IFPTE represented Administrative Law Judges, as at-will employees. The order, which was issued on Thursday, is set to take effect on January 21st.

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10.22.20

ORGANIZING ALERT: IFPTE Local 196 Wins Card Check Recognition for Long Beach Housing Authority Workers

IFPTE Local 196 continued to build its ranks by winning card-check recognition for workers at the Long Beach Housing Authority. This latest win comes on top of successful organizing campaigns earlier this year with workers at the Asbury Park Housing Authority and at the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

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10.22.20

Study Shows Child Care Duties for Moms Equivalent of 2 Full-Time Jobs (WSN Spotlight)

The Women’s Solidarity Network’s spotlight this week is shining a light on child care responsibilities at home. A new study conducted by McMaster University indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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10.21.20

A Disaster-Proof Social Safety Net for Canadians (CLC Webinar)

As part of the Forward Together campaign, the Canadian Labour Congress will be hosting a webinar titled, A Disaster-Proof Social Safety Net For Canadians. The discussion will focus on education, housing, child care and other programs that can level the playing field.

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10.15.20

Pallister Government Takes Aim at Manitoba's Public Sector Unions

The Pallister Government dropped a bill (Bill 16) to gut Manitoba’s Labour Relations Act. Among the most egregious provisions of the bill are the elimination of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, mandating costly and onerous financial reporting requirements upon unions, and liberalizing the union decertification process.

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10.14.20

An Important ALERT to IFPTE Local 195 Members

IFPTE Local 195 President/Atlantic Council President Tim Rudolph sent an important notice to Local 195 members this week alerting them that, “it has been brought to the attention of Local 195's office that there are several social media platforms masquerading as the official page of IFPTE Local 195.”

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10.12.20

OFL Submission on Ontario Budget 2020

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Patty Coates participated in the Ontario Minister of Finance's fall budget consultation, and outlined the priorities that workers want to see in Ontario Budget 2020.

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10.09.20

NPEU Organizing Update: Feminist Majority Foundation Refuses to Recognize Staff Union -- NPEU Files for Election

The staff union of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after President Eleanor Smeal and Executive Director Katherine Spillar refused to voluntarily recognize the union.

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10.08.20

IFPTE Urges Support for Three SPEEA Members Running for Political Office

IFPTE sent out a series of mailers in support of three SPEEA members – Matthew Joyce (Kansas House, District 81) , Derek Milligan (Kansas House, District 94) and Charity Kennedy (Sedgwick County Treasurer) – all seeking political office in Kansas.

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10.08.20

Organize Now: For a Decent Work Future (10/13)

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Fight for $15 and Fairness have been co-hosting online decent work organizing meetings every 4 weeks. Don't miss the opportunity to add your energy and activism to the strength of the movement.

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10.07.20

CLC Statement & Webinar on World Day for Decent Work

On October 7, Canada’s unions marked World Day for Decent Work with a call for a robust economic recovery plan.

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10.02.20

WSN's Unconscious Bias Webinar a Success

IFPTE members from Canada and the US took part in a webinar discussion, hosted by WSN, focused on unconscious bias.

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10.01.20

SPEEA Among Many Disappointed with Boeing

The Boeing Company’s decision to consolidate 787 production in North Charleston and abandon its Dreamliner line in Everett is disappointing and frustrating to the thousands of engineers, technical workers and pilots represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/IFPTE Local 2001).

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09.30.20

IFPTE Urges YES Vote on Latest Version of the HEROES Act

While making clear the union’s preference for the original, more robust COVID relief package, IFPTE writes that “given that the White House and Senate Majority Leader McConnell have inexplicably continued to block the original HEROES Act, we think that this latest, scaled down version will provide much needed, immediate relief to working families.”

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09.29.20

CLC's Forward Together: A Disaster-proof safety net for Canadians

Under its 'Forward Together' campaign, the Canadian Labour Congress held a webinar discussion to talk about what needs to be done to ensure that Canada's income support programs work better, work for everyone, and are built to withstand the next economic crisis.

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09.29.20

Saskatchewan Campaign Gets Underway - SFL Weighs In

As the campaign for the provincial election officially gets underway, Saskatchewan citizens, including those represented by IFPTE, have a clear choice: re-electing a government that has made cuts to health care, education and public services, sold off crown corporations and made life harder for working people, or choosing a new government that will put workers first, and make investments in the public services we all depend on.

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09.28.20

SUP Recognizes Orange Shirt Day

Every September 30, communities and organizations all over Canada participate in Orange Shirt Day. Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day was created to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century.

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09.27.20

WAPSO Welcomes New Labour Relations Officer

WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 is proud to announce the arrival of their new Labour Relations Officer, Tracy Schmidt.

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09.27.20

Local 121 Thanks the IFPTE Family for Their Support

Members of IFPTE Local 121 and the Hawaii Federal Employees Metal Trades Department sent a heartfelt note of gratitude to the IFPTE headquarters in appreciation for the support of IFPTE Locals and members throughout North America for the victims of the tragic shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard last December.

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