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05.08.20

NAIJ President Tabaddor Discusses EOIR’s Inadequate Response to COVID-19 with USC School of Law

Judge Tabaddor recounts NAIJ/Judicial Council 2’s call for accountable during the pandemic and the need for an independent court; NAIJ Eastern Region VP Tsankov lays out the recent politicization of the Court in ABA’s Human Rights Magazine

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05.07.20

CLC Webinar on Labour's Recovery Plan

Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff will host a webinar on May 12 to discuss labour’s recovery plan that puts workers first.

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05.06.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Modernize NLRB Run Union Elections

IFPTE was one of thirteen labor organizations signing a letter this week to Congressional leaders urging inclusion of funding and a directive in the next COVID relief bill, “for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to develop a system and procedure for conducting union representation elections electronically.”

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05.05.20

IFPTE Applauds Bipartisan Van Hollen, Collins Call for Hazard Pay, Increased Safety Measures for Federal Workers

IFPTE was proud to endorse a bipartisan effort led by Senators Van Hollen (D-MD), Collins (R-ME), Murkowski (R-AK) and Cardin (D-MD) urging the Trump Administration to “use your existing authority to address urgent issues facing federal employees and contractors.”

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05.04.20

In Day of Mourning Message, Mahe Says 'Workplace Safety Affects Everyone'

On April 28th, WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 president Richard Mahe gave a heartfelt video message to members of the local and community.

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05.01.20

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

As we close out the month, IFPTE reminds all to celebrate the month 365 days a year!

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04.30.20

IFPTE Joins Effort to Provide Executive Compensation Conditions on COVID Related Bailout Money

IFPTE was one of 45 organizations, including labor unions, urging congressional leaders to “apply strong conditions on current and future COVID-19 aid laws to prevent personal profiteering by senior executives of recipient corporations.

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04.29.20

Campaign to Stop Paying More for Medication

The Canadian Labour Congress is campaigning to stop the Canadian Pharmacists Association from charging extra dispensing fees for its recent decision to limit prescription refills to 30 days instead of 90.

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04.28.20

Local 160 Holds Virtual Day of Mourning

Hundreds of members joined the Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) virtual Day of Mourning ceremony on April 28, 2020.

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04.28.20

TVA Turns to IT Offshoring Firms, H-1B Workers to Replace TVA IT Workers

IFPTE sent a letter to Congress alerting lawmakers that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will outsource hundreds of IT jobs to companies "based overseas, or otherwise outside of the US," and whose business model "relies heavily on knowledge transfer."

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04.24.20

NAIJ and AFGE Local 3525 Call on EOIR to Immediately Implement Workplace Safety Precautions and Provide Greater Transparency

n their latest statement, NAIJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 2 is joined by AFGE Local 3525, representing staff at the Board of Appeals, in calling for basic workplace safety measures and communication from agency leadership.

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04.24.20

AALJ Responds to FLRA, Anti-Union Special Interest Effort to Silence Federal Unions

The Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 1) responded to an effort by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to promote and potentially adopt recommendations by the so-called 'right-to-work' legal fund - an organization whose goal it is to destroy collective bargaining in the US - to silence federal unions.

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04.23.20

IFPTE Diversity Committee and Executive Officers Author Statement Standing in Solidarity with Asians in the U.S. and Canada

IFPTE's Diversity Committee and Executive Officers have authored a statement outlining our principles, commitments, and recommendations as we stand in solidarity with Asians in the U.S. and Canada and against the rise in anti-Asian racism.

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04.21.20

SUP Marks Day of Mourning with a Virtual Ceremony

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) will commemorate the Day of Mourning (Workers Memorial Day) for workers who have died on the job with a virtual ceremony, which will culminate in a moment of silence.

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04.21.20

IFPTE Urges Congress to Send Necessary Aid to State and Local Governments

In a letter to the House of Representatives, IFPTE urged Members of Congress to include the following provisions into the current relief bill to provide a huge shot in the arm for our states and localities.

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04.20.20

TVA Management Message to Outsourced IT Workers - 'Suck It Up and Train Your Replacements'

As Congress was just completing another spending package this week worth nearly $500 billion aimed at saving jobs, the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federal government entity, was moving full steam ahead in outsourcing hundreds of IT jobs.

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04.20.20

Reps Levin and Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Effort to Modernize Private Sector Union Elections

After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took the unprecedented step of suspending all union representation elections in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including an election being led by ESC/IFPTE Local 20, Congressmen Andy Levin (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led a bipartisan sign-on letter to House leaders.

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04.18.20

COVID-19: A Message from SUP President Scott Travers

Scott Travers, president of the Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) and an IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President, wrote an open letter to the Local's membership to thank and encourage their efforts during these challenging circumstances.

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04.17.20

Not Letting a Crisis Go To Waste, FLRA Seeks to Silence Federal Unions During COVID Pandemic

House Federal Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly led a sign-on letter today informing FLRA Chairperson Kiko that, “It is unacceptable that the FLRA and the Trump Administration would take this radical and unprecedented action to restrict the rights of federal employees as they work around the clock to keep our country safe amid this global coronavirus pandemic.”

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04.17.20

SCMMA Values Union Cooperation and Solidarity

The recent affiliation of SCMMA Local 222 has opened up an entirely new world of cooperation and solidarity for its membership, and the Local's president, Jackie Morley, has been very captivated by the change in dynamics with other unions at the city of Saskatoon.

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