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05.24.17

House Continues to Target Official Time, IFPTE Weighs-in

HR 1293 is legislation aimed at collecting data related to the use of official time, and is a one-sided bill whose true intention is to ultimately end the use of official time in the federal government.

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05.19.17

IFPTE Locals Participate in National SFLRP Conference

FPTE members and leaders from Locals 1 and 121 travelled to Washington to participate in the Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals' (SFLRP) annual national conference.

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05.18.17

Evolving Canadian Telecommunications Industry Impacts IFPTE Local 161

Since January 2015, IFPTE Local 161 jobs have been cut by over 25%, down from over 1,200 to less than 900 today. The cuts have resulted in unmanageable workloads and increased stress for many members.

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05.17.17

Locals 121 and 4 Visit Capitol Hill in Support of Veterans, Federal Workers

Leaders from IFPTE Locals 4 and 121 visited with Congressional staff and lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week regarding legislation that will impact federal workers.

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05.15.17

Center for American Progress Staff Sign First Contract

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and employees represented by IFPTE Local
70 recently ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The staff voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract that affirms progressive workplace values and policies.

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05.15.17

House Veterans Affairs Committee to Consider Bill to Gut Official Time

The week the House Veterans Affairs committee is expected to consider HR 1461, a bill aimed squarely at gutting the ability of VA union officials to represent their members.

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05.11.17

IFPTE EC Holds Spring Meeting, Focuses on Legislative and Judiciary Matters That Could Impact Membership Levels

The fifteen members of IFPTE’s Executive Council held their Spring 2017 meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Among the items discussed were the impact of an expected future case before the Supreme Court involving agency fee payers in the public sector.

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05.10.17

IFPTE Participates in UDWC Legislative Committee Meeting

IFPTE legislative staff chaired a meeting of the United DoD Workers Coalition (UDWC) legislative committee, focusing on labor’s work on Capitol Hill involving federal employee issues.

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05.04.17

Over IFPTE's Objections, House Votes to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

This week the House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill (HR 1682) to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will throw 24 million people off of health insurance if it becomes law.

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05.03.17

Sorscher's Latest HuffPost Column Asks the Question: Where are we going politically?

Stan Sorscher posted a column in the Huffington Post this week entitled, “Where are we going politically?”

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05.03.17

IFPTE Applauds Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

As Congress finally worked to approve a comprehensive Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) spending measure to fund government operations through September, IFPTE weighed in with Senate and House appropriations leaders.

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05.01.17

Local 121 Recognizes May Day by Participating in Hawaii's Workers March

On May 1st, members of IFPTE Local 121 joined hand-in-hand with 21 other Local unions by taking part in the annual Hawaii Workers March.

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05.01.17

U.S. House Takes Aim at Overtime Pay - IFPTE Weighs-In

The House of Representatives approved a bill (HR 1180) this week that will replace overtime pay with comp time for millions of workers.

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04.25.17

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Spring 2017 Meeting

Among the highlights of the meeting was a talk from the new AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig.

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04.24.17

IFPTE Joins with National Women's Law Center in Support of Compensation Data Collection

IFPTE joined a coalition letter led by the National Women's Law Center aimed at protecting the collection of pay data by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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04.21.17

Local 4's Mark Nelson Elected Northeast Council President

At the meeting, Northeast locals discussed the GE pension lawsuit, legislative issues impacting GE and KAPL locals, and how the potential transportation infrastructure bill could benefit IFPTE's federal, public and private sector locals. IFPTE legislative staff was in attendance to help provide the legislative update.

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04.21.17

Western Federal Area Vice President Lee Stone in Washington this Week

Local 30 President/Western Federal Area Vice President Lee Stone was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with the staff of key House lawmakers on NASA-related issues.

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04.21.17

Local 20 Press Release: Hundreds of EPA, NASA Unionized Scientists to Join San Francisco March for Science

The current attacks on evidence-based science – seen both in terms of proposed withdrawal of government funds and by favoring ad hoc opinion over scientific data – are putting the health and safety of our communities, environment, and economy at risk and have the potential to roll back decades of progress.

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04.13.17

Former IFPTE Eastern Federal Area Vice President Terry Eleftherion Passes Away

Terry Eleftherion, former IFPTE Local 4 president and former IFPTE Federal Eastern Area Vice President, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Terry served as president of IFPTE Local 4 from 1992 until his retirement in 2005.

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04.12.17

Attacks on VA Workers and Their Unions Continue - IFPTE Weighs In

IFPTE sent a letter to the House Veterans Committee leadership in response to a bill (HR 1461) that is aimed solely at attacking VA workers.

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