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02.08.17

IFPTE Applauds Senator Hirono's Legislation Aimed at Protecting Federal Workers

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono introduced a bill aimed at protecting federal workers from congressional legislative attacks that may come during the current 115th Congress.

The legislation outlines the “five fights for federal employees”, which the Senator and other like-minded lawmakers will take on if needed. These issues include: Pay; Pensions; Health care; Protecting official time; and Union dues deduction. IFPTE endorsed the legislation and thanked the Senator, “for standing tall in support of our nation’s federal workers.”

IFPTE Local 121 President Jamie Hiranaka also weighted in on behalf of Hawaii’s federal workers, thanking the Senator, “for her steadfast support of our work, and our jobs.”

The legislation currently has 14 cosponsors.

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
  • Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
  • Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.)
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
  • Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
  • Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Read the full IFPTE letter of endorsement below and Senator Hirono’s statement on the release of the bill.

IFPTE's Letter of Endorsement

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