SPEEA - IFPTE Local 2001 in the news

Whether negotiating contracts, protecting the jobs of represented employees or talking to elected officials about important issues affecting union members, SPEEA and IFPTE officials are frequently in the news. Here are a few of the most recent attention from the news media.



Standards, Technical and Safety Pilots organizing to join AMPA / SPEEA


To gain a meaningful voice at work, ADPX pilots are organizing to join the AMPA bargaining unit of SPEEA. Our Organizing Committee is working to keep this process moving. Each of us is available to answer your questions and respond to feedback. We are coordinating our efforts with AMPA and SPEEA throughout the process to become recognized as a union.


Visit the pilots organizing website




Workers at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) are organizing to join IFPTE


A group of professional KAPL employees are seeking to form a union to join our international, IFPTE. The KAPL employees work at both the Knolls and Kesselring Site Operation (KSO) sites in New York. Employees are facing issues around frozen salaries as well as with personal time off benefits, including sick time, personal business, and bereavement time being significantly reduced or completely eliminated. 


Visit the workers website for more information: Organizing KAPL



Washington D.C. Legal Services joins IFPTE 2009


Professional non-managerial oversight staff of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a federally funded corporation charged with providing legal services to the poor, voted by an overwhelming margin Tuesday to join the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers  (IFPTE).  The new union members work in LSC’s DC headquarters and voted in the union 26 to 1 despite an active anti-union campaign by LSC management, which hired Ford & Harris LLP, a law firm specializing in “union avoidance.” “We’re thrilled that LSC’s staff have chosen IFPTE,” said IFPTE President Greg Junemann.  “Professional employees are increasingly looking for a collective voice on the job and a union such as ours guarantees them greater influence in decision-making in the workplace and a voice to explain the importance of LSC’s mission to Congress and others.”


Read about DC Legal Services joining IFPTE: ODC Legal Services joins IFPTE