Federal unions say workers already sacrificed

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(Washington Post)

As national leaders look for ways to avoid falling over a fiscal cliff that could eviscerate government services, federal employee organizations want to make sure Congress knows their members already gave at the office.

The latest salvo is a letter a group of unions representing federal workers sent this week to congressional leaders, with a copy to President Obama. It urged them to defuse the doomsday device of sequestration ... without any further impact on federal employees.

The 15 unions that signed the Alliances letter are: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; the Association of Civilian Technicians; the International Association of Fire Fighters; the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers; the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots; the Metal Trades Department; the National Association of Government Employees; the National Federation of Federal Employees; the Seafarers International Union; the Sheet Metal Workers International Association; the SPORT Air Traffic Controllers Organization; and the United Power Trades Organization.

By Joe Davidson, Published: November 27, Washington Post

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