Why federal workers deserve their compensationFriday, December 24, 2010
(The Washington Post)I bristled at your article ("Public servants
feeling sting of budget rancor"). When health
and retirement benefits are described as
"generous," a "cushier deal" and a "real
bonanza," it makes you wonder whether
government-bashers and union-haters have won
The federal government, like all public employers, has an obligation to provide decent health care and pensions to its retirees. Language that scapegoats federal workers and their families is harmful in many ways.
Saul Schniderman, Takoma Park The writer is president of the Library of Congress Professional Guild (AFSCME).