COALITION OF 22 FEDERAL UNIONS ISSUES STATEMENT ON PROPOSALS TARGETING PAY FREEZE, WORKFORCE CUTS

Thursday, December 1, 2011

(Council 26)

The members of the FWA are concerned with recent proposals to finance the extension of the payroll tax cut through an extended federal pay freeze and ten percent reduction in federal jobs. Federal employees are already sacrificing immensely with a two-year freeze on their pay and shoe string agency budgets. Such measures would have a great impact on the ability of the federal government to deliver key services to the American people. Furthermore, the resulting brain drain of skills and technical knowledge leaving the workforce could leave us with a government less capable of meeting the serious challenges facing our nation in the next several years. We feel these policies would undermine the ability of the government to heal Americas veterans, defend its borders, secure our national defense, protect Americans from contaminated food, and ensure the safety of the flying public, among other unfavorable outcomes. We strongly oppose any proposal to extend the federal pay freeze or institute a ten percent workforce reduction.

~AFSCME is a part of the FWA Coalition.  Click here to read the letter. 

 

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