AFGE Tells Budget Committee to Stop Targeting Government Employees

December 10, 2013

In the current budget negotiations, federal government workers are once again being targeted as a way for extreme Republicans to try to "solve" a budget deficit "crisis" that isn't a crisis. Government employees didn't cause the budget deficit and they've given more than just about anyone in previous attempts to reduce the deficit, with three years of pay freezes, a lost week of pay during the government shutdown and increased pension payments for new employees. Now the congressional Budget Conference Committee is considering increasing pension payments for all government employees. In response, the AFGE says, "Enough is enough!"

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