2017 Pay Raise Proposal Disappoints Again

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Does a 1.6% pay raise next year leave you feeling underwhelmed? You're not alone.

Three years of frozen pay and miniscule increases since then have left you and your coworkers worse off today than you were at the start of the decade. President Obama's plan to give federal employees a 1.6% raise in January just won't cut the mustard.

Federal employees need a meaningful pay raise to "make up for years of neglect and begin to close the widening gap between employees in the federal and private sectors," AFGE President J. David Cox said.

That's why AFGE members have been pushing for a 5.3% catch-up adjustment in 2017. We've gotten strong support on Capitol Hill, with bills introduced in both the House and Senate to provide you with the pay raise you deserve. But that won't happen unless Congress acts.

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