Within one day, a letter showing support for federal civilians working at depots and arsenals across the country garnered 26 elected officials’ signatures – pretty impressive considering competing priorities and a short time frame.
As conferees are working to come up with the final version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, the bipartisan group of lawmakers sent the letter to chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees in support of four provisions in the bill that would safeguard jobs and maintain manufacturing skills at government-owned, government-operated depots and arsenals, protect working capital fund employees from unpredictable funding and furloughs, stop unwarranted salami-slice cuts of civilian personnel, and allow employees to provide their input into the intellectual property study that affects their workload.
AFGE thanks Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma for spearheading the effort with the support of Walter Jones of North Carolina, Co-Chair of the House Depot Caucus, along with Reps. Rob Bishop of Utah and Austin Scott of Georgia.
Click here to see if your elected official is one of the signatories.