June 01, 2020
The Trump administration is moving forward with its proposed cuts to federal workers’ compensation benefits despite the coronavirus outbreak.
As Congress has until Feb. 15 to pass long-term government funding bills, it’s not too late for us to reach out to members of Congress to request a minimum 1.9% pay raise we deserve!
We need you to continue to contact your member of congress and senators to keep up the pressure in the next three weeks to make sure that a minimum 1.9% increase is included in the final funding bill for the rest of 2019.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) has also introduced a bill with Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) to provide pay parity and provide federal workers with a 2.6% increase, the same as the military increase.
This increase would help address some of the late fees, penalties, loans, and interest fees that workers accrued during the 35-day government shutdown.
Contact your member of congress and urge them to cosponsor the bill, H.R.790.
“It will take months for federal employees to recover from the shutdown,” said AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. “The very least Congress should do to help is pass the 1.9 percent pay adjustment that is in the final government funding bill for the rest of 2019.”
Our calls, visits, and protests resulted in Trump and Congress coming together to reopen the government. Let’s keep the pressure on so we get the raise we’ve earned!
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