FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2016

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Tim Kauffman

202-639-6405/202-374-6491
tim.kauffman@afge.org

AFGE responds to federal employee pay raise

Categories: Washington, D.C. , Senate , Congress , Pay , Workers Rights , Benefits , AFGE National President , General Schedule , U.S. President , White House

Largest federal employee union reiterates call for 5.3% increase

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive order setting next year’s pay raise for federal employees at 1.6 percent:

“A 1.6 percent pay raise does nothing to make up for years of pay freezes and miniscule increases that have left federal employees worse off today than they were at the start of the decade.

“President Obama acted because Congress has not. AFGE reiterates our call for Congress to pass a 5.3% pay raise in 2017 that will make up for years of neglect and begin to close the widening gap between employees in the federal and private sectors.”

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