FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2019

Contact:
Tim Kauffman

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

VA Union Leader Responds to Wilkie Letter

Categories: VA, AFGE National President

WASHINGTON – In response to a letter Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie sent to American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr., President Cox issued the following statement:

“This administration has been one of the worst on record for our country’s heroes. Our military veterans are some of the hardest working, most patriotic members of our society. Many veterans finish military service and continue serving their country through their work in the federal government. Federal government employed veterans are hurting right now. Regardless of their continued service to our country, the President and his cabinet have left them out in the cold, forcing them to work without pay and subjecting veterans and their families to the uncertainty of not knowing when or where their next paycheck will come from. Financial pressures experienced by working people are apparently not something this administration either understands or cares about. AFGE will continue to work to alleviate those kinds of pressure on veterans and all other working and middle-class Americans.” 

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