NFFE and Other Groups Call on Elected Officials to Spare Feds from Further Cuts
In a letter sent to the Congressional leadership, NFFE and other federal employee organizations urged the exclusion of federal workers from deeper cuts to pay and benefits. The message: feds have already sacrificed enough.
Organized by the Federal-Postal coalition, the letter gained the signatures of 27 individual federal employee organizations intent on stopping the unfair treatment of federal employees.
“Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class Americans who are struggling during these tough times just like other Americans. No other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have, and it is time our nation’s leaders found other ways to reduce the deficit than continually taking from those who have dedicated their lives to public service. The substantial budget savings that have been squeezed out of the federal workforce thus far should be taken into account when crafting any budget deal. It simply does not make sense to negotiate deals intended to ensure adequate government funding while simultaneously undermining the adequacy of that government.”
NFFE has been working non-stop in partnership with these and other federal employee groups to ensure federal employees are treated fairly in any potential deal. We will continue to inform you of our efforts as we approach the year-end deadline.
If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to lobby Congress, visit the NFFE Legislative Action Center.