Skip to comments.Labor unions disappointed at 1 percent pay raise Obama to propose for federal workers
Posted on 02/25/2014 2:56:44 AM PST by Libloather
Federal labor leaders are disappointed with President Obamas proposal to raise federal employee pay by 1 percent next year.
The proposal will be included in the administrations budget, which Obama will announce next week. His spending plan also will include a 1 percent raise for members of the military.
I strongly believe that federal employees deserve more, and this amount is inadequate, said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). There is no question in my mind that inadequate raises will have consequences on recruitment and retention.
Kelley says a 3.3 percent increase would be fair and reasonable, and she said NTEU members would take their case to Congress during their legislative conference that opens Wednesday.
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In the dreaded private sector I received no raise last year. Average raise the past 3 years before that was 1%.
Back in the 2005-2009 era, I was a contractor under the gov’t, and never got a single pay raise after day one of the hire. If I had stayed around, I’d still be making what I started out at in 2005.
...at least half of all government employees should be fired...perhaps even 2/3.
I am disappointed they are not getting a substantial pay cut
I'm disappointed with it too. ZERO would have been more appropriate or better still -5%
There is no question in my mind that inadequate raises will have consequences on recruitment and retention. And just where are they going to go work?
Congress should tell them to go pound sand.
Invariably, any budget submitted by the Current Occupant of the Oval Orifice is DOA when it comes to the House. Based on pixie dust and unicorn poop, the premise on which that projection relies evaporates like a flatus in a wind tunnel.
So far as “pay cut” goes, I would be satisfied if some 30% or so were simply laid off, so the government employment rate more accurately reflected the general employment rate in the commercial and business world.
“In the dreaded private sector I received no raise last year. Average raise the past 3 years before that was 1%.:
Yes, same here - last year, they told me how much they valued me as an employee & what a great job I did...and then said “You make too much money to get a raise”
Today is my compensation discussion - nothing’s changed since last year, so I’m guessing I make too much money this year too & won’t get a raise.
Kelley says a 3.3 percent increase would be fair
I think a 3.3 percent CUT would be much better.