Skip to comments.AFGE Applauds Bill to Provide Federal Employees with 3.3% Pay Raise in 2015
Posted on 05/24/2014 9:08:39 AM PDT by mdittmar
Bill by Sens. Schatz, Cardin would provide federal employees with fair increase
WASHINGTON American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today applauded legislation introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Ben Cardin of Maryland to provide federal employees with a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015.
Federal employees have seen their standard of living deteriorate in recent years due to a three-year pay freeze, unpaid furloughs, and higher retirement contributions for newer workers, Cox said. This legislation by Sens. Schatz and Cardin would help federal employees recoup some of that lost income and ensure the government is able to recruit and retain the high caliber workers that taxpayers expect.
The Senate legislation is a companion to a House bill introduced in March by Reps. Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran of Virginia.
The Obama administration has proposed a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2015, a pitiful increase in light of how much federal employees have sacrificed these past few years. Federal employee wages were frozen for three straight years. New federal employees are paying between four and six times as much for their retirement without getting anything in return. Roughly 750,000 federal employees lost up to a week of pay last year due to sequestration-related furloughs, costing them $1 billion in lost salary.
Federal employees are on the hook for $138 billion in lost earnings thanks to years of policies that put slashing the deficit ahead of creating new jobs, Cox said. A 3.3 percent increase would provide employees with a fair and meaningful raise for the first time this decade.
The bill would apply the 3.3 percent raise both to General Schedule employees and hourly workers under the prevailing wage system.
They will cut military pay and benefits and defense spending enough to make sure these union workers can get their 3.3% increase.
Every stinking ‘federal brat and bratess’ that works for all those lovely IRS, ATF, USDA, V.A. and TSA agencies, just squealed while at the teat, that YOU, John/Jane Q. Public, are forced to pay, to support.
Cut all non-military salaries 20%.
All I want is the hankie franchise - ‘cause Libtards will be buying lots of them to wring and stomp on.
My company has had 4 record-breaking years in a row for profitability, yet the hourly employees have received 1.5% TOTAL since 2008—and we’re doing better than just about any other hourly, non-federal employee in this city.
Giving raises to any federal employee is a kick in the face to all taxpayers.
Unions can go to hell. They only exist to protect the incompetent.
That's fine,and not one taxpayer dollar needed.
They are already doing that for the Border Patrol and other immigration enforcement agencies.
They almost all get performance bonuses too!
If federal employees had even a smidgen of a taste of real life, they'd never be able to handle it.
it is a conflict of interest for government employees to be unionized
I was pondering this today, I had a job for a time in college which paid 10.00 an hour. This was the late 70’s and good pay, that pay now is considered above average pay for many, is truly amazing given the cost of living increases over that time period.
Heaven forbid federal employees see their “standard of living deteriorate”...
(expressive colorful metaphors self-censored...use your imagination)
I gotta go yell at something now...