Skip to comments.Federal Employees’ Union to Trump: Stop Holding Federal Workers Hostage
Posted on 01/12/2019 5:10:18 PM PST by mdittmar
WASHINGTON On Tuesday, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) sent a letter to President Trump demanding an immediate end to the government shutdown.
Since the shutdown began, 420,000 government employees have been forced to work without pay while another 380,000 employees are locked out of their jobs on furlough.
Federal workers are united in opposition to the shutdown, the lockout, and their forced labor without pay, said Cox in the letter. They want to be back providing vitally important services to their fellow Americans, and they want to be paid.
In addition to the now 21-day shutdown, President Trump also canceled the 2019 scheduled pay increase for federal workers while giving billionaires and corporations a $1.4 trillion tax cut. The shutdown, coupled with the canceled pay raise, is devastating for the federal workforce. Ultimately, it is federal workers, their families, and the American people who are severely impacted.
It is not just our federal workers who are feeling the pain, said Cox. Children are going without nutritional assistance. Families cannot close on mortgages. Small businesses cannot get loans.
The government shutdown has real world implications and undermines national security. Federal law enforcement officers are among the 800,000 federal workers who are not being paid during the shutdown.
Not paying correctional officers who are guarding inmates in federal prisons, the already low-paid TSA officers, and Border Patrol Agents does not help our national security, said Cox.
Federal workers are being used as a bargaining chip to force Congress to adhere to the administrations demands. AFGE members are imploring President Trump to sign a bill that will put an end to the shutdown.
Stop holding the government, the 800,000 federal workers and their families, and the American people hostage, said Cox.
You can view the full letter here.
Really,what a crock.
Hey afge,why don't you help all these people that pay them union dues.
Hey federal employees, stop holding taxpayers hostage!
this evil shouldn’t even exist.
Fire all non essential. Screw you
Don’t know why Trump should care as they are not part of his voting block.
They obviously don’t understand the process.
Congress must submit an approved Budget to the President for his signature. He can’t approve something that doesn’t exist.
Trump to Federal Parasites’ Union: stop holding the American people hostage.
The House has the power of the purse, talk to them.
Democrat Party union yells hate at Trump...what else is new?
They’re firing at the wrong side. The Trump Administration is trying to save them from a debt collapse. They should realize that they need sustainable revenues from increasing production in the private sector on U.S. soil. And they need a stronger consumer base that isn’t further impoverished by the overly rapid flood of poor folks from corrupt countries. I feel terrible for them, really, but we cannot accommodate a billion more people who have a mindset of tolerating abusive slavery and violations of human rights.
STFU you OVERPAID LAZY ASSES!!!
AFGE = demonrats slush fund.
Congress needs to get to work and take care of our citizens. The president isn’t a dictator. He’s asked for peanuts to build a barrier to those who would steal our country from the people.
If they are non-essential what’s the problem. Sounds like they are just getting a free ride at their ‘job’ anyway. Maybe the government should instead hire them to move wheelbarrows of cement at the southern border.
Geese loweeze, is that you Hillary.
Public employee unions should be banned.
The executive branch has its money blocked by the politicians in the House. Trump had little choice but to shut it down and ask for the money. So who is at fault? The House controls the money to the White House. I blame Pelosi.
Theyre barking up the wrong tree: they should be contacting their fellow Dims on the Hill.
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