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.
Isn’t it time for the federal employees to get on the horn to their Congress critters and tell them a $6,000,000,000 down payment toward that segment of national security is a good thing? It’s also small potatoes.
What did you fools do the last time when Obama shut the government down?
Had a brawl with these fat fascist federal pigs back in 2009 when they tried to crash our Tea Party meeting.
They can’t fight for sh*t and after we cornered them, they were bawling like little girls for the cops to rescue them.
Cry me a freakin river. Not ONE of these commies gave two shi*s about anyone who lost a job under the obamanation. O grew government extensively but apparently that was ok. Now that Trump is president , government is a bad thing.
Suck it up commies. You got what you asked for. Big government is just not lead by the person you thought it would be. For now
Oh thats not just the public unions saying that. Its the dem side talking point of the week. Hostage!!
Funny Chuck and Nancy won’t even begin to negotiate and the Union goes after President Trump. Maybe the AFGE should talk to Chuck and Nancy.
Even FDR was opposed to them.
Typical stupid union workers, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer FILIBUSTERED the BILL-!! That is why it is shut down, in other words, the Bill never got to the President, Chucky has it still.
“380,000 employees are locked out of their jobs on furlough.”
That’s a paid vacation.
Trump is gaining in huge popularity during this much needed shut down of non essential make work for democrats. Frankly people don’t care about them. Have you noticed how the leftist propagandists have dropped them ? It started yesterday when they shifted to old news that the deep state seditionist like comey stroke and page opened a bogus investigation on manufactured silliness. THAT WAS NOT NEWS!!! That was two years ago!! What a joke. MSM also played the convicted liar rat from new york was going to go to the leftist congress and lie their. BUT as these pay checks stopped ( and it should never be made up!!) The media dropped that ball and ran to old news to hurt our great president because the shut down was NOT HURTING TRUMP!! It is helping TRUMP!!!. It FAILED!! He is so now loved that he will have crowds in the 50 to 60 thousand at his next huge rallies!!. He will soon declare a national emergency as thousand and thousands of criminal parasites ascend to our Mexican border and the Courts are POWERLESS as HE BUILDS THE WALL under expressed PRESIDENTIAL POWERS!!GO TRUMP. NOW NOW NOW!!
“Public employee unions should be banned.”
They have to be banned and then the swamp drained.
There you go. They pay all that money into the union which some could be used to pay the workers while the gov’t is shutdown ... unless all the money has been blown on union officials salaries & “perks” or donations to the Democrats!
Dearest government “workers”: give up your more-than-generous pensions, many holidays off, absence of real work and so forth. Otherwise...STFU. Don’t those of you who are complete parasites realize how sick Citizens are of your BS? Also, stop watching porn on time for which you are being paid...and stop sexually assaulting people. You know who you are. There are a few of you who aren’t in this category...but that is a small exception. Also, stop smugly sneering at me when I have to come into your office.
Why dont they blame the Democrats for holding the government hostage over their refusal to fund the border wall?
And why the cuck is Democrat federal workers plight Trumps problem? He didnt create this shutdown situation.
President Trump should quietly issue an agency leader directive that the jobs of those federal workers that quit will not be refilled.
Fire the lot.
About two million per year in political donations comes from this group so either the union that takes those donations out of dues or employees who make the donations should have kept that money for a rainy day.
Of course, being gubbmit employees, why would they ever expect anything other than gubbmit money rather than their own??
I can't seem to recall this bunch of dolts complaining about American jobs going overseas and putting millions of people out of work.
They should take the advice of their democrat and rino pals, get a U-Haul and move to where there are jobs instead of crying over being out of work.
Not one word about Pelosi, Schumer?
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