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.
taxpayers to federal employees union: stop raping us.
Tell your elected officials to pass a budget...
Democrats are using Federal Workers as Human Shields.
The unions are lying. Federal workers are getting unemployment and a source tells me that they won’t pay that back when they get back pay. Hello media?
Betcha dollars to doughnuts President added this letter to his in box. On the bottom of the pile.
lol what "vitally important services" would that be?
Does the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) realize that they sent the letter to the wrong person? The AFGE needs to send a letter to Pelosi and Schumer. Why don't they know that? Pelosi and Schumer could end the shutdown in a heartbeat.
This is the Democrats shutdown; they own it. Although on record supporting a border wall, out of pure hate they changed their mind and want the killing and disease to continue from illegal aliens and uncontrolled borders.
It is not the money. We spend more on sugar subsidies. Pelosi and Schumer hate our country; they hate the Constitution; they hate you. They love illegal aliens, power, and income.
Federal workers are sleazeballs. Go actually produce something instead of sitting around making believe you are doing something for all the money you steal from the taxpayers
“They should realize that they need sustainable revenues - - “
Now that’s how most people would see it. But you have to understand many people believe Uncle Sugar is a bottomless pit of money when it comes to their entitlements. Socialists that aren’t too bright are good examples. AOC is a good example in particular.
sorry union boss guy, but its Congress that has the responsibility to fund government operations
stop blaming the President .. go after Pelousy for starters and you might see some funding sooner
"...one faction, of one party, in one House of Congress, in one branch of government, doesn't get to shut down the entire government, just to refight the results of an election."
Nancy and Chuck just give Trump the meesly $5.7B so we can get back to getting paid to goof off.
Oh puleez.....I worked for the Federal Government for 36 years and all a shut down is is paid time off........
did the union send the same request to the House Democrats? ... somehow, i bet not ...
Federal employees shouldnt be unionized.
Talk about BS!
President Trump isn’t the one holding people hostage.
It’s the likes of sheckles schumer and nazi pelosi who are holding people hostage.
Go get a real job. There are plenty out there, thanks to TRUMP.
Hey, dumbass union thugs. Trump didn’t write or sign the law that designates which agencies will be deemed non-essential. Go bitch at the democrats and the former president who signed it.
Welcome to the real world.
It’s not Trump,it’s Pelosi and a schmuck schummer
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