American Federal Workers: The Biggest Losers

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edited August 2018 in News & Current Events

Trump Seeks to Block Pay Raises for Federal Workers

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President Trump acted Thursday to block pay increases for federal workers that are due on Jan. 1. He has sought to peel back the labor protections of civil servants but ran into a legal setback last week.![]

After being rebuffed in an attempt to peel back the union protections of federal workers, President Trump took aim elsewhere on Thursday: at their paychecks.

Invoking authority that he and other presidents have used previously, Mr. Trump told Congress he was canceling government pay increases scheduled for next year.

Congress has the power to override his decision, however, and unions representing government workers called on lawmakers to do so.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Mr. Trump said the government would forgo an automatic 2.1 percent pay increase for federal workers scheduled for Jan. 1 and specified that there would be no across-the-board increase for 2019. The letter did not estimate the overall savings from canceling the raises, though it said a related move canceling raises that are based on the workers’ location would save $25 billion.

“We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” the president wrote.

The president proposed a pay freeze in the budget he sent to Congress in February, two months after he signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that is expected to balloon the federal deficit.


Is the economy growing? Are people making a living wage? Will tax cut put more in your pocket?
The only people who will benefit from the tax cut are the very rich and big corporations. The very people and states that voted for Trump are the ones he's robbing. The sad truth, Federal workers (minimal of 30,000) will be denied their promised pay raise. Here we go again, taking the working class and giving to the rich. Why did he say this when he was trying to pass the tax cuts. This is worse than "taking money from Peter to pay Paul". Trump said he was axing a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise for most workers as well as locality pay increases averaging 25.7 percent and costing $25 billion. Ha, Making America poor again. Fabrications, broken promises, and (past/present) mendacities. CM



  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,267

    Yes, the economy is growing. Many federal workers are already overpaid. I don't see a problem with this at all. AND my family is directly impacted by this as my Father is a federal worker.

    Enough of this nonsense. Have a shred of honesty about you please with regard to the President. You lie with everything you post about him.

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