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20 Federal Unions Join Forces to Pressure Hill with GrassrootsThe FWA is mobilizing federal workers to put an end to the reckless mandatory furlough days set to hit Defense this month.
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FWA Sends Letter to Budget Conference Urging Protection of Federal WorkersFederal employees have contributed more than $114 billion over the past three years toward deficit reduction. This staggering amount is the result of a three-year pay freeze, multiple furlough days due to sequestration, and an increase in pension contributions from new federal workers. As a result of the ongoing three-year federal pay freeze, a worker earning $40,000 annually, will lose $54,840.19 in cumulative income over the next 20 years . For many families, that loss of income is the difference between being able to make a mortgage payment or put food on the table. Federal employees have shouldered an excessive weight in budget cuts, and they have long proved their tenacity and dedication. Federal employees and their families have experienced enough turmoil. Read More >>
20 Federal Unions Join Forces to Pressure Hill with 'Furlough Redzone' Campaign to Stop DoD FurloughsThe Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 unions collectively representing over 300,000 federal workers in dozens of departments agencies throughout government, is announcing a coalition-wide campaign to combat the upcoming furlough of more than 650,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, starting July 8th. Beginning today, the FWA will mobilize its members to contact their elected leaders in Congress and urge them to eliminate the 11 unpaid furlough days mandated by the sequester. The coalition will utilize a wide array of tactics to influence elected officials including in-office visits, electronic constituent letters, phone calls, and social media activism. The message: "Federal workers have given enough and furloughs are the last straw."
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Campaign to End Defense Furloughs Nets Thousands of Letters from 47/50 States to Nearly 300 Congressional OfficesWith furloughs for nearly 700,000 Defense employees just around the corner, thousands of federal workers are speaking out to put a stop to them. This week, the Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 labor unions representing 300,000 federal employees throughout government, launched a national grassroots campaign to end the impending furloughs once and for all. In just two days the â��Furlough Red Zoneâ�� campaign has netted over 2,200 letters, sent to nearly 300 Congressional offices. Letters have poured in from 47 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between. The number of citizens joining the cause is growing by the day, and the timing could not be more crucial.
Hundreds of Feds Detail Devastating Impact of Furloughs on New Online Message BoardThe Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 unions collectively representing over 300,000 federal workers throughout government, started a message board Friday for anxious feds to share their stories on how potential sequestration furloughs would impact their livelihoods. In just a matter of days, hundreds of federal employees have shared their stories, putting a heart-wrenching human face on the true cost of deep government budget cuts. The message board has already gained more than 250 posts and 5400 views from federal employees of all ages, working in dozens of departments and agencies across the country. Here are just a few of the gripping accounts. Read More >>