Union tells feds what's at stake on Election Day

The American Federation of Government Employees is reminding its members to vote on Nov. 6 and also breaks down the issues affecting federal employees.

Noting that all 435 seats in the House and 35 seats in Senate seats “are up for grabs,” the union said the policy decisions “will shape the future of our country for years to come.”

AFGE said what’s at stake are threats to in Congress to privatize the federal government; a possible federal pay freeze in 2019; changes to retirement and other deferred compensation plans; and policies that aim to reduce federal employee union rights.   

“Make your voice heard,” an AFGE statement reads, adding, “Nov. 6 is your chance to stand up to these anti-government, anti-union politicians and their policies that seek to harm working people. 

The statement also includes a list of candidates by state that support federal employees and their unions.  

Reader comments

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Privatize congress and senate and their political minions. Their salaries would be cut by 50% and the perks would be gone. Then they would have to put in a real work week of 40 hours and accomplish something. way too much bloat in the swamp known as the congress and senate. They do nothing for the American people other than rip them off any where, any way and any how!

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Vote, people died for the ability of others to vote. This is an obligation of every citizen!

Wed, Nov 7, 2018 David E. Ogden, UT

Hmm, interesting. The last time I checked my rule book, federal employees were Americans. Right? ;-)

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

You are a fool if you think the only issue Federal workers care about is our pay.some of us have morals and care about big government,killing babies,

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

You have vote as an American not a federal employee.

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