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Saturday, December 29, 2018

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Calls Trump Executive Order Canceling Pay Raises ‘Cruel’

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the following on the Trump administration’s decision to cancel a promised 2.1 percent pay increase for federal employees set to take effect January 1, 2019:

“Canceling promised pay raises for working people out of spite is cruel. Thankfully, new pro-worker leadership in the House of Representatives takes over in just a few days. One of their first orders of business should be to reopen the federal government and deliver on promises made to working people.”

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