Threats to Your Retirement and Pay

Threats to Your Retirement and Pay


By December 13th, House and Senate appropriators need to come up with a budget to fund the government for next year, or risk another shutdown. Anti-federal employee members of Congress are once again targeting your retirement, pay, and even your jobs for more cuts. You earned your pay and benefits and Congress will never take them away from you without your consent.


Don’t become their ransom paid to solve another manufactured crisis. Use the resources in our Budget War Room to educate your peers, organize your communities, and fight for what you have earned.


What Proposals are on the Table?


House Budget – Paul Ryan (WI) Senate Budget – Patty Murray (WA)
Pay Freeze “Pay for performance” 1% pay increase
Retirement Increases employee pension contributions by 5.5% Leaves retirement intact
Sequestration Preserves sequester cuts, but directs them toward non-defense agencies. Replaces sequester with a mix of taxes and spending cuts
Jobs Cuts 210,000 jobs by attrition by 2015 Maintains current employment levels


Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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