URGENT: Need immediate and continuing calls against bill to extend federal employee pay freeze through December 31, 2013.

URGENT: Need immediate and continuing calls against bill to extend federal employee pay freeze through December 31, 2013.

Republicans will bring to the House floor, perhaps as early as Tuesday, January 22rd, a bill introduced by Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), H.R. 273, which would extend the current two-and-a-quarter year pay freeze for federal employees until the end of 2013 — making it a full three years since federal employees have seen a raise. It is a continuation of the outrageous and punitive attacks against federal employees since 2011. A lopsided loss in the House next week could make the pay freeze permanent.

AFGE strongly opposes H.R. 273 and asks all Representatives to vote against it. Talking Points are below. An email alert to all AFGE members will be going out soon and will have a phone script and toll-free numbers attached. Continue reading “URGENT: Need immediate and continuing calls against bill to extend federal employee pay freeze through December 31, 2013.”