What Sequestration Means, in Simple English

AFGE Action Network

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Most Americans don’t understand how Sequestration will affect them. That’s why we’re recruiting your help to explain what Sequestration means, in simple English. If we want to stop Sequestration, we’re going to have to tell our story. So we’re setting up a Sequestration webpage with personal stories from AFGE members and federal workers. Our goal is to put a human face on the impact of sequestration–on how it impacts you, the American public, and the economy. In order to launch it, we need your stories. Continue reading “What Sequestration Means, in Simple English”

DIRECT IMPACT OF FURLOUGH ON ME AND OTHER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

DIRECT IMPACT OF FURLOUGH ON ME AND OTHER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

• Up to 22 days out of work with no pay, equivalent to a 20% pay cut

• Reduced contribution to Thrift Savings Plan retirement account

• Reduced take-home pay due to deduction of health insurance benefits at full salary rate

• Lost accrual of annual and sick leave while on furlough

• More work for everyone as co-workers are furloughed and vacancies go unfilled Continue reading “DIRECT IMPACT OF FURLOUGH ON ME AND OTHER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES”

Message from NP J. David Cox on Ongoing Budget Battles Over the Next Three Months

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You’ve read about it in the newspaper and heard about it on TV: Congress has approved the new “Tax Deal.” You know it will affect you, but you don’t know how. What do these budget battles really mean? What about unresolved issues like the Sequester and the Debt Ceiling? What does the Sequester mean? How does it affect you as a federal employee and a taxpayer?

In the video below, AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. explains in simple English what this all means for us. Watch the video from President J. David Cox Sr. to get up to date on what’s going on in Washington DC over the next few months, and what this translates to for you.

In solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE

For the latest updates on your pension, pay, budget cuts, and other news, text “NoCuts” on your personal phone to 225-568.