AFGE union wants contractors to sacrifice before federal workers

AFGE union wants contractors to sacrifice before federal workers
By Lisa Rein , Updated: January 16, 2013 Uscapitolindaylight

Unions representing federal workers have been nothing if not vocal in their conviction that if automatic spending cuts take effect during the battle in Congress over reducing the deficit, contractors should be sacrificed before civil servants.

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal union, drew another line in the sand Tuesday in response to a White House memo to agencies to intensify their planning for sequestration, as the $85 billion in budget cuts that could take effect March 1 are called. Continue reading “AFGE union wants contractors to sacrifice before federal workers”