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Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers
More on this story from yesterday.
[POLITICO] ‘In light of our nation’s fiscal situation, federal employee pay must be performance-based,’ the president wrote in a Thursday letter to congressional leaders.
Posted by:Fred

#7  Ran into a fella this summer I hadn't seen in over 25 years. He's a GM-15 who lives in Burke, VA. along with his GM-15 spousal unit. Something tells me he could give a shi* about the cancelled pay raise.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-01 10:51  

#6  #5 ...the cancelled raises were for area cost of living adjustments not base pay increases.

Uhhhhh - He cancelled both. There was a 2.1% increase on the table for federal workers and an increase to "locality pay".
Posted by: Bangkok Billy   2018-09-01 10:30  

#5  AFAPK, fed raises are separate from military and the mil are still promised substantial ones next year. Also, the cancelled raises were for area cost of living adjustments not base pay increases.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839   2018-09-01 09:37  

#4  Correct on both counts Mike.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-01 07:34  

#3  ...Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC military retirees went without raises at all for a couple years during the Obama Administration, and we were told to suck it up for the Greater Good(TM).

Sadly, I expect a Federal jester judge to reverse this PDQ.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski   2018-09-01 07:31  

#2  "It's not their flight pay I'm concerned about. It's the base pay that Army aviators receive that really upsets me."
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-01 00:53  

#1  Now force all of them to sign up for Obamacare, Congress hopefully included.
Posted by: Raj   2018-09-01 00:31