LETTER: Read FWA's Message to Congress on Fiscal CliffChairman Dougan wrote Congressional leaders urging they protect feds from further cuts as they negotiate the fiscal cliff. Read More >>
RELEASE: FWA Says Feds Have Sacrificed EnoughTake a look at our latest news release detailing Chairman Dougan's letter to Congress on the fiscal cliff. Read More >>
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How Will Up to 22 Furlough Days Impact Your Livelihood? Share Your Story Here and We'll Share it with Congress!With just days before massive sequestration cuts hit federal agencies March 1st, the time for federal employees to take action is now! We want to tell Congress, the White House, the media, and the American people how painful these furloughs will be for you, your family, and your community. If we don't speak up for ourselves, no one else will. Take just 30 seconds of your time to make a difference - leave your comment by clicking the link below. Read More >>
Hundreds of Feds Detail Devastating Impact of Furloughs on New Online Message BoardThe Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 unions collectively representing over 300,000 federal workers throughout government, started a message board Friday for anxious feds to share their stories on how potential sequestration furloughs would impact their livelihoods. In just a matter of days, hundreds of federal employees have shared their stories, putting a heart-wrenching human face on the true cost of deep government budget cuts. The message board has already gained more than 250 posts and 5400 views from federal employees of all ages, working in dozens of departments and agencies across the country. Here are just a few of the gripping accounts.
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Federal Workers Day of Action is TODAY! Use these Tools to Make Your Voice HeardFederal Employees Day of Action is finally here and the momentum is already starting to build. Federal workers from all across the country are signing letters to congress, calling their elected officials, and building awareness on social media. Why are so many federal employees stepping up and speaking out? The threat of Washington taking us over the fiscal cliff is scary for all Americans, but particularly so for federal employees. Depending on how Washington avoids the cliff - if at all - federal employees could see devastating cuts to their jobs, pay, retirement, and health care. The solution to this problem? Get active! Use the tools listed below to make an impact on your livelihood and that of your fellow federal employees.
Twenty Federal Unions Join Forces to Pressure Hill with 'Federal Employees Day of Action'The Federal Workers Alliance, a coalition of 20 unions collectively representing over 300,000 federal workers throughout government, has scheduled a coalition-wide "Federal Employee Day of Action" to pressure elected officials to preclude federal workers from further cuts to pay, benefits, and jobs as part of a fiscal cliff deal. Scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th, the day of action will utilize a wide array of tactics to influence elected officials including in-office visits, electronic constituent letters, phone calls, and raising awareness via social media. The message: "Federal employees have already sacrificed $103 billion in pay and benefits: enough is enough." Over the next 36 hours the member unions of the FWA will encourage their own members and other federal workers to do their part for the cause. Read More >>