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Aww: Government Unions Stage Anti-Sequester Protests

OneForFreedom Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:19 PM
RGR4214 needs to look at the GS payscale. Then (s)he needs to check out how civil servants are compensated. Hint: they get cost of living increases, along with grade/step increases, whereas in the private sector, it's all rolled into one "raise" which may or may not happen (e.g. cola increases have historically been 3% to 4%, plus step/grade increases. In the private sector, people are lucky to get ANY raises yearly).
Cappmann Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 1:28 PM
Jjust to clarify, there have been no COLA pay increases for three years. Step increases go to Step 10, and are spread out over 15 years of employment.

Don't furlough me, bro:
 

More than three dozen federal workers picketed outside the Bolling Federal Building in Kansas City Wednesday, calling for an end to the automatic federal spending cuts known as sequestration. “Sequestration stinks,” one protest sign said. The automatic sequester cuts went into effect earlier this month. They require tens of thousands of federal workers to take unpaid furloughs, and many workers are now being notified of their furlough schedule. Most furloughs won’t take effect until April. “Federal employees are hard-working Americans just like everyone else,” said a statement from Shannon McPeek, president...