Senator Says Agreement Offers Some Protections for Federal Workers
On Friday, August 5, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will meet with union leaders and federal employees about the recently enacted budget compromise that raised the debt ceiling and saved the nation from default. The Senator will discuss details of the budget agreement and talk about how it affects federal workers.
In January, it was announced that there would be a two-year pay freeze for the federal workforce. Senator Cardin, a member of the Budget and Finance committees, has opposed additional cuts in compensation for federal workers. The budget agreement, which includes $1 trillion in cuts and additional cuts that would be triggered if Congress does not enact a budget plan developed by the Joint Committee, protects federal workers from increased contributions to their pensions.
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to meet with union leaders, including members of AFGE, AFL-CIO and NARFE
· WHEN: Friday, August 5 at noon (**)
· WHERE: Census Bureau Complex,
4700 Silver Hill Road, Library,