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No Raise for 6 years

AFGE Urges Congress To Pass First Pay Raise For Federal Workers In Six Years

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Feb 16, 2016

The American Federation of Government Employees is urging Congress to approve the "Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act".

AFGE President David Cox Sr. says the 5.3% pay raise in that proposed law would help federal workers catch up for years of lost wages. He also says when there's a movement to raise wages for all working families the federal government could lead by example by passing this federal worker wage increase.

Federal workers haven't had a raise in over six years. Cox says federal employees have gone without a raise for far too long and it has meant a 6.5 percent drop in their standard of living since the start of the decade.

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