NTEU Responds to Heritage Report

Tony Reardon and David Arvelo
Tony Reardon and David Arvelo
NTEU National President Tony Reardon responded forcefully to a report by the Heritage Foundation calling for the next administration to slash federal employee pay and benefits.

“Clearly, The Heritage Foundation’s goal is to try to limit the effectiveness of government in any way possible,” Reardon said.

The report calls for a 10 percent pay cut for federal employees, reductions in vacation and sick leave, phasing out a defined pension benefit, and ending health coverage for retirees.

These proposals would make it virtually impossible to get the kind of talented employees needed to accomplish the critical missions of our federal government, Reardon said.