Following the President’s August 30 Letter to Freeze Pay, large numbers of Members of Congress are joining in sending letters supporting a pay increase for federal workers in 2019.
Following the President’s letter last week to formally implement the January 2019 federal employee pay freeze as called for in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request released to Congress in February, over 150 Members of Congress are sending letters in support of providing federal workers a pay increase in 2019.
Key members of Congress are urging HHS Secretary Azar to come back to the bargaining table with NTEU.
As you know, I have informed you that, while HHS continues to be silent after our legal victory against the Executive Orders, NTEU will not be. Today, I am pleased to report to you that key members of Congress also are not being silent. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have written to Secretary Azar asking that he come back to the table and bargain in good faith with NTEU. Continue reading “Congressional Support for HHS Bargaining”