Federal Budget Would Cut Postal And Federal Workers Pensions, Give Trillions To Rich
By Doug Cunningham
Postal and federal worker unions are mounting a national day of congressional action Tuesday opposing what they say are deep pay and benefits budget cuts. The unions are urging members to call their members of Congress to register protests over the cuts. Judy Beard is Legislative and Political Director with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU).
[Judy Beard]: “The current White House budget cuts the pension contributions for federal employees’ retirement system
by six percent. And that’s a great loss to those that worked very hard over the years.
In addition to that it also cuts their cost of livin’ increases for retirees. And that cost of living increase is something they depend on as prices go up.
The cuts are against workin’ people. At the same time, it finances trillions of dollars in tax breaks for the wealthiest few.”
Beard says the proposed budget also cuts tens of billions of dollars from the U.S. Postal Service.
[Judy Beard]: “Forty-six billion dollars in ‘savings’ to the postal service by a reduction of the methods of delivery. And we want to keep six day delivery.”
The American Postal Workers Union urges you to call 1-844-402-1001to protest these cuts. That’s 1-844-402-1001.