Day of Action to Fight the White House Budgets Cuts
Updated On: Jul 14, 2017
JOIN THE DAY OF ACTION
TUESDAY JULY 18
Join the AWPU in a Day of Action on July 18th to fight the White House's Budget Proposal.
Speak Up to Protect Your Job and Your Retirement!!!!!!
Brothers and Sisters,
APWU will be having a Day of Action on Tuesday, July 18th and we are encouraging everyone to contact their member of Congress in opposition to the proposed budget, which cuts postal workers' pay and retirement benefits. Attached is a flyer with talking points on the budget as well as numbers to call on Tuesday which will patch you through to your representative. Please share the flyer with other members, on social media and with family and friends. We need to overwhelm congress with calls against the budget letting them know this would be a direct attack on the middle class and their families.
The House Budget Committee is currently weighing this budget handed to them from the White House, which includes deep cuts to your pay and benefits. The final federal budget bill is slated to be released from committee to the full House next week. WE NEED TO MAKE SOME NOISE in order to prevent the cuts to federal employees pay and benefits from happening.
APWU is leading the charge against these cuts as part of the Federal-Postal Coalition in a Day of Action on Tuesday, July 18th. We need our membership to do their part along with the thousands of former federal employees to call their representatives in Congress, to speak out against the parts of the White House budget that hurt federal workers and retirees. The country-wide call-in's success depends on you.
The White House budget will hurt present and past Postal employees by:
Calling for an increase of 6% employee pension contributions into FERS - 1% a year for each of the next six years, which amounts to pay-cut of thousands of dollars a year for each FERS postal employee.
Eliminating Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) on FERS retirement benefits, reducing COLA on current civil service retirees and a change in calculating future retirement benefits from the current "high three" average to a "high five" year formula.
Taking away the social security supplement for FERS employees who retire before they are eligible for Social Security benefits.
Calling for massive cuts to programs workers rely on, including to social security disability benefits, Medicaid coverage, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the student loan program.
Proposing $46 billion in "savings" to the Postal Service by a reduction in the methods of delivery. This could include cutting the number of delivery days and a further reduction in service standards.
On Tuesday, July 18th, we'll be asking you to call 1-844-402-1001 and tell your Representative in Congress to vote NO on the White House budget. Together, our united voices CAN make a difference!
Text "remindme" to 91990 for a reminder text. Don't forget to tell all your friends to call! Share this information on Facebook and Twitter.