For Immediate Release

Saturday, December 29, 2018

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Calls Trump Executive Order Canceling Pay Raises ‘Cruel’


AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the following on the Trump administration’s decision to cancel a promised 2.1 percent pay increase for federal employees set to take effect January 1, 2019:

“Canceling promised pay raises for working people out of spite is cruel. Thankfully, new pro-worker leadership in the House of Representatives takes over in just a few days. One of their first orders of business should be to reopen the federal government and deliver on promises made to working people.”