WASHINGTON, DC - This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with representatives from federal employee unions to discuss issues important to the federal civilian workforce, including a pay raise for federal employees, the Trump Administration's proposed merge of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with the General Services Administration (GSA), and protecting the pay and retirement benefits of the workforce.
"I appreciated the opportunity to meet with representatives from federal employee unions this morning and listen to their concerns," said Congressman Hoyer. "The Trump Administration's continued assault on our federal civilian workforce is extremely troubling. Most recently, the proposed effort to merge OPM with GSA would have severely negative consequences for the federal workforce and undermine the ability of federal employees to serve the American people efficiently and effectively."
"As a representative for over 62,000 federal employees in Congress, I will continue to work with my colleagues to push back against the Administration's draconian proposals to erode the federal civilian workforce," continued Congressman Hoyer. "I join in thanking the federal employee unions I met with today for the important work they are doing to advocate for our hardworking federal employees."
Representatives from the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) attended the meeting.