AFGE Pushes for Cuts to Contractors Over Federal Workers

In a recent statement, the American Federation of Government Employees said that costs for federal contractors are out of control and should be cut ahead of furloughing the federal workforce.

In a recent statement, the American Federation of Government Employees said that costs for federal contractors are out of control and should be cut ahead of furloughing the federal workforce.

AFGE national president J. David Cox Sr. said, “We absolutely reject the notion that federal employees should be subjected to furloughs as part of Congress’ destructive game of sequestration. There are countless alternative ways to save that agencies can and should pursue before a single federal employee should be forced out of work.”

Cox added, “We call on Congress and all federal agencies to suspend all furlough plans and initiatives immediately. Do not come to us for furloughs until you have taken proportional cuts from your costly service contractors.”

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