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Beyer Backs Fed Unions

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Washington, September 14, 2015 | Thomas Scanlon (202 225 4376) | comments

Congressman Don Beyer today dismissed Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to weaken federal worker protections as absurd and out of touch.

"Doing away with our federal employee unions and eroding the tremendous progress made possible by FDR’s National Labor Relations Act is no way to get elected President,” said Rep. Beyer.  “Our labor movement has helped make possible the minimum wage, the eight hour workday, a forty hour workweek, safer working environments, health coverage, and Social Security – the bedrock of America’s middle class.” 

Addressing Governor Walker’s proposal to eliminate federal employee unions, Beyer added, “Our federal employees already work under the threat of sequestration, shutdowns, furloughs, and pay freezes.  These are hardworking civil servants making a lasting impact on our country.  They deserve a pay raise, not demagoguery.”

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