|Members of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) and other federal workers, hit hard by the Republican-controlled Congress and its anti-labor agenda, rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.|
A new Machinists News Network video highlights a rally in support of federal workers who have been hit hard by the Republican-controlled Congress and its anti-labor agenda.
“Federal workers keep our water clean, our food supply safe and they protect our borders,” said Randy Erwin, Legislative Director for the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM). “We’ve got to keep on getting our message out and keep fighting on Capitol Hill.”
In recent months, millions of federal employees, including 175,000 NFFE-IAM members, have suffered through a government shutdown, pay freezes, furloughs and reckless slashing of retirement benefits.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) joined other pro-labor lawmakers in recommitting their support for the bargaining rights of federal workers.
“You guys make this country work. You guys are everyday heroes,” said Ellison. “You are the people we rely on to make America work right.”
Click here to watch “Pro-labor Congressmen show support for government workers.”