Letters to President Obama and Congressional Leaders on Pension Contributions


7/5/11: This weekend, NTEU and other members of the Federal-Postal Coalition sent this letter to President Obama and this one to Congressional leaders urging them to reject proposals that will require federal employees to shoulder a disproportionate share of our nation’s debt.  As you know, proposals have been made that would require federal workers to contribute a much higher share toward their defined benefit annuity, in effect producing a pay cut.  We pointed out to the President that in October of 2010, data showed that federal employees’ salaries are 24 percent behind similar private sector jobs. We continue to believe that shared sacrifice among the rest of the American population should be discussed before demanding further cuts from the federal workforce.