Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction


9/6/11: Last week, NTEU National President Colleen Kelley sent this letter to each member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “Supercommittee,” urging them to oppose proposals that would affect federal pensions, federal employee health programs or an adequate federal workforce.  She reminded the committee members that federal employees are already under a two-year pay freeze and that other avenues such as eliminating tax loopholes for the wealthiest in the country should be considered in an effort to reach their stated goal of “shared sacrifice.”  She reiterated the fact that federal employees didn’t cause this crisis, and the crisis won’t be solved by cuts to federal employees. NTEU will continue to provide information to the committee as it begins its deliberations.