Pay Back DC Workers for Needless Furlough Days and Lost Step Increases-NOW!
  • Petitioned DC City Council

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DC City Council

Pay Back DC Workers for Needless Furlough Days and Lost Step Increases-NOW!

    1. Roger Scott
    2. Petition by

      Roger Scott

      Baltimore, MD

Pay Back DC Workers for the Needless Furlough Days and Lost Step Increases-NOW!

The Facts:
-DC employees were told that due to budget shortages, we needed to sacrifice our holiday pay to meet the needs of the District during the last fiscal year;

-All of the sacrifce was made by the everyday working class people who make it possible for the Capital of this Nation to function;

-The District did not have have a budget shortfall last fiscal year. In fact, the Distict had a SURPLUS of $240 MILLION, making any furlough of city employees needless;

-Although Mayor Gray has proposed fairly paying back district employees for lost pay, some City Council members such as David Catania and Jim Graham (annual salary $130,000) are pledging use OUR money for other "priorities";

-Another budget surplus of $77 million is projected for this fiscal year;


1.  All District employees are immediately reimbursed IN FULL for every penny that was lost in the needless furloughs last fiscal year. 

2.  Every employee that was due a step increase during the last fiscal year must be reimbursed IN FULL for every paycheck that was affected;

3.  That District officials immediately begin a process to raise the current pay scale for District employees to take effect in the next fiscal year. 



Recent signatures


    1. Victory!

      Roger Scott
      Petition Organizer

      The DC Council voted yesterday to fully pay workers for the needless furlough days! After voting against the repayment twice, council members finally saw the light. This was only possible because of everyone who signed the petition, protested, and raised hell with their council members! If you're in management, you'll get reimbursed, too...although you should be thanking every union member you see, especially from AFSCME and AFGE!

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Reached 5 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Valerie Lott WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Request payback for DC worker's furlough days and lost step increases.

    • Regina Burger WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that DC emplyees were very honorable to accept this furlough. However, it was a hardship on most of us, including me as a DC Government employee. I think we should get our money back without delay.

    • Doreatha Picott UPPER MARLBORO, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      CFSA was initially exempt from the furlough at the beginning but due to the Director at the time he beg that CFSA be included. There are staff member that live from check to check that suffered a great loss. There are people that works to survive. To take away from them is unjust, to include, many of the empolyees are DC resident. The spirit of oneness should be honored and respected.

    • joselyn barfield WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      The District of Columbia did not have a budget shortfall as we were made to believe for last fiscal year but instead had a surplus making any furlough for DC government employees needless!

    • Jacquetta Clark WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Furloughed employee


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