National Treasury Employees Union

10,435 Supporters

To organize federal employees to work together to ensure that every federal employee is treated with dignity and respect.

Started 2 petitions

Victory
Petitioning U.S. Congress

Furloughed Federal Employees Need a Paycheck!

Federal employees have been held hostage and not allowed to perform their jobs.  We urge you to support S. 1567 and H.R. 3223 to make sure federal workers get paid for the time Congress refused to allow them to work.  I am a furloughed federal employee or a friend or family member of a furloughed federal employee. Through no fault of their own, federal workers have been sent home without pay.  They are public servants dedicated to providing each of your constituents with the services citizens deserve and expect from their government.  Just like other middle-class Americans, employees have obligations that must be paid on time.  They have mortgages and rent to pay and their lenders and landlords don’t care that Congress has shut them out of their jobs.  Federal workers have college tuition bills for their children, elderly parents to provide support for and student loans to pay, just like other Americans.  Federal employees are proud public servants and take great pride in the jobs they perform for America every day.   They are under a three-year pay freeze and many are paying more toward their retirement benefits this year.  Federal health insurance costs are going up and tens of thousands of federal workers have been furloughed several days this year already as a result of sequestration.  They cannot afford to go without a paycheck again.  Please support S. 1567 and H.R. 3223 ensuring that federal employees will be paid for the time they have been furloughed against their will.  

National Treasury Employees Union
3,422 supporters
Victory
Petitioning U.S. Senate U.S. House

We Want to Work! End the Government Shutdown!

Federal employees want to serve our country. I am a federal worker and I want to keep doing my job serving the American public. (Or, I am a family member or friend of a federal employee.) Without federal workers the safety of our food, water and air is compromised, school lunch programs are endangered, and revenue goes uncollected increasing the multi-billion dollar tax gap. A government shutdown puts us all at risk. Federal employees have taken hit after hit in the ongoing budget battles. We are under a three-year pay freeze, facing hikes in our health insurance premiums, working under reduced resources because of sequestration and many of us have had smaller paychecks because of unpaid furlough days. Our paychecks again will shrink with a government shutdown. I will not know when or even if I will be paid. Like other middle-class Americans, we struggle to pay my bills, send our children to college, help our aging parents, and have enough set aside to handle life’s emergencies. My economic welfare is being threatened and I cannot stretch my pay any further. Congress: end the government shutdown.  

National Treasury Employees Union
7,013 supporters