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Petitioning DC City Council

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

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;

WE DEMAND:

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. 

 

 

Letter to
DC City Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: DC City Council.

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Pay Back DC Workers for Needless Furlough Days-NOW!

Pay Back DC Workers for the Needless Furlough-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;

-Annual Step increases were frozen for one year, based on the same supposed budget shortage for the District;

-All of the sacrifce was made by the everyday working class people who make it possible for 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;

WE DEMAND:

1. That 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.



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Sincerely,