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Trump Issues Order Freezing Federal Pay

Dec. 29, 2018, 1:53 AM

Federal employees won’t get across-the-board pay increases in calendar year 2019 if an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Dec. 28 isn’t overruled by Congress.

Unions representing federal workers, many of whom are on furlough during a government shutdown, blasted the action.

“This is just pouring salt into the wound,” National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon said in a statement. NTEU represents 150,000 employees at 33 federal agencies and departments. “It is shocking that federal employees are taking yet another financial hit. As if missed paychecks and working without pay were not enough, now they have been...

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