UPDATE: The National Joint Call Congress Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
ORIGINAL POSTING: On Wednesday, July 12, the NRLCA, along with other members of the Federal-Postal Coalition with represents five million federal and postal employees and retirees across the country, will participate in a national joint call-in day to Congress in opposition of the Administration’s Budget proposal to further cut federal and postal employee compensation and benefits. Currently, federal employees have already contributed approximately $182 billion toward deficit reduction since 2011 through pay freezes, reduced pay increases, and two increases in retirement contributions for new hires. The proposals from the Administration’s proposed FY2018 budget would affect federal and postal pay and retirement benefits that would cost these individuals more than $149 billion over 10 years.
We are asking NRLCA members to contact their member of Congress and urge them to oppose the following cuts proposed in the Administration’s FY2018 Budget Proposal:
- Allowing the Postal Service to change the frequency of mail delivery from six to five days
- Eliminating the cost-of-living adjustment for retirees covered under FERS
- Reducing the COLA for retirees covered by CSRS
- Eliminating the FERS annuity supplement for new retirees
- Changing the retirement calculation for new FERS retirees by basing pensions on the highest five years of salary
- Increasing federal employee contributions towards retirement by approximately 6%
You can reach your member of Congress by calling the Capitol Hotline at (202) 224-3121, and ask to be directed to your member of Congress. If you are unsure who your member of Congress is, please click on this link and type in your ZIP code.