Future worries unions despite Obama win


Federal workers are glad President Obama won re-election, but are worried he won’t rescind the two-year-long pay freeze, a union official says.

They are also worried about how many employees will lose their jobs as Congress and the president struggle to deal with the budget deficit, CNNMoney reported Friday.

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said union members believe Obama “has stood with federal employees 90 percent of the time.”

They had feared the election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who during the campaign blamed federal workers as one of the causes of the deficit and talked of shrinking payrolls and cutting benefits.


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