Federal-worker union plans Wednesday rally in D.C. to protest sequester

 

(Photo courtesy of AFGE)
(Photo courtesy of AFGE)

The nation’s largest federal workers union will rally in Washington Wednesday outside the Department of Labor headquarters as part of the group’s National Day of Protest against the sequester.

The event will be one of about 100 nationwide gatherings the union has organized to oppose the government-wide spending cuts that took effect on March 1.

“Sequestration has got to go,” AFGE president J. David Cox Sr. said in a statement. “If federal employees are furloughed without pay, if offices and plants are shut down, if vacancies aren’t filled because of these across-the-board budget cuts, then federal employees won’t be able to do the work that the American public expects them to do.”

The National Day of Protest rally in D.C. is scheduled to start at noon on the steps of the Frances Perkins Building in the 200 block of Constitution Avenue Northwest.

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Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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