After fattening the pockets of wealthy Americans and big corporations with tax cuts and deregulation during his four years in the White House, President Donald Trump is ramping up his assault on workers on his way out the door by backing the Senate GOP’s attempt to freeze the pay of civilian federal employees in 2021.
The GOP plan has drawn fierce pushback from Democratic lawmakers and union leaders, who denounced the proposal as a “cruel slap in the face” in the middle of a raging pandemic and economic crisis. The push for a pay freeze comes on top of Trump’s effort to gut civil service protections via executive order, a move that has been condemned as an all-out war on the federal workforce.
“But now, the White House has come out in support of a proposal… which would freeze federal pay at 2020 levels, while at the same time, the administration affirmed its support for a 3% pay increase for military members,” said Thomas. “This disparity devalues the contributions of civil servants, who tirelessly and expertly meet the needs of not only our military, but also of our nation as it struggles through this historic crisis and attendant rocky economic conditions.”After $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut for Rich, Trump Backs GOP Pay Freeze for Federal Workers as Pandemic Rages | Common Dreams News
Fascism is rising as the billionaires wage war on unions, and the percentage of union jobs shrinks even more.
Union jobs = middle class jobs.
As the middle class shrinks, so does democracy and freedom. Fascism rises in it’s place.