Federal workers' unions critical of pay freeze extension

August 23, 2012 - 05:30 PM
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Dougan interview August 22, 2012

This week, President Obama told Congress he will extend a two year pay freeze for federal workers until at least next spring. The campaign made it difficult to reach a long-range agreement before October -- the start of fiscal 2013.

In a letter to Congressional leadership Obama wrote, "Government must maintain efforts to keep our nation on a sustainable fiscal course." Obama estimates the freeze will save taxpayers more than $60 billion.

William Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, discussed the freeze on Capital Insider.

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