Congressional Candidate Peter Joffrion defends pay raises for federal civilian employees at Redstone Arsenal and across Madison County. Last week in a letter to Congressional leaders, President Trump authorized a pay freeze for civilian federal employees in 2019.
“The working men and women of Redstone Arsenal serve a vital function in protecting our country from foreign threats. They have earned a pay raise through service to our country and hard work,” Joffrion stated.
Representatives from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) have noted that 40,000+ federal jobs on Redstone Arsenal and across North Alabama will be impacted by this action.
“Congress can and should act to ensure these civil servants receive a cost of living raise. Federal employees like those on Redstone Arsenal are the backbone of Huntsville's economy, and they deserve a Congressman who will stand up and fight for their jobs and their pay. Mo Brooks won't. I will.”