|New Data Supports NTEU's Fight for Higher Pay Raise|
New Data Supports NTEU's Fight for Higher Pay Raise
A new report released Friday supports NTEU’s ongoing fight for a higher pay raise in 2023.
According to the Federal Salary Council, federal employees on average earned 24.09 percent less this year than their counterparts in the private sector. In 2021, the gap was 22.47 percent.
With the new data, NTEU renewed its call for legislation that would provide an average 5.1 percent increase next year. While the administration has proposed a 4.6 percent average increase, Congress or the White House could choose to enact the higher amount between now and January.
“As any federal employee can tell you, it’s getting harder to stretch their paycheck to keep up with the bills, and now we see that employers in the private sector have done a better job than the federal government in helping their workers support themselves and their families,” said National President Tony Reardon. Read more