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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Federal workers union gathers uneasily for conference

By Lisa Rein

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) kicked off the annual gathering of the National Treasury Employees Union on Tuesday with a call to federal workers to "gird yourself for battle" against Republican-led attacks on their ranks.

"What we're witnessing is nothing short of an assault on the rights of working men and women in America," Connolly told hundreds of union members gathered in Washington for a three-day meeting and lobbying blitz on Capitol Hill. He called efforts by House Republicans to target federal workers and agencies for steep spending cuts the "demonization of federal employees."

"The ultimate victims of that demonization are the public we serve," Connolly added.

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By Lisa Rein  | March 2, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
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Instead of girdling themselves for battle, perhaps they could work, for a change.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | March 2, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

"Instead of girdling themselves for battle, perhaps they could work, for a change."

They do. You mad that they have a job and you are still unemployed? Maybe you could go back and actually get your high school diploma?

How do I sound generalizing something to sound "cool" and "hardcore" online?

Posted by: Bious | March 2, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

@ Bious.

That was a bit harsh. I think the first poster is referring to all of the publicity with their twisted data, false information and misguiding leadership by bullying the govt workers. Few democrats (or the unions) are coming back at them with facts and standing up against them. I see it happening daily since the punklians took the house.

Posted by: spankyfrost | March 3, 2011 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Union thugs call for civil war.

Union thugs will be outnumbered and outgunned.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | March 3, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

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