Federal workers union gathers uneasily for conference
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.
| March 2, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
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