Federal-Postal Coalition Statement Regarding Sequestration

In response to the sequestration policy taking effect today, the Federal-Postal Coalition, releasedthe following statement:

"America's federal and postal workers constitute the greatest workforce in the world. Together, they defend our country, protect the food we eat, the airplanes we board, the packages we send, and the national parks we enjoy. They possess the talent and dedication to achieve millions of feats for America each day -- unless our elected officials obstruct them.


"Sequestration and furloughs are only the beginning of a flood of uncertainty looming before our nation's federal workers. In less than four weeks, Congress and the President will face another deadline for funding the entire government. If our politicians fail to work together to arrive at sensible solutions, we risk a total government shutdown. It is personally and professionally a struggle for federal workers to do their best work when their jobs are more uncertain with each passing day.

"Our nation's federal workers want to serve every community in America, but first Congress and the White House must lead before it's too late."

For more information or questions, please contact Kori Blalock Keller at (202) 293-7277 x110.

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The Federal-Postal Coalition is an alliance of 30 management, professional and union organizations representing five million federal and postal employees and retirees:

American Federation of Government Employees
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
American Foreign Service Association
American Postal Workers Union
FAA Managers Association
Federal Managers Association
Federally Employed Women
International Association of Fire Fighters
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
Laborers' International Union of North America
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys
National Association of Federal Veterinarians
National Association of Government Employees
National Association of Letter Carriers
National Association of Postal Supervisors
National Association of Postmasters of the United States
National Council of Social Security Management Associations
National Federation of Federal Employees
National League of Postmasters
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
National Rural Letter Carriers' Association
National Treasury Employees Union
National Weather Service Employees Organization
Organization of Professional Employees at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Patent Office Professional Association
Professional Aviation Safety Specialists
Professional Managers Association
Senior Executives Association

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