May 21, 2015
J. David Cox: Tens of thousands of federal, D.C. government workers don’t earn living wage
Federal workers without a union on their side would get a major economic boost if the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee would adopt a proposal by AFGE and other unions to boost the federal minimum wage of hourly employees to $15 an hour, says North Carolina native and AFGE leader J. David Cox:
The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees says the federal government should follow the lead of Los Angeles and other cities by raising the minimum wage for federal and D.C. government employees to $15 an hour.
“There are tens of thousands of federal and D.C. government employees who work full-time yet earn less than $15 an hour,” American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. said. “The federal government should serve as an example for other employers to follow by providing its own employees with a living wage.”