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Labor leaders were happy to hear this Friday, as federal pay has been frozen for more than two years. A 0.5% pay hike is scheduled to go to civilian federal workers in late March, though House Republicans want to extend the federal pay freeze through December.
“After all that federal workers have sacrificed the past three years, they have earned a raise. I repeat, they have earned a raise,”Â William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees said at the White House briefing.