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Federal workers plan protest against possible higher pension contributions

12/10/2013 11:06 AM

12/10/2013 11:07 AM

Internal Revenue Service workers in Kansas City have announced plans for a protest and rally Wednesday outside their offices near Union Station.

The workers are angry about reports that congressonal budget negotiators will ask for larger federal employee retirement contributions in order to pass a budget.

“Federal employees have already endured a three-year pay freeze, unpaid furlough days and a 16-day government shutdown during which more than 90 percent of the IRS workforce across the country were locked out of work,” said a statement from the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 66 in Kansas City.

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