Last week, President Donald Trump instituted a federal hiring freeze with no end in sight. Beyond this, he directed the Office of Management and Budget to develop a long-term plan to reduce the federal workforce through attrition. Here are six facts you need to know about the hiring freeze: 1. This plan takes jobs away from Americans. 2. More than 85% of federal employees live outside Washington, D.C., so this won't "drain the swamp." 3. The plan disproportionately affects veterans...click here for the rest of this report on the AFL-CIO Now blog.