The U.S. Air Force’s plan to cut 1,000 defense civilian workers by April – cuts the service claims the GOP-run Congress is forcing on them – is unfair to workers and costly to taxpayers, says American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox. His union represents defense civilian workers. That’s because while the jobs will be cut, the work won’t be. Instead, it’ll be shoved onto the remaining civilians and on to service members, or parceled out to civilian contractors. The latter two methods are more expensive than retaining civilian workers, he added. “If the goal is to increase costs to taxpayers while eroding our military readiness, the Air Force will certainly succeed,” Cox said.
- Press Associates