We can sit back and say "we are glad we have a job" or we can let our senators and congress person know what we think. Has inaction ever given you any results?
Your action is as easy as cut n paste:
Have the guts to go to this link. It allows to send 1 email to your 2 senators and
1 congress person in 1 shot:
use this letter as a sample (just cut and paste)or make your own:
DOE Secretary Chu announced a two-year freeze on salaries for all exempt and non-exempt employees at the national laboratories, as well as other DOE sites and facilities.
Per DOE instructions, the freeze becomes effective Jan. 1, 2011 and applies to all merit increases reimbursed under the contract for the next two years.
The freeze does not apply to bonuses who, we all know, go to upper management
In these hard times, the rank and file are asked to sacrifice. Why is not executive
compensation and/or bonuses cut or frozen?
The impact of the freeze is in many areas:
1) It hinders the Lab's ability to retain and attract good talent; this is a requirement of the management contract between the Labs and DOE.
2) It affects morale and possibly safety and security at the Labs
3) Increases resentment against management and resentment in general to such a level that when the job market improves, a serious talent hemorrhage will occur at the Labs, perhaps worse than the one that happened during the dot com boom in the 90s.
4) Retirement is based on the average 3 highest years' salary and if there is a 2-year freeze, it will devastate those that are within a few years of retirement.
The salary increase package was due to be announced at LLNL but Secretary Chu
had some other idea.
We urge you to fight for Lab employees hard earned increase for 2011 and beyond.
The freeze is not fair especially that it excludes management bonuses!
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