I'm a Government employee. I also belong to the Freelancer's union. I'm a uniongal, through and through. I believe in the right to self determination, which is why I support the Employee Free Choice Act.
As an employee, we should all have the right to have a unified voice to negotiate with the managers, owners and bosses. Together, we have power. United we stand, divided we fall. A very American philosophy, huh?
So, when I heard President Obama announce the freezing of White House Senior Staff wages, it got me to thinking about what it means to be an American Government Worker:
And when I thought about it, I knew that I needed to do something about it. I needed to show my support for the voluntary request the President has made of his senior staff. I decided, I'd take the pledge, too:
I agree to accept a pay freeze for the length of time President Obama needs to restore the US economy. I, (state your name) pledge to accept no Bonus, no increase in pay and my support to President Obama's voluntary program prescribed on January 21st, 2009 for his White House Senior Staff.
This I pledge on (state the date).
If you are a US Federal Government Employee and would like to take this pledge, please head over to facebook and sign up. And if you don't have a facebook account, leave a comment.
I've taken the pledge, because I believe that United we Stand and Divided, we Fail. And Failure is just not an option.