WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Brian Schatz for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of Hawaii.
" Brian Schatz is a dedicated public servant and a terrific senator. He has fought for veterans by ensuring the VA and its frontline workers have the resources and support they need. He also led the effort in the Senate to provide federal workers with a 5.3% catch-up pay adjustment in 2017 to make up for years of frozen pay and miniscule increases. "AFGE looks forward to working with Senator Schatz and the rest of the newly elected members of Congress to build a government and an economy that works for everyone." The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.For the latest AFGE news and information, visit the AFGE Media Center . Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.