Public-sector unions object to pension changes as a way to cut debt

05/15/2011 | Washington Post, The

The idea of requiring federal workers to contribute more to their pensions is being eyed by Democrats and Republicans as one way to cut the deficit, with some estimates saying $120 billion could be saved over the next 10 years. Unions for federal workers say existing pay freezes mean workers have already been asked to sacrifice, and other ideas should be pursued.

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