U.S. base German employees get 2.4 pay raise, U.S military 1 percent

Our Military is getting only a 1.0 percent pay raise. So folks are unhappy working for the good ole USA over in Germany and want to go on strike? I have a better idea. Bring all our military home. Let Germany and the E.U. start spending their money on defense. I am tired of the world living large on our dime. We are already stretched way too thin. We are now fighting Ebola – I say enough of this nonsense. They end up getting 2.4 raise. So unfair.

The union represents about 17,000 local civilians in Germany, most of whom work at U.S. military bases. Union representatives had asked for a 3 percent raise or an 90 euros per month across-the-board increase.

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Thousands of local nationals working for the U.S. government and other foreign forces in Germany will see their wages increased by 2.4 percent, retroactive to Sept. 1, ver.di, the union representing the workers, announced Wednesday.

The agreement on the new 12-month contract came early on the second day of salary negotiations Wednesday in Bonn between the union and representatives from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance and the militaries of the United States, United Kingdom, France and Canada.

Those discussions were preceded by widespread protests by union members throughout Germany, including one Monday in Landstuhl, where hundreds of local civilians working for the U.S. and other foreign militaries in the Rhineland Palatinate didn’t show up for work to protest stagnant wages.[…]

“We consider this as a good result,” said Jürgen Dehnert, spokesman for the Rhineland Palatinate region of ver.di, on Wednesday.

Dehnert said he did not know what the average wage increase would be.

Achim Meerkamp, a board member of ver.di, said the agreement struck was acceptable, “especially when you consider the fiscal situation of the foreign forces and their plans to save money,” he was quoted in a union press release.

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11 Responses to “U.S. base German employees get 2.4 pay raise, U.S military 1 percent”

  1. Petermc3 Says:

    Niw that our armed-or is it disarmed- forces are a force for good our men/women in uniform can distribute toys to the German children as a sign of america’s commitment to bending over.


    • bunkerville Says:

      The purpose of the military is……… Most apparently have fogotten


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Amen Bunkerville! Bring them all home and let these nations figure it out on their own.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mustang Says:

    There really is no justification for maintaining a “force in readiness” when absolutely no one in the entire world believes that the United States any longer has the will to use our military as a force for good. Beyond this, why would we spend so much of our national wealth by stationing soldiers (and their equipment) in a foreign country, the head of which our own NSA targeted? We have devised a very odd meaning of the word ally. The truth of the matter is that as a people, we have become immoral —what should we expect of our government?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Well put. I am tired of being treated like dirt. Let them all speak Russian, Chinese or whatever. See if I care.


  4. Jersey McJones Says:

    I agree.


    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Hard to believe Jersey.

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit Says:

        Too long a story to type up. My dad’s mother told me nearly fifty years ago…”Be careful who you claim kin to.” 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Strange bedfellows.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    I’m with you, Bunker. Years ago I use to argue tthat we needed to have bases in Europe but that Europe should pay 80% of the cost. Then, when my eldest son did tours in the Army in Germany, he told how badly the German government(s) treated the Army; charging through the nose for every little thing. Since then, I’m in the camp of “Closes the bases and let Europe defend itself!”


    • bunkerville Says:

      We have been suckers long enough.


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