Employees at the Social Security Administration will be eating on the run today as they fight to protect their agency. Employees of the SSA at 300 Spring Garden St. will use their lunch break to protest budget cuts to the administration.
Philadelphia’s agency is one in 84 cities today holding informational pickets in response to the House-passed Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) on Social Security beneficiaries. The $1.7 billion in cuts could lead to unpaid furloughs of up to a month and temporary closings at Social Security offices.
The Senate’s got two days to pass a budget and reconcile it with the House’s budget. The SSA is hoping the Senate doesn’t cut Social Security.