We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

As shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, federal employees sue over working for no pay

4 57 471
12.01.2019

The government shutdown dragged on for a 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest in American history. On Friday, 800,000 federal employees went without their paychecks. And though President Trump insists “the buck stops with everybody,” 51 percent of Americans are placing blame for the shutdown him and him alone, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

On Friday, federal employee unions filed a lawsuit accusing the government of violating federal labor laws by forcing “essential” employees to continue to work through the shutdown, even though they aren’t being paid. These unions — the National Federation of Federal Employees, the........

© ThinkProgress