Trump Administration Sued By Union For Forcing Employees To Work Without Pay

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It’s another day in the partial government shutdown, which started on December 22, and a federal employee Union sued the Trump administration for making employees work without pay.

According to a report from USA Today, The American Federation of Government Employees believes it is unlawful for government employees to work and not be paid, and it filed the suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The AFGE is one of the largest unions in the country. The partial shutdown is in its second week, and hundreds of thousands of workers employed by the government are working without pay or on furlough.

J. David Cox Sr., the AFGE’s national president, said, “Our members put their lives on the line to keep our country safe. Requiring them to work without pay is nothing short of inhumane. Positions that are considered ‘essential’ during a government shutdown are some of the most dangerous jobs in the federal government.”

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