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Larsen: Shutdown ‘is rippling through aviation economy’

The following is from Congressman Rick Larsen (D-2nd): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Last week, Rep. Rick Larsen joined the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel to call on President Trump to end the shutdown and put Americans back to work. Larsen also […]

As shutdown drags on, families suffer, unions turn up the heat

SEATAC (Jan. 14, 2019) — As the partial federal government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history over the weekend, the stress on federal workers and their families increased, and the unions representing those workers again ramped up the pressure on President Trump and Senate Republican leaders to “Stop the Shutdown.” More than 800,000 federal […]

STOP THE SHUTDOWN: Here’s what you can do to help

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2019) — As the partial federal government shutdown hits Day 20, hundreds of thousands of federal employees — folks who protect our borders and environment, who keep our food and air travel safe, and provide many other essential services that many take for granted — are still furloughed from their jobs […]

End the government shutdown: Call your U.S. senators now!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 9, 2019) — The following is an open letter from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: It just makes sense: The U.S. Senate needs to end the federal government shutdown and put people back to work. Let your senator know that the federal government must be reopened. Every day the government stays closed, hundreds […]

Shutdown ‘insulting, a slap in the face’ for federal prison workers

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 7, 2019) — Since the partial government shutdown began at midnight on December 22, 2018, federal correctional workers – the men and women who work inside the federal prisons located in communities across the nation – have been going to work without being paid. “It’s insulting and a slap in […]

AFGE sues feds over ‘inhumane’ federal government shutdown

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2019) — On Monday, the American Federation of Government Employees and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay.  The lawsuit alleges that the federal […]

AFGE denounces 3rd government shutdown

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 23, 2018) — President Trump shut down large portions of the government Dec. 22 after refusing to back down from his demand that Congress give him $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Funding for several government agencies ran […]

AFGE to Congress, Trump: Spare working people from shutdown

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2018) — Democratic leadership met with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss the final spending bill of the year and hopefully avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 22. The shutdown would be the third in 2018, disrupting work and […]

Postal union leaders decry report calling for service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 6, 2018) — This week, the Trump administration’s task force on the U.S. Postal Service finances released its long-awaited report and recommendations. While it didn’t call for full-scale privatization of the USPS as some had feared, it called for dramatic service cuts, price increases, and failed to address the biggest challenge facing […]

With SF contract win, historic multi-city Marriott strike ends

The following is from UNITE HERE: SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 4, 2018) — Early Monday morning, 2,500 striking San Francisco UNITE HERE Marriott workers reached a tentative agreement on a contract agreement with Marriott, making San Francisco the eighth and final city to reach a settlement to end the 7,700 worker strikes of Marriott in the […]


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