paychecks during the longest government shutdown in history and now they should receive the back pay they deserve,” says AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) last week introduced the Fairness for Federal Contractors Act of 2019 (H.R. 824), which would provide back pay for federal contract workers affected by the recent federal government shutdown, ensuring back pay up to a maximum of $1,400 a week. Click here to fill out a form to be connected to your member of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 824.