The government shutdown is now in its 13th day, meaning some 800,000 federal employees are still without a paycheck because President Donald Trump refuses to sign a federal budget that doesn’t include $5 billion for a border wall. “Working people—and their livelihoods—should never be used as political pawns,” said the AFL-CIO. AFSCME President Lee Saunders called on President Trump to accept Democratic proposals put forward by House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to end the government shutdown. “Get in the fight today by doing one or more of the activities below—even if you haven't been affected by this shutdown,” urged AFGE. “An injury to one is an injury to all.” Click here to take action.
- AFL-CIO Now blog