Skip to comments.Federal workers demand end to government shutdown at White House protest
Posted on 01/10/2019 11:46:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand government leaders end this shutdown.
Leaders of the National Federation of Federal Employees said they hoped that bringing federal workers to the presidents doorstep would show him whom the shutdown has hurt most. President Trump, though, wasnt there to see them, having left earlier in the day to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
We want to send a very strong message that this is not about politics, its about getting people back to work, said Brittany Holder, a spokeswoman for the NFFE and a protest organizer. A lot of the county thinks federal workers are all here in the D.C. area, but its only 15 percent. If youre living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and suddenly the paychecks stop? People are feeling really stressed and anxious, and they want to know when this will end.
Protesters, who packed the street outside the AFL-CIO building on 16th Street NW, held signs that declared I want to go back to work, and Congress: Do your job so we can do ours. The protest came on the 20th day of a partial shutdown that has left nine federal departments and several agencies closed since Dec. 22.
The group began to march about 1:20 p.m. to the White House, calling on Trump to reopen the government with or without funding he has requested for a border wall.
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It looks like there is going to be a nationwide Federal Workers rally. See here for all the news:
Why are they protesting at the White House?? Nancy lives in San Fransisco.
Tell them that if Pelosi won’t even negotiate that they can eat s**t!
RE: Why are they protesting at the White House?? Nancy lives in San Fransisco.
They should go to the source of the shutdown — CONGRESS.
Ask them what they do when they are on strike? Seems to me that solution should work here as well. They could engage in temporary work, for example. Eventually, they will get back pay unlike when they go on strike. Maybe the government should just make changes to union contracts that will encourage them to go on strike. Then, they won’t have any objections.
Maybe they should be protesting Nancy Pelosi. She’s the one holding them hostage.
Brisk cold? How can that be? I thought man-made climate change ended all that, or so the Compost has been telling us.
Yes. They are protesting because they are on a PAID vacation. How horrible for them having to stay at home and still get paid for it someday.
Illegals first. They can’t seem to figure that out.
They get a free vacation and still they complain.
RE: They get a free vacation and still they complain.
Now let’s be realistic. Many of them have to pay the rent and the bills and other expenses. It’s not as if they want to be in this situation.
What I disagree with is the TARGET of their protest. Why are they going to the White House? It’s Schumer and Pelosi who refuse to negotiate. They should be protesting at Congress.
Union goons, hope they enjoy the nice weather. Ha ha
RE: How horrible for them having to stay at home and still get paid for it someday.
Yes, but the bills are not due someday but NOW.
DEMANDING always works.
So, the DEMOCRAT Union is demanding that Trump give in to the Democrats???
***Why are they protesting at the White House?? Nancy lives in San Fransisco.***
And Nancy lives behind a WALL in SF.
IMO, they should be constructively discharged and replaced by men.
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