Skip to comments.Dems struggling to help low-wage contractors harmed by shutdown
Posted on 01/12/2019 4:07:01 PM PST by 11th_VA
Democrats are struggling to come up with a way to provide back pay for low-wage contractors losing income because of the partial shutdown, a complicated process that hasn't been tackled during previous government closures.
Contracted maintenance workers, cleaners, security guards and cafeteria staff at government buildings are among the hardest hit by the shutdown, which began Dec. 22.
Unlike the hundreds of thousands of affected federal employees who often receive back pay after a shutdown ends, low-wage contractors are not afforded compensation once the government reopens.
While President Trump is expected to sign legislation that would eventually give back pay to federal workers, even ensuring similar compensation after future shutdowns, contractors are not covered in that bill...
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How low wage would a contractor be if they will be contracted regardless of fee?
contractors in the private sector risk bankruptcy and cancelled contracts. Those who contract with the government dont have the same level of risk of bankruptcy, but exchange it for politically related risk.
Got to hand it to the Dems, always looking out for the little people.
Hey. Congress shut down government. Let the democrat house pay their wages.
“Democrats are struggling to come up with a way to provide back pay for low-wage contractors losing income because of the partial shutdown”
Fund the Wall.
Dems shut down the government, and with enough lying by the media can avoid any blame.
This is a blatant “we’re trying to help” lie.
Im sure those low wage contractors are illegals. And they are not contractors. They are the scum that hang out in front of Home Depot every morning in every city waiting to be picked up by actual contractor scum. Of all the REAL contractors I know, zero are low wage.
Fake news.....once again
Dims dont seem to care much about low-wage workers whose wages are depressed by illegal foreign invaders.
Fund the wall and the money will flow.
Democrats are telling these low information contractors that Democrat obstruction is not the problem.
My girlfriend’s brother is one of these contractors.
He’s mildly retarded and works as a janitor at the Bureau of Standards.
He’s almost 60yo and has been enjoying his time off :)
Maybe they should consider funding the wall ...
Work outside the beltway and everybody I talked to this week who works for government contractors has a rainy day funds. They understand the risk.
Especially when they miss their kickback payments.
My memory must be going bad. I simply don't remember Democrats giving a rip when people lost their jobs or got hours cut because of Obamacare. There were no sob stories on TV 24/7, stories of missing mortgage payments, etc.
Youre memory isnt going bad; Dims really dont give a flying flock about the little people, especially if theyre legal citizens.
Neither do most Republicans -- the entire leadership, to be specific.
Minorities, poor and women hardest hit. Film at 11.
Democrats are taking a vacation while telling low income workers to go screw themselves.
The champion of the Little People. Let em go eat cake.
I’m so disgusted with these asshats thinking they’re entitled to anything but unemployment compensation when they are laid off. One set of laws and benefits for us and a lot better set for them.
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