Federal judge sides with Trump, allowing workers to go unpaid during shutdown

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge declined to stop the Trump administration from requiring government employees to work without pay during the shutdown, rejecting the arguments of two federal unions and other individual federal employees.

In a hearing Tuesday, District Judge Richard J. Leon refused to grant temporary restraining orders requested the National Treasury Employees Union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and a group of individual federal employees. The unions argued that the government could not force employees deemed “essential” to work without pay during the shutdown.

Lean declined to grant the orders, saying they would “create chaos and confusion” in an already fraught environment. [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Federal judge sides with Trump, allowing workers to go unpaid during shutdown”

  1. The AVERAGE government pay is over $100,000 per year. I'm not feeling sorry for anyone. I bet most readers of this article don't make over $100,000 per year. So, are is anyone feeling sorry for these people?

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