Workers Rally: We Want to Work!

On Thursday federal workers rallied in Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, New Jersey, New York, and across the country. Here in New York, workers chanted, “We want to work!” and “End the shutdown now!” and shared stories of the financial hardships they have faced since the shutdown began.

Dozens of TSA workers picketed at the airport in Atlanta. The airports in Miami and Houston have each been forced to close one terminal over the weekend due to sickouts. Among the lowest paid workers in the federal government, things are about to get “really bad” for TSA security screeners as they miss their first paycheck of 2019. And the lockout is hitting black workers hardest of all.    

The message from workers all over the country is clear: President Trump, you must end this lockout now! We want to work!

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