The AFL-CIO Labor Wire: Rally to stop the shutdown

Jan. 10, 2019

Working people from across the country will rally outside the AFL-CIOheadquarters in Washington, D.C., this afternoon to protest the government shutdown and its effects on the more than 800,000 workers not receiving paychecks, over 85% of whom live and work outside of the nation’s capital.

If you can’t make the Rally to #StopTheShutdown event, watch the livestream here beginning at 12 p.m. ET.

Message of the Day—Rally to #StopTheShutdown

Today marks the 20th day of the government shutdown, and starting this week, affected employees will not receive a paycheck. To make matters worse, some of these workers are subcontractors and are blocked from receiving back pay, and their medical benefits are set to expire Feb. 1.

The entire labor movement is rallying together for our affected brothers and sisters because as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) said, “When you mess with one of us, you have to deal with all of us.”

Today’s event will feature workers feeling the devastating effects of the shutdown, leaders from across the labor movement and members of Congress.

If you can’t make today’s event, you still can make your voice heard.

Call your senators and demand that they end the shutdown immediately.

If you’re an impacted worker and in need of help, call 2-1-1 or click hereand speak confidentially to a specialist in your community about food programs, shelter and housing options, help with utilities and health care, services for veterans and more. It’s free and available 24/7.

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One-third: The number of federal workers who are veterans.

Take Action

Stop the government shutdown.