Maureen Groppe and John Fritze and Micaela Watts USA TODAY Published 4:56 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 WASHINGTON – The pain experienced by hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have gone without paychecks for more than a month was part of the pressure that led to Friday's deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks. Federal employees will get back pay but not it's not clear how long that will take. Plus, Bureau of Prison psychologist Dr. Genevieve Grady said there's a big misconception that federal employees' problems go away when the shutdown ends. "That's wildly untrue," she told the Salem Statesman Journal, noting that financial losses and credit scars will remain long after paychecks resume. And federal contractors, who have also been affected, will not be compensated. While both President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders expressed support for federal workers, it remains to be seen whether they can … [Read more...] about Despite deal to end government shutdown, federal workers still hurt.
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An estimated 800,000 government employees missed their wages for first time since the shutdown began three weeks ago. Employees posted pictures of their blank payslips on Twitter and vented their frustration as the stand-off entered its 21st day. This weekend, it will become the longest shutdown in US history. Some Democrats seized on the empty payslips as a way to renew criticism of President Donald Trump, who triggered the shutdown over his demands for funding for a border wall. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia tweeted: "It should be payday for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. But thanks to Trump, many are actually getting pay stubs like this. He's treating them like the countless contractors he stiffed throughout his business career." Roughly 420,000 federal employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying at home without pay. While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, there is no guarantee that … [Read more...] about U.S. federal workers get blank payslips as shutdown drags on
US federal workers get blank payslips as shutdown drags on BelfastTelegraph.co.uk US public sector workers missed their first payday of the year on Friday as anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills deepened. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-federal-workers-get-blank-payslips-as-shutdown-drags-on-37703475.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37703472.ece/01c43/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_6874b903-a368-4c81-964c-02f7d607a5be_1 Email US public sector workers missed their first payday of the year on Friday as anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills deepened. An estimated 800,000 government employees missed their wages for first time since the shutdown began three weeks ago. Employees posted pictures of their blank payslips on Twitter and vented their frustration as the stand-off entered its 21st day. This weekend, it will become the longest shutdown in US history. Some Democrats seized on the empty payslips as a way to … [Read more...] about US federal workers get blank payslips as shutdown drags on
Rank and file government workers are feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown, a phenomenon extending into its 18th day Tuesday. Radio Sputnik's By Any Means Necessary was joined by a political and legislative organizer at the largest federation of unions in the US on Tuesday to discuss the day-to-day impacts on a yet-unknown share of the 2 million-strong federal workforce. "For most of our government, this Friday is going to be the first" paycheck that is missing from the bank accounts of federal workers, said Ian Hoffman, legislative and political organizer for the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO. There are major day-to-day questions for federal workers, some of whom are still putting in the time for free, while others are legally prohibited from showing up to their places of work even if they want to: How can housing and food … [Read more...] about Shutdown Shame: ‘No Guarantee’ 380,000 Federal Workers Will Get Back Pay
Erin Kidwell is an employee at Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon and a mother of two. She's also one of hundreds of thousands of federal workers whose position has been furloughed over Christmas during the partial government shutdown. "We do live paycheck by paycheck. I heard a Congressman say that we didn't, but we do," she told CBS News. Kidwell said many federal workers take their jobs in part because of the security of working with the government. But with an impasse in budget negotiations between the White House and lawmakers over President Trump's $5 billion demand for a border wall, Kidwell and her husband, who is also a furloughed federal employee, face an uncertain future."The hardest part is the demoralizing of our employment," she said. "Playing around with our jobs like they're a political game."On Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said the government would not reopen until congressional leaders approve his request for border wall funding. "I can tell you, it's not … [Read more...] about “We do live paycheck by paycheck”: Federal workers struggle as shutdown continues