• Air traffic controllers haven't been paid since the government shutdown began, and now their union is suing the federal government

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    America's 22,790 air-traffic controllers have gone unpaid since the government shutdown began on December 22.
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association sued the federal government on January 11 for "unlawfully depriv" its union members of wages.
    One air traffic controller said she was unable to attend her grandmother's funeral during the shutdown as she hasn't been paid for weeks.
    Two other federal employee unions have sued the government since the shutdown commenced.
    The union that represents America's 22,790 air-traffic controllers is suing the federal government.
    The National Air...
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  • The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls

    The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    Robocalls from telemarketers, scam artists and debt collectors already assault Americans' phones at all hours of the day - and the government shutdown threatens to make the problem even worse.
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  • Most Americans Call Shutdown 'Embarrassing' As It's Set To Become Longest In History

    Most Americans Call Shutdown 'Embarrassing' As It's Set To Become Longest In History

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    An NPR/Ipsos poll finds more than 70 percent of Americans say the shutdown is embarrassing for the country, will hurt the economy and the government should remain open while budget talks continue. (Image credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
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  • A sportswear company blasts the government shutdown in a full-page ad calling for Trump to 'Make America's Parks Open Again'

    A sportswear company blasts the government shutdown in a full-page ad calling for Trump to 'Make America's Parks Open Again'

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Columbia Sportswear ran a full-page ad in The Washington Post on Friday, calling for an end to the government shutdown and to "Make America's Parks Open Again."
    "Walls shouldn't block access to parks, and federal workers shouldn't be left out in the cold," Columbia CEO Tim Boyle is quoted in the ad. "Work together to open the parks."
    National parks have been plagued by garbage and feces overflow in recent weeks, absent of workers to clean toilets or pick up trash.
    Columbia Sportswear wants President Donald Trump to "Make America's Parks Open Again."
    On Friday, the outdoors clothing and...
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