Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan joined federal employees in Metuchen to call on President Trump and Congressional Republicans to end the disastrous government shutdown.
The government shutdown, now in its 28th day, has left more than 5,000 New Jersey federal workers either furloughed or working without pay. Congressman Pallone and House Democrats have voted to reopen the government numerous times, but the government remains closed over Trump’s insistence on a wasteful and unnecessary border wall.
The impact of the government shutdown has been devastating for New Jersey’s federal employees, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck and are now scrambling to make ends meet. As the New Jersey State AFL-CIO continues fighting to reopen the government, we will do everything in our power to assist our brothers and sisters who are struggling.