Senator Menendez, Congressman Norcross, Congressman Van Drew and Union Officials Join Struggling Federal Workers to Rally for an End to Trump’s Disastrous Government Shutdown
Federal employees from around the state will gather at Teamsters Local 331 in Egg Harbor City on Monday, January 21 to call for an end to Trump’s disastrous government shutdown. This grassroots event, hosted by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and three local federal worker unions impacted by the shutdown, will feature several distinguished speakers, including Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Donald Norcross, Congressman Van Drew and New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech.
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Teamsters Local 331
1 Philadelphia Ave,
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Trump’s government shutdown, which is now the longest in U.S. history, has left more than 800,000 federal workers—including 5,000 in New Jersey—either on furlough or working without pay for a month. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck and do not know when or if they will be able to afford rent, food, and medicine.
Among those suffering are the employees of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC), the nation's premier air transportation system laboratory and southern New Jersey’s largest employer next to the casino industry. During this event, we will hear from WJHTC workers who hope to shed light on the devastating impact the shutdown.
We look forward to a strong labor turnout for this event as we make ending Trump’s pointless shutdown our number one priority.