(Worthy News) – One of the largest government employees unions says its members should not be forced to work without paychecks.
The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), which represents workers in the IRS and Customs and Border Protection among others, is suing the federal government alleging that its members should not be forced to work without pay. The labor group filed two suits alleging that the United States has violated both federal labor law and the Constitution by bringing the 800,000 federal employees deemed essential into work without their normal pay during the government shutdown, which is now entering its 23rd day as Democrats battle President Donald Trump over funding for a border wall with Mexico. The suit asks the Court to “pay members of the collective action liquidated damages in an amount equal to any minimum wage and overtime wages earned since December 22” in addition to their back wages. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]