Monday, January 7, 2019
The National Treasury Employees Union Files Lawsuit Monday in response to Government Shutdown
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
In a press release issued by the NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union) Monday evening January 7, the National Treasury Employees Union has stated that they filed a lawsuit Monday, January 7, alleging that the administration has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by making it a requirement that federal employees work without being paid during the government shutdown.
According to the press release from NTEU, the complaint has been filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on behalf of a Customs and Border Protection Officer named Albert Vieria who is stationed at the southern border. According to NTEU, Vieria is one of the thousands of federal workers required to work without pay.
According to NTEU National President Tony Reardon, "It is unconscionable that many employees are having to work-and in some cases overtime-with no pay whatsoever."
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