Jan 22, 2019
In Safe Nation
In addition to harming the environment and global diplomacy, this shutdown violates federal workers' right to work when and only when they are fairly compensated. Freedom from coercion into working for no or delayed pay is a workers' rights issue, a racial equality issue (federal workers are disproportionately black), and a human rights imperative. Moreover, it is shameful that the government cannot model for businesses and foreign countries the most basic responsibilities of a decent employer.