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Topic of the Week

Can your employer retaliate against you for union activity?

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Blog of the Week

Federal workers protest against government shutdown across the country

As the partial government shutdown stretches into its third week — making it the second longest shutdown in U.S. history — federal workers in Philadelphia took to the streets Tuesday to protest the White House and congressional inaction that has left them without work and pay for 18 days.

Thought for the Week

"They have to realize that this affects everyday people. It affects the boots on the ground. To me, it’s like a political chess game that they’re playing, and we seem to be pawns. "

–Ray Coleman Jr., a corrections officer at a federal prison in Florida on the government shutdown

List of the Week

from Washington Post

Longest Government Shutdowns: 

DEC. 22, 2018 - Trump - 26 days and counting

DEC. 16, 1995 - Clinton - 21 days

OCT. 1, 1978 - Carter - 17 days

OCT. 1, 2013 - Obama - 16 days

OCT. 1, 1977 - Carter - 12 days

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Spied On at Work? Things to Know About Employee Monitoring
  2. Why you should ask for someone’s pronouns instead of just assuming
  3. New York City mayor to propose law giving all workers 2 weeks of paid time off
  4. Feeling poorer? That's because "real" wages fell last year
  5. Unpaid federal workers owe more than $400 million in mortgage and rent payments this month