REPORT: Several federal workers sue Trump administration over shutdown

JANUARY 10, 2019

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Five federal government employees are suing President Trump and members of his administration, alleging that they’ve been unlawfully required to work without pay and barred from seeking alternative jobs during the ongoing partial government shutdown.

The lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, argues that requiring workers to report for duty without pay during the shutdown violates the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.

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The lawsuit also claims that the government violated the plaintiffs’ Fifth Amendment rights by limiting their ability to seek alternative employment during the shutdown, which began Dec. 22.

The plaintiffs are not identified, but two work for the Department of Justice, and the other three work for the Departments of Transportation, Agriculture and Homeland Security. Four of the individuals have been required to work without pay during the shutdown, while one has been deemed nonessential, according to the lawsuit.

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  1. Larry January 10th, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    So who ruled that this was Trumps fault ? It has to pass the House then the Senate then the president signs it ! And it has not even made it to his desk !!!!!


  2. KK January 10th, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    People are so Sue happy. How stupid can they be? Such unintelligent people they are to think they can sure the president over this. How about suing Chuck & Nancy, morons


  3. Nancy January 10th, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me! You knew damn well that you were essential personal when you signed all your forms! It’s not like you are NOT getting paid,you’ll get your money, then I hope they tax the hell out if you! You should be fired!


  4. Capit January 10th, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Fire them after the lawsuit. They shouldn’t be working for the government if they are going to file lawsuits during a shutdown, dumbasses. I had to face layoffs every 5 years at Boeing and you didn’t see anyone filing lawsuits. Our lay offs lasted for several years yea bunch of snowflakes. I have no sympathy for these jackals. Since slavery was mentioned were they all of color?


  5. Catherine Mueller January 10th, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    They need to go after the Democratic Party who absolutely refuses to work with our President and the Republicans to pass Border Security and protect the U.S. citizens. They are only concerned for the illegal aliens who sre.bankrupting our coffers then send the bulk of their m ok ey.back to there home countries. This has got to stop!


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