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Friday, January 25, 2019

Fwd: Government Shutdown - temporary funding deal (thank you!)

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From: Chip Shannon <>
Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Government Shutdown - temporary funding deal (thank you!)
To: John Case <>

To:     All State Federations and Area and Central Labor Councils
Re:    Government Shutdown - temporary funding deal

THANK YOU! Because of your work - including nearly 25,000 calls to senate offices and almost 50 collective actions held just today - the White House just announced a deal to temporarily re-open the government. 

This is what we know about the deal:
  • votes in the Senate, then the House, may happen as early as this evening,
  • the deal will fund the government through February 15,
  • federal employees will receive backpay, but
  • there are currently no solutions for the hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who have lost a month of work.
For now, we encourage you to take the following actions:
  • please work to keep pressure on the White House and Congress to pass a permanent funding bill by February 15
  • please continue to circulate our toll-free hotlines (Senate: 866-803-8830 & House: 855-976-9914) so union members can contact their members of Congress
  • please call the 52 senators who voted yesterday for the clean bill to re-open the government
  • continue to use our toolkit ( for social graphics, content and resources
In solidarity,

Chip Shannon | AFL-CIO
Assistant Director | Political, Electoral & Issue Mobilization

John Case
Harpers Ferry, WV
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