Federal employee union sues Trump

The nation’s largest union representing federal employees filed a lawsuit Monday afternoon against the government, seeking damages for the roughly 400,000 federal employees forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown.

The two plaintiffs — Justin Tarovisky and Grayson Sharp — work for high-security prisons the Justice Department runs. The American Federation of Government Employees argues that both plaintiffs have dangerous jobs and have been forced to work overtime without pay.

AFGE represents roughly 700,000 federal employees and has challenged the Trump administration over a number of issues, including major restructuring at the Education Department.

J. David Cox, AFGE’s national president, said forcing federal employees to work without pay “is nothing short of inhumane.”

“Positions that are considered ‘essential’ during a government shutdown are some of the most dangerous jobs in the federal government,” he said in a statement. “They are front-line public safety positions, including many in law enforcement, among other critical roles. Our intent is to force the government and the administration to make all federal employees whole.”

AFGE said the federal government is still calculating pay it owes to federal workers for the 16-day shutdown in October 2013.

The current shutdown has dragged on for 10 days, hitting the departments of Agriculture, Justice, Treasury, Commerce, Interior, State, Transportation, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development, as well as agencies like the Environmental Protection Administration, Food and Drug Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

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  • Cat
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:04 am 0Likes

    oh really!!!! No Judge will let this suit go through. President Trump is NOT the only president to have a shut down. So quit the BS over him and him being President of the USA. If everyone did there jobs…we would not have shut downs…now Democrats time to grow up and work for the pay checks you get.

    • ;larry
      Posted March 16, 2019 11:24 am 0Likes

      Cat I do agree

    • Kat
      Posted June 1, 2019 5:07 pm 0Likes

      I agree with most of your statement but this will find a never trump judge and go forward.. That’s what has been happening and I dont see a change.

    • Kat
      Posted June 1, 2019 5:09 pm 0Likes

      I agree with your statement except the judge part. If this follows suit it will find a never trump judge and proceed.

    • Joe
      Posted November 1, 2019 8:15 pm 0Likes

      RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted January 1, 2019 4:05 am 0Likes


  • James
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:05 am 0Likes

    and they are UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

  • Sharron C Beaty
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:07 am 0Likes

    Trump needs to take a page out of Reagans book & shut this union of & for the lazy down! perfect to rid taxpayers of undeserving people & shrink this unworkable behemouth

    Posted January 1, 2019 4:11 am 0Likes

    Hitlery STILL lost!!

    GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:18 am 0Likes

    Collect your unemployment and live with what non government and other union employees live with in life!

  • Ricky
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:18 am 0Likes

    Wow. They during the wrong people. House voted Yes on Wall. Senate held vote of 48-47 Needed 60 but Dems votes didn’t do Their job of Yes vote because Chuckie Schumer said No.

  • Bob
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:24 am 0Likes

    There are 2 solutions:
    Fund the 5.7 Million for the wall
    Keep the government shut down until the 2020 elections and prove how non essential many government worker really are, ESPECIALLY CONGRESS!

  • Ron
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:29 am 0Likes

    You should sue the DNC, Schumer and Pelosi. They are the cause.

    The President is making a strong effort to keep America safe. The Dems… NOT! Why has their tune changed? I suggest it is because President Trump supports keeping illegal aliens out! Illegal aliens. NOT Undocumented workers.

  • Marc
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:30 am 0Likes

    They are striking – no pay!

  • Dave
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:32 am 0Likes

    They need to take they’re problem up with Nancy Pelosi and Chucky boy Schumer, the president is trying to provide our country with a secure border that has already been voted for by all of these obstructionist Democrats for the last several years, Trump is the only one that meant it when he said he will get the job done. Your Law Suit is a waste of time going against Trump, he is in for the long haul and so are his supporters.

  • Dave
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:33 am 0Likes

    False statement…. They may not get their pay in two weeks, but they still get paid! Every shut down I’ve known about, they loose nothing. There is no reason to be living paycheck to paycheck I think the unions could use the money for better reasons.

  • CaptTurbo
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:34 am 0Likes

    Note to self: Federal employer losers are enemies of the people.

  • Wilfred Surface
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:35 am 0Likes

    too bad the FEDERAL MPLOYEES don’t give a shjjjt about we the common people. they are promised back pay more than most small companies can afford to offer there employees.

  • Robert Stone
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:35 am 0Likes

    If the corrupt government would have kept their promise years ago and built the wall or would have cared about the people of this great Country and stopped all the illegals and drugs from coming here in the first place, the first President to every care enough about the people to do the right thing would not have to do the right thing now. This is the only President I ever heard of to try very hard to keep his promises and not just lie to get elected. At the same time he faces so many lying politicians and media who are trying to change our Country for the worse.

  • David F. Lanphere Sr.
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:39 am 0Likes

    if they want to sue somebody, they should be suing Shumer and Pelosi. The agencies listed:
    the departments of “Agriculture”, ?Justice?, Treasury, “Commerce”, Interior, State, “Transportation”, Homeland Security, and “Housing and Urban Development”, as well as agencies like the “Environmental Protection Administration”, “Food and Drug Administration” and **”the Internal Revenue Service”**. as the ones affected, are all “extra” agencies that shouldn’t even exist anyway!

  • Linda C.
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:41 am 0Likes

    (1) Federal/government employees should not be allowed to unionize; (2) Why don’t they sue the people who are responsible for the shutdown – the obstructionist democrats, not Trump.

  • Greg
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:46 am 0Likes

    Its not a lawsuit against Trump personally, its against the Government. It takes two parties to cause a shutdown.

  • Steve
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:47 am 0Likes

    Good luck. Lol

  • John
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:49 am 0Likes

    Blame the liberals for this mess because they care not a twit about you. They want the border open so gangster scum can enter and murder us all not to mention the freeloaders taking money they’ve never earned form working taxpayers like the ones griping about working without pay. Don’t you realize the scum coming into the nation illegally is being handed money they never worked for. WAKE UP STUPID!

  • Earl
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:49 am 0Likes

    Sick pig federal workers and fed union. “F” them.

  • Randy131
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:50 am 0Likes

    What do unions do when the company their members work for have no money to pay the union members, so they have to lay them off and shutdown the company, until the company finds a source of funds to start the company up again, and rehire those union member employees? Does the union then file a lawsuit until the company finds the funds to start the company back up again? What has happened to common sense, and who do these unions think is running the government, their inmates or the President?

  • Frederick Wilhite
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:53 am 0Likes

    Yes; it sucks they aren’t getting paid “Right Now’; but they will get paid eventually. Everyone wants to blame Trump for everything! If they would leave him alone for a minute, maybe he could get something accomplished! Trump is the 1st republican president I’ve ever voted for and I will be voting for him again in 2020!

  • Janet L Johnson
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:53 am 0Likes

    trump should have /could have stopped this from ever happening. But he got exactly what he wanted, a SHUT DOWN, that he takes credit for on National TV.

  • Becky Clark
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:54 am 0Likes

    They aren’t working without pay- they will get paid, just not in the regular pay cycle! I worked in a federal job during government shut downs and while its a hassle i wouldn’t declare it inhumane! That’s a bit melodramatic!!

  • Bill
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:55 am 0Likes

    Federal employees should not be in unions as they already are over paid for pushing paper from one desk to another. One of the problems in our country is those who produce and pay for government employees by in large receive lower benefits. Our country needs a house cleaning and a much smaller government work force. The union should be sueing congress for failing to deliver a budget with adequate funding for the wall. I see they included 10 plus billion in aid for Mexico and Honduras, but no 5.7 billion to protect American citizen. The first job of the federal government is the health and safety of our citizens. Open borders are a Democratic vote getter and government union membership drive. Of course the federal democratic union would sue President Trump as he is not in their party. Time for a house cleaning and a smaller government in city’s, counties, states and federal government as they are killing the host that feeds them.

  • Robert Stone
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:04 am 0Likes

    If our corrupt government would have built the wall years ago when they promised that they would when obama, peloski. schumer and the rest of the politicians used to say that they wanted the wall, this Great President would not have to do what is needed to do to get it built. President Trump is the only President that has tried very hard to keep his promises instead of just lying to get elected. Even with all the lying liberals, commies and media fighting him with absurd lies and actuations he is still fighting for our rights as American Citizens. As Donald Trump said before he became President that he did not need all the crap of being President but he would do so because of how bad things have become in this Great Country. I could not have imagined how much resistance he would have gotten from all the corrupt politicians and media.

  • Michael Mcraven
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:06 am 0Likes

    Hey crybabies,,,Get it from the Democrats! They are the ones that wanted this ShutDown. Suck it up buttercups and go to Hawaii and the Bahamas for Pelosi and Waters drag them back to DC to the negotiations tables. Get’em to fund the Wall So this ShutDown will be over,,,Or be ready for a long January. ARE YOU TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS OBSTRUCTING ,,YET? HERE THE DEAL,,,THERE IS NO DEAL WITH NO WALL FUNDING! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT OUR DAMN WALL FOR OUR SAFETY. SO,,UNTIL THEN, ENJOY THE RIDE.

  • Richard L Scott
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:08 am 0Likes

    just another reason why I hate unions

  • Denise Goltz
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:10 am 0Likes

    The President did the right thing. What are they worried about, when the shutdown is over they will get their back pay, unlike the private sector, if you go on strike you do not get paid or do you get backpay.. People need to learn to live below their salary, this way they can strike for a long time and not affect them financially. The private sector does not reimburse the people on strike.

  • Jeanette Fossum
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:15 am 0Likes

    how about suing the democrats. they started this years ago. they never intended to build the wall, all they want are the votes, so they can stay in office and make America a socialist country.

  • eD
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:18 am 0Likes

    This is what you can expect from a UNION that SHOULD NOT BE ALOWED…

  • Tony
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:19 am 0Likes

    If you don’t like it quit,, find something else to do,or pressure your democratic reps, to fund the wall

  • Jean
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:19 am 0Likes

    We know they are STUPID. Sue who caused the shut down Schumer and Pelosi. They don’t want to protect the American people from diseased EVIL people trying to invade our country illegally. We know the democrats are the enemies of America.

  • Shar
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:20 am 0Likes

    Here is an idea. Sue the Democrat party for not caring about the U.S. citizens and obstructing Trump. Its cheaper to build the wall than it costs to deal with all the illegals coming in that arent wanted unless they are vetted and do it legally. What part of that do some people not understand?. The American people want the wall. Unfortunately its been talked about by every president, and Trump wants to do it, but they realize with all his achievements he actually does what he says, so they are trying to put a stop to it. Then he gets blamed for their obstruction. Congress still gets paid. Watters and Pelosi are both taking nice vacations, one in the Bahamas and the other in Hawaii. They are just showing they have no regard for the people they are working for. Cant even say that truthfully cause they obstruct and dont care about the U.S. citizen, they dont work. Sorry to the people who arent getting paid because of it. Seems Congress gets paid and also are enjoying vacations. Happy New Years to the hard working American. Trump wants to kerp Ametica safe, and they want to obstruct.

  • Cathy Jacobs
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:20 am 0Likes

    Just like they sued Obama when the government shut down when he was president. Oh, wait, they never sued him, did they…because HE was a liberal President. SMH

    Posted January 1, 2019 5:23 am 0Likes

    Suing Trump is INSANE.

    Suggestion: When there is a shutdown, no senator or representative is paid and that “lost” pay is not recoverable. The same holds with any federal employee.
    That might offer a stimulant for rational solutions.

    michael zitterman
    [email protected]

    • Mike
      Posted January 1, 2019 6:30 am 0Likes


    • Mike
      Posted January 1, 2019 6:31 am 0Likes

      That is a lie

    • Shay
      Posted January 1, 2019 11:48 am 0Likes

      Not TRUE the senators and representatives DO get paid! SO look it from the side of the federal LEOs FORCED to work driving to and from, same expenses, family and medical bills and NO Pay while congress sits on its butts and enjoys their paid vacations. We see it, these are children not paying federal employees that work and put their lives on the line because they hate NOT because they don’t want to do the right thing.

    • Karen
      Posted January 1, 2019 1:25 pm 0Likes

      I totally agree!

    • Gerry
      Posted January 1, 2019 1:44 pm 0Likes

      Correct. Congress can pass laws without the president’s cooperation and over his veto.

    • Joe American
      Posted January 1, 2019 1:47 pm 0Likes

      Congress members should be penalized on a compounded basis – everyday the budget is not approved just like Americans who get penalized when taxes are not paid and it compounds everyday it goes unpaid. Fair is fair.

    • Marlene
      Posted January 1, 2019 2:06 pm 0Likes

      Nobody has ever accused lawyers of being sane.

      Most of that list could have their staffs reduced by half and it would make no difference at all in their product.

      The prison guards might be the only exception there. Still why waste OUR TAX DOLLARS on MORE FREAKING LAWYERS. All they do is look for ’causes’ to bleed us.

      They should be suing schumer and pelousy. They could put everybody back to work in the blink of an eye.

    • Eric
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:13 pm 0Likes

      Not exactly. When they return, they approve for themselves a pay increase or a retro pay to cover lost salary.

    • JayCee
      Posted January 1, 2019 4:43 pm 0Likes

      Great idea.

    • Aileen K Douglas
      Posted January 2, 2019 12:44 am 0Likes

      Absolutely Correct!

    • jan logan
      Posted January 2, 2019 3:33 am 0Likes

      I agree 100% but also shut down is supposed to be non esentual employees so maybe they aren’t needed at all and their job should be eliminated

    • PatriotSoul
      Posted January 2, 2019 3:14 pm 0Likes

      Michael, AMEN – they obviously fall under “unnecessary” and could fall under obsolete; in other words they are useless.

  • JaronJoyner
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:23 am 0Likes

    I don’t know WHY?We don’t just start saying President Trump -Did it.Because the Media-And Others-Everything is-“TRUMPS”-FAULT.Just Say TrumpDid it.But Wait-If he’s so Bad-How did he get ELECTED.???Why Is America in such better Shape.???

  • Aletha
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:26 am 0Likes

    S0 quick to blame the President…blame is
    in the Congress and Senate..they left Washington and disregarded your shutdown!!

    • Mike
      Posted January 1, 2019 6:31 am 0Likes

      Yes I agree

    • Patricia
      Posted January 1, 2019 7:24 am 0Likes

      If they want to sue anyone, sue the democrats because they don’t care about their lois of wages or if we have a wall to protect us from illegal criminals! Why?! Because thry all have 10ft walls and money protecting them! So don’t blame Trump, blame your ignorant democrat party for this!

    • Diane Marie Knight
      Posted January 1, 2019 12:12 pm 0Likes

      there was an agreeable bill—Trump at the 11th hour decided against it. It IS Trump’s blame ,if fact said he’d shoulder the blame & be proud to shut down the Government. Hostage holding is not what America stands for. Shame on Trump for being so babyish!

    • Karen
      Posted January 1, 2019 1:26 pm 0Likes

      Absolutely! The demonic Democrats are to blame here…not President Trump!!

    • Logic
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:04 pm 0Likes

      No he is to blame… He had an offer last year he said he would sign and he would check today he said several others presented and he refuses… Our security forces say a wall is not the solution as do many people in Congress and apparently the Democrats it’s called surveillance it’s called fixing the roads… And fixing the existing fences and add small amounts we are deemed necessary… Donald Trump is ignorant to security he’s a severe malignant narcissist

    • Yvette
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:09 pm 0Likes

      Your President said he had no problem shutting down the government in fact I believe he said he’ Own it but as usual His delusional Followers like you help him and blaming others for what he dose to destroy Our Country this shutdown lay’s Squarely At the Republicans door and at the door of all you fools who voted for this Idiot

    • Clarence hartley
      Posted January 1, 2019 4:45 pm 0Likes

      Sue your boss. Exactly what this country.what has this come. Too.
      Where is the respect. All gone. What we Ned is to make an example of a few of the worst, and explain to them, that they are not the boss. Cleaning the swamp will cause some discomfort, it must be done.

    • Betty Pinckard
      Posted January 1, 2019 6:56 pm 0Likes

      That is true. The people are tired of them not doing there job.

  • Judy Stinger
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:31 am 0Likes

    Have they named Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats who have chosen to go on vacation and not do the jobs to which they were elected but rather ignore the plight of federal workers since they are the major cause of the shutdown.

  • lou
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:42 am 0Likes

    They should suit the DNC. The democrats wont support the border wall that Trump and the people want to protect the country. A measly 5 billion compared to what the country is paying for illegals is a lot, lot more.The government waste a lot of tax money on a lot of trivial special pet projects and protecting the country apparently isn’t one.

    • Karen
      Posted January 1, 2019 1:28 pm 0Likes

      You’re absolutely right Lou! I’m so tired of these damn Democrats! It’s hard to believe they even still have a party with all the crap they’ve pulled!

    • Yvette
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:15 pm 0Likes

      Just how do you know that the people want this Wall ??? You don’t We the people want your President out of that Office We don’t support this Idiot only you batshit crazy ass wipes support This fool and that is not The entire country And stop speaking for me because I do not support you or this so called President

    • Yvette
      Posted January 1, 2019 5:26 pm 0Likes

      Let me ask all you ass wipes who think 5 billion is nothing Do any of you assholes have 5 billion dollars laying around??? You people talk like that kind of Money is so easy to just give to a Idiot, like we couldn’t use that kind of Money on preventing Guns from getting into our schools not to mention education Or programs That help the poor and elderly Like Meals on wheels or getting our bridges and overpasses safe for our cars to drive over make sure our infrastructure is fix, Yes all of these things I mention could use $5 billion letting kids get free lunches or reduced lunches In schools so that they can learn with a full belly If you got this to just give away then you give this crazy president the money and stop holding the rest of us hostage, Just a thought but wasn’t Mexico Supposed To pay for y’all’s stupid wall how’s that going ?? Oh just another fucken Lie

    • Navy PO2
      Posted January 2, 2019 12:29 am 0Likes

      Demoncrats like criminal illegal immigrants. They vote for Demoncrats!

    • Steven
      Posted January 2, 2019 3:11 pm 0Likes

      When you applied for this job you also knew the possibilities. you are working without pay for only one reason and that reason is the Democrat Party. don’t come crying when it was the Democrat Party who allowed this to happen.

      Posted January 3, 2019 1:22 am 0Likes


    • Carol b
      Posted January 3, 2019 1:10 pm 0Likes

      Actually the Dems do support border security, just disagree that a “wall” is the most effective way to achieve it. Separating that issue for further discussion while passing the Republican-initiated other bills to maintain government services and departments makes sense. Support that idea?

  • Maddeline P Ives
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:45 am 0Likes


  • Tom
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:46 am 0Likes

    Bullshit, sue Chuckewe the douche who shut the government down.

  • Tom
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:48 am 0Likes

    Sue Schumer, the lying a s s who is responsible for the government shutdown.

  • Danny Lanning
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:48 am 0Likes

    Just another organization that is anti Trump, anti American and for socialism. Why are they not suing the wicked witch of the west Pelosi and Upchuck Schumer who are refusing to help protect our country and love murderers, dope dealers, slave traders, terrorist and gang animals. They are safe with the walls around their homes and security. President Trump did not shut ther government down, the American haters did.

  • L Emero
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:51 am 0Likes

    What makes this president any different then other presidents who pulled the same thing and they were not sued by money hungry lawyers that have come out of the wood work when no other president was sued.
    There is just many lawyers that want to make money off people who need it. the senate and house of representatives need to remember why they are in office and stop trying to make money off there supports
    instead of doing the job m they were chosen for

  • Alan J Munder
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:54 am 0Likes

    My guess is it’s not the federal employees who are complaining about the shut down, it’s the leaders who wear sheep’s clothing with a socialistic agenda. They do not serve the people who elected them but only themselves.

  • Donald
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:57 am 0Likes

    Should be seeing the DNC and democrat leadership!!!

  • Doug
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:58 am 0Likes

    Screw them. They are a union. Tell them to get in touch with their liberal asshole representatives who are trying to force us into living with the threat of illegals in the country and place border patrol in danger every day. The crap they deal with isn’t locked behind bars. Fund building the wall and you get your pay. Unions don’t rule this country any more. Most of us don’t give a shit want you want.

  • Gerald Gray
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:09 am 0Likes

    A wall will not stop everything it is a waste of money

  • jackcandobutwont
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:14 am 0Likes

    Fire them, like Reagan did the ATCT workers!

  • jackcandobutwont
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:15 am 0Likes

    Fire them, like reagan did!!

  • Vera Armstrong
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:17 am 0Likes

    they do not care they are not there for the paltry govt pay they are there to rip us all iff

  • jsccats
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:26 am 0Likes

    Time to end government unions since the union members work for us but negotiate with politicians and bureaucrats.

  • Mike
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:32 am 0Likes

    It is totally the democrats fault

  • Yogi Barrett
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:33 am 0Likes

    They need to sue Schumer, and the Democrats, this is their shutdown! Not Trumps! They are the ones who are on vacation, and will not even come to the table and compromise! They want their way, or no way!

  • Me
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:34 am 0Likes

    it isn’t the President’s fault ok look the demoncrats are keeping the government shut down going Trump wants to build the wall as he promised from the beginning and they were ok at first now that President Trump want’s to get this going they are backing out on him and all of us as a nation so what does everyone think of that your Democratic Party Of treason is for the illegals that break are laws and kill cops these are the people the demoncrats want I hope next time an illegal kills another it is one of their family members so they know how much it hurts.

  • Jaz
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:37 am 0Likes

    Are they suing the Obama administration? That’s who was in office in 2013 that they has been “calculating” for almost his entire 2nd term. Besides it’s taxpayers that are actually being sued, not the ones responsible, idiots! You’re suing yourselves.

  • Marvin McCardle
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:42 am 0Likes

    This is just another frivilous lawsuit to interrupt our President and make it out to be his fault. Sad situation. If people on the left want to remain in a great country then quit listening to the far left.

  • Victoria Gilmore
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:10 am 0Likes

    Rediculous! Get rid of Unions!
    The DNC is to blame. They have walls around some of their homes but don’t want average Americans safe. I support legalization.

  • Daniel Ford
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:14 am 0Likes

    They want to sue so.eo e, make it the o repaid co hires that does anything g and e erythi g again st Trump, no matter how stupid. They put walls around their homes for protection , yet do t this k we should have any protection option for the rest of us

  • Dan
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:23 am 0Likes

    The suit needs to be against the obstructions DEMOCRATS and RINOS that refuse to protect our country and totally ignore the will of the majority of our citizens. Because Trump has obstructed their Globalist Socialistic views, they will NEVER support him for any reason

  • Joseph Williams
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:33 am 0Likes

    At least they will eventually be paid. Some of their counterparts in the private-sector risk their jobs entirely with any influx of un-documented, ‘work-for-nothing’ aliens. Public Servants – a breed of their own, with a likewise mind-set.

  • John Bloxson Jr.
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:33 am 0Likes

    Here’s a thought Federal Employees Union suit the Arseholes who caused the damn shutdown the Damn DemoCommunist Party Suit Nancy Pelosi, Suit Maxine Waters suit Al Green, suit Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Dick Durbin etcetera…

    • Logic
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:06 pm 0Likes

      Another ignoramus… It’s nothing to do with the Democrats your orange cellulite had been offered many solutions he said he would sign something a year ago which he then said no like a two-year-old he’s a sick malignant narcissist wake up to that… He has no idea what he’s doing… and I’m sure your delighted that he Because of his jealousy of President Obama is destroying our environment our food our water our air… He’s a fucking moron as all of those with brands that have left the administration have said so… Stay on the wrong side of history with this malignant narcissist

    • Eric
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:07 pm 0Likes

      The blame is ALL on Trump. He said it himself. “If there is a shutdown it is on me”, he ssid. Plus, why should the Dems give him money for something HE boasted himself that MEXICO would pay for? Nope. THIS is on Trump.

    • Robert L. Kahlcke
      Posted January 1, 2019 8:32 pm 0Likes

      Correction Sir, It’s the “INBRED” Democrat-Communist-Islamic-Nazi Terrorist Organization

  • James P. Waggle
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:47 am 0Likes

    This is pathetic by this Union. Why didn’t they sue the other President’s like Obama when he shut it down for 16 days? This is a RACIST move in my opinion because I want to yell RACISM since the SNOWFLAKES use that word so usely. This closure of the government is for a REAL REASON NOT to just to whine like the Demo-Idiots when they close it down.

    President Trump should STOP ALL PAY to the USELESS POLITICIANS until they open it again. NO BACK PAY.

  • Deplorable Lanie
    Posted January 1, 2019 8:10 am 0Likes

    I personally think that no Congress member should be paid during a shutdown. While most are wealthy in their own right, it may just make them more eager to do their jobs instead of going on a HOLIDAY at a luxury resort in Hawaii! President Trump certainly didn’t go on a holiday, he stayed in DC proving he was serious about negotiating and getting the government open. It was Pelosi and Schumer who went on vacation!

  • Anne
    Posted January 1, 2019 8:33 am 0Likes

    Who has been running the government for the last two years? Not the Democrats – the Republicans!! Suit them and Trump!!

  • David Lost
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:50 am 0Likes

    WA WA WA they did not care when the company i work for just closed under obama they just went to Mexico so i will sue obam soon

  • Steven David of aver
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:53 am 0Likes

    The complaint should be dismissed on several basis: 1) sovereign immunity; 2) Executive immunity; 3) lack of indispensable parties (Congress); 4) Congressional immunity. The two boobs who filed the suit should be sanctioned for filing a frivolous lawsuit, then terminated from further employment.
    Bring back the death penalty and eliminate many dangerous jobs. The only guy who needs to be paid is the “guys” who got their fingers on the button (ICBMs).
    Eliminate agencies, thus eliminating the jobs and use the savings to either reduce the “debt” or rebuilt the infrastructure across America.

  • Stephen
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:57 am 0Likes

    These democrats to care about the wellbeing of Americans, look where there are vacationing, must be nice not to have worries like them! So you dumb a-Holes blend your Democratic Party not the President! An one more thing they all need to be audit by a independent source and you will see how many owe millions. But nothing is ever done unless it a Republican..!!

  • Vee
    Posted January 1, 2019 10:21 am 0Likes

    They are suing the wrong person. Try suing the DNC that will not come to the table to negotiate! They should all be voted out! Our security is more important than their petty threats. Pelosi and Schumer must do their jobs.

  • John Falcone
    Posted January 1, 2019 10:23 am 0Likes

    It is apparent the Washington political leaders can’t accept that the citizens and President Trump know how corrupt and inept they are behaving. Anyone who has practical life experience can identify that Washington only wants to maintain their distorted reality.

  • 2004done
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:01 am 0Likes

    How many of those Minimum $179,000/ year (N/I expense reimbursements, committee bonuses, paid non-Obamacare health plans, retirement plans that make socialists envious, et al.) Congress people can’t last ten days without a paycheck? NONE of them, because they make the laws that only affect the “proletariat.”. Right, chucky, nancy, RINOs and Demo-lemmings?

  • Mike Dar
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:22 am 0Likes

    Send out the official and legally required Letter of Furlough(s). Within 15 days I suggest Notice of Reduction in Force, RIF, letters. Two days later send out Unemployment information packages and on same day information of a National promoted “Job Fair” event. I’d bet the Dems will rush to the table to negotiate. If not, as stated everywhere I media, there are many positions open in the private sector for ‘Government workers’ to switch over to for employment. I grant you a lot will have to flip burgers as a starting private job, carry hod, bricks, dig ditches… actually build something.. for many, for the first time in their lives. Government Jobs are not a right, not a benefit, not a Social program… time for reality to sink in……….

  • Delia
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:41 am 0Likes

    Agree with all the above, why not let us or we the people take a vote on the wall. If the majority of the US citizens and legal immigrants vote yes for the wall, then fund the wall. Forget the democratic congress, senate and rinos, because they can’t govern. Shutdown their jobs.

  • Thomas
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:44 am 0Likes

    Federal Employee Union ? Why do we have this ? Well it should be OK … seems we have one in Congress they do as the damn well please … they give themselves a raise when they want … they show up for work when they want … they take bribes and commit crimes as they please … they look out for themselves and screw the Tax Payers !

    Back to the Union … SCREW THEM … bust the union for it is not needed !

  • James Mercogliano
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:46 am 0Likes

    What good is suing Donald Trump going to do a federal Judge does not have the authority to compell the Congress to pass a spending bill.

  • Leroy Britton
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:47 am 0Likes

    this is a democrap shutdown , don’t let the liberal maggot union fool you

  • Grizz Mann
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:54 am 0Likes

    The unions seem to have a Russian theme. Müeller must be advised of the Trump communications with these Russian themed organizations.

  • Grizz Mann
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:56 am 0Likes

    Employees, read your contract first.

      Posted January 1, 2019 6:52 pm 0Likes


    • Edd
      Posted January 2, 2019 7:57 pm 0Likes

      Exactly, when you went to work for the government you knew this was a possibility. I went 2 months without promotions or pay under Carter and I don’t recall any lawyers coming to represent me against that waste of human flesh.

  • Claudia Ann Bakalyar
    Posted January 1, 2019 12:43 pm 0Likes

    Really? Are you telling me that as a federal employee you are not aware that something like this could happen and has, in fact, happened with past administrations? Blame the democrats who have made this personal as well as an agenda of their party to resist and who desire to ignore #WeThePeople who want it and are demanding this wall be built/completed

  • Sandra W Allen
    Posted January 1, 2019 12:46 pm 0Likes

    Are we Americans pay the Union Dues for the federal employees? If so, it should stop immediately.

  • Robert Rogers
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:06 pm 0Likes

    No one should be forced to work and not get paid. Just like no one has a right to enter the USA illegally. Pay those who are working and secure our border. Very simple remedy.

  • Audie Brockert
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:07 pm 0Likes

    Just as well build the wall so you can get on with your life and less you like to be hungry the name and your family members murdered and raped if you don’t stop people from entering in our country illegal that’s what you’re going to have makes more sense to spend a little money now and build a wall

  • Anthony E May
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:13 pm 0Likes

    And, we wonder what in the hell has happened to this country!!!!!!

  • Lorraine Macko
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:14 pm 0Likes

    Think it is about time for term limits in our government (House & Congress only) This is not a lifetime career. It is a job for the american people we vote on your promises & then they don’t follow through on their promises. They have voted many times for securing the borders & in 8 years with Obama but did nothing. They are using all our hard earned money for their own benefits. Just do your job & then we can vote on new people after their limit is done. Just like the presidents do.

    Posted January 1, 2019 1:15 pm 0Likes

    Hang tough Trump. The
    deplorables are with you. BUILD THAT WALL!!

  • Martha Creason
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:22 pm 0Likes


  • Angela DeFranco
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:27 pm 0Likes

    Once the Democrats especially Pelosi and Schumer get their head out of their behinds and come to a compromise with how to truly protect our borders, these federal employees will all receive their back pay. It’s like money in the bank. Stop spreading fake stories.

  • mike grunewald
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:33 pm 0Likes

    Fed employees get a job in the private sector where you have to produce to get paid

  • George Robinson
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:39 pm 0Likes

    Wow you have unions in the USA, how modern thinking……it is isnt it George, they have perhaps 12% of employees union members, whereas my country has about 83%

  • Jesse
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:42 pm 0Likes

    Given the FACT that Federal workers are blocked by law from being a union this suit should be tossed. But these people will shop till they can get the most LIBERAL Judge that exists and that Judge most likely from the 9th circuit will rule they can sue since the only time the Constitution matters to that court is if it supports their LIBERAL AGENDA. The reason Unions are banned for Federal workers is they could strike and shut down all Government offices.

  • Betty Jay
    Posted January 1, 2019 1:58 pm 0Likes

    Put the blame where it belongs, the stupid Democrats. Not the first time a shutdown was caused by the Communist Democrats.

    • Eric
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:08 pm 0Likes

      The blame is ALL on Trump. He said it himself. If there is a shutdown it is on me, he ssid. Plus, why should the Dems give him money for something HE boasted himself that MEXICO would pay for? Nope. THIS is on Trump.

    • Yvette
      Posted January 1, 2019 3:25 pm 0Likes

      You people would blame God if he spoke the truth about your narcissistic Lying racist president and as usual All you assholes do is uphold this president’s Lies did he or didn’t he say he would gladly Shutdown down the government for his stupid wall ??? He not only said this crazy lady he said he would take the blame for it but what dose he do no more than 24 hours After he says this and this turn on him oh suddenly It’s everyone else’s Fault get your head out your ass stupid women your president is a habitual Liar and your one to

  • Jimbo
    Posted January 1, 2019 2:11 pm 0Likes

    Very simple, quit your employment. There are other people standing in line to replace you immediately.

  • James Pieratt
    Posted January 1, 2019 2:19 pm 0Likes

    The most dangerous job is being an ICE agent. You idiots put the blame in the wrong hands. Go fish somewhere else. Another ploy to keep great progress from moving foward. Just like Grizz said, Russian theme and read your contract. It will work agains them in the end. I hope he keeps it shutdown throughout the year!

  • Sharon
    Posted January 1, 2019 2:23 pm 0Likes

    Blame the democrats. They are the cause of the shutdown!

  • James
    Posted January 1, 2019 2:31 pm 0Likes

    The libtards are going to continue to cause problems if we continue to let them …(Antifa, Clinton Foundation laundering money from terrorists, Russian collusion BS fake prolonged investigation) etc…Lock them up!!! Enough is enough!! Protect our Constitution!!! 👌

  • Brenda Choate
    Posted January 1, 2019 2:51 pm 0Likes

    This is beyond stupid. Federal Employee are not going to loose wages until at least the middle January. They got pay checks on Dec 28 covering the pay period prior to Dec 14th. No federal employee collects pay in advance of work. Their next pay check will come around the 11th of January for work done. In addition, Federal Employees can use any vacation/sick leave to extend pay until the end of January. As in the last shut down under Obama, many of these Federal Employees were eligible for unemployment pay even though they were not unemployed. This is a prime reason that the Federal Employee Unions were not necessary in the first place since Federal Employees are not subjected to unfair practices of their employer. Job protection, insurance coverage, guaranteed pay, ample leave for sickness and vacations are part of their employment. It was impossible to fire a federal employee before the unions and now with union influence there is no such thing as being fired.

  • Corbin
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:00 pm 0Likes

    It’s not Trump’s fault that the the whole Government is fighting against him!!!

  • Venus
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:01 pm 0Likes

    The Democratic Party didn’t shut down the government. The platform that Trump ran on was the Mexican government would pay for the wall, not Americans. I see credience to both sides …Trump tries to run the country like a business, sometimes losing sight of the human fatalities.

  • SD of AZ
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:03 pm 0Likes

    Evidently the unions are all dem wit. The people on furlough will get paid. They should be suing the dem wits but then the unions are all support for dem wits. Government unions? Hum? Seems like an oxymoron for the government to have unions especially when they just fund dem wits via their management which is undoubtedly deep state and dem wits.

  • Bob verity
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:16 pm 0Likes

    Dismantle all federal employee unions. There is no basis for their existence.

  • chris petrowski
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:17 pm 0Likes

    Poor babies, president Trump should eliminate there jobs

  • Yvette
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:37 pm 0Likes

    You conservatives are just like your Idiot of a President the man can’t stop tweeting stupid shit He can’t lead any one except His Nazi followers not only is he a treasonous Son of a bitch he’ The biggest Liar I have ever seen but I know you believe his last week dirty drawls That’s your Business But what you won’t get away with is blaming the democrats For this Shutdown because it’s already being seen as Hitler trumps Shutdown no matter how you try to blame others for this right now you run all three Houses and you stupid motherfuckers are running things not the Democratics

  • Bennie Cochran
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:39 pm 0Likes

    Too many Liberal Dimmocrats have been hired by the government. Fire all of them!

  • Eileen
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:47 pm 0Likes

    There is no Constitutional provision for the United states to have Federal Prisons. They are NOT part of the Common Defense provision, thus they are not gonna get paid. The Federal Government, being Sovereign, has to authorize this tort.

    If a Federal employee works for any agency aside from the DOD they are in an agency not within th eUS Constitution, therefore they have no rights to employment under the US Constitution and their tort needs chucked out.

  • Brenda J Schmidt
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:48 pm 0Likes

    Did they sue Obama? No they did not. The union gives to the democratic party which should not be allowed because they have many independent voters and Republican voters in the union. I agree that police , fire, coastguard, all military should be paid. However Congress should not. It’s time we demand they do ther jobs an if they feel shutting down the government is right then let them put ther money where ther mouths are.

  • Michael G Warren
    Posted January 1, 2019 3:52 pm 0Likes

    SUE the DNC, five billion should be the correct amount. They have been whiny, crying, anti-American losers for the past two years. TRUMP 2020…BUILD THE WALL!!

  • David Batisky
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:16 pm 0Likes

    Send the bill to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck SCHUMER President Trump is at work ready to stop the Shutdown while they are on Vacation

  • D
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:24 pm 0Likes

    Inhumane, terrible word usage, from a attorney going after the President. Wow sounds like the lawyer from Seinfeld.

  • ron kessinger
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:25 pm 0Likes

    There should not be a government employee union in the first place. Its too much like socialism.

  • Joel Sundquist
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:45 pm 0Likes

    Government workers are over paid and under performing.

  • JayCee
    Posted January 1, 2019 4:49 pm 0Likes

    Unions outlived their usefulness over a hundred years ago when child labor laws were written. Since that time organized crime found out that unions are a “piggy-bank” that union higher-ups could fleece whenever they wanted untraceable cash.
    Unions do more to slow down production and hamper efficiency than a four alarm fire.

  • Mad as Hell at RINOS/Demoncrats
    Posted January 1, 2019 5:03 pm 0Likes

    Tell the Union to shove it.

    It’s THEIR political party that changed their story on building a wall.

    Less than 10 years ago all, repeat ALL, their leaders were FOR A WALL and AGAINST ILLEGALS.

  • mjack
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:20 pm 0Likes

    Need to put a stop to useless suing. You can tell its a demorat.

  • Maria Lex
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:30 pm 0Likes

    Dems are so into putting blame on Trump, and it’s not his fault. It’s there fault for not communicating, like they should. This will back fire on the dems, and then come boohooing, crying they didn’t get paid. They need to get rid of all the old…and bring in the new with knowledge.

  • Michael D
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:33 pm 0Likes

    I’m confused………in one part of the article it says they are forced to work overtime without being paid and in another it says they are not getting paid. Are these workers typical democrats that distort the true facts?? Are they getting their regular pay and not receiving overtime, and is that overtime lost or do they get paid retroactively once the shutdown is over? If they are working plus working overtime and not receiving ANY pay, I agree that it is unjust and they should sue…but why not also sue Chuck and Nancy?? Oh that’s right…..they are on vacation and the President is still in Washington to NEGOTIATE. That’s a word the democrats have forgotten because of their BLIND HATRED for President Trump.

  • Roger E Tracy/Whitlock
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:33 pm 0Likes

    A law suit against the President is just one more stupid thing you can lay at the doorstep of the Democratic party. Nothing will change until the majority of the voting public realize this. If the unions want to blame and bring a suit against someone, best do it to people ho don’t care about
    what the people want, namely the Democratic party.

  • Laura Smith
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:34 pm 0Likes

    You cannot make people work overtime and not get paid. It illegal and they should be sued for it.!!

  • Michael D
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:37 pm 0Likes

    I wonder if they knew this could happen when the took the job and agreed to accept he position??? If they did, maybe they should have refused the position and worked in the private sector. OR is this a case of yes I agree and understand until it actually happens and then I want to change everything???

    Posted January 1, 2019 6:42 pm 0Likes

    please read ( 366 billion outrage. ) governmental workers pay is off the hook , D.R.O.P. , RETIRING GOING BACK TO THE SAM JOB, P.L.S.P.O. How much money is being sent on illegal , for the last 10 years .

  • Moe
    Posted January 1, 2019 6:52 pm 0Likes

    Hey federal snowflakes, get a different job if so unhappy with your federal job, federal benefits, federal holidays, federal pension, federal pay, federal step increases and federal job security.

  • Richard C Shaw
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:35 pm 0Likes

    Unions should not be allowed to represent government employees, as there is no one to oppose their demands. It is like Congress not being able to give themselves a pay raise with out the vote of the citizens as stipulated in the Constitution. So how do they solve that? They create legislation that give them a “COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT AMOUNTING TO 10% automatically unless they specifically vote to not allow it to take place”. I wonder is they filed their law suit through the 9th Circuit Court? Plus, why do they not have protection from shut downs if they are so important? More political BS. Cut off Planned Parenthood, they get $500 million a year regardless of shut down!

  • Ronald T Pruett
    Posted January 1, 2019 7:40 pm 0Likes

    Blame the democratic party take away there pay and no back pay use that money to pay for the wall

  • Donald walton
    Posted January 1, 2019 8:03 pm 0Likes

    makes me ashamed to be a union member!

  • Henry Wright
    Posted January 1, 2019 8:39 pm 0Likes

    President tRump politicalizing about his ridiculous wall that Mexico is not paying for and neither should the American people.

  • John Straub
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:13 pm 0Likes

    Here is the BS about the Federal Employees Union. When Clinton shut the government down back in 95, he had already talked to the Union Reps about the shutdown. Made a bunch of promises to them about who knows what. When Clinton shut it down? Not a peep out of the Union. Sounds like collusion to me between a union and the President to screw us over. Oh I was a federal employee at the time and got furloughed since I was too new to have been identified as an essential employee.

  • srw
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:22 pm 0Likes

    I must have missed something. These Govt prison workers are filing this suit against Trump for no pay. That they have a very dangerous job. Need all the protection they can get. But isn’t the reason the Dems are creating this problem… shutting down the Govt because they do not and say they WILL NOT provide funds to protect this country and their citizens against invaders .. Will not provide barriers/ funds that also include equipment/ to protect this country. Funds that will pay for Border guards/ In these Fed prisons are their not walls… locked doors. Or do they just open them up and let everybody wander around. Same funding that the Dems a couple of years ago said we must have. NO OPEN BORDERS.

  • Nancy Ellison
    Posted January 1, 2019 9:54 pm 0Likes

    How about suing the democrats. They are the ones that ALWAYS refuse to negotiate unless it’s all their way. I’m sick of hearing that Presiident Trump or the Republicans are the ones to blame. Where is the commom sense?

    Posted January 1, 2019 10:20 pm 0Likes

    Excuse me Who is Suing Who? I think you need to make sure all your ducks are in a roll!

  • Floyd B.
    Posted January 1, 2019 10:20 pm 0Likes

    First, let’s start by firing half of them. Government is bloated anyway. Secondly, to Hell with Communist run, extortionist unions.They only exist to steal money from hardworking American citizens.

  • Leon Fowler
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:16 pm 0Likes

    The shut down of the government is solely the doings of the Democrats. America wake up, our President only wants to protect our country by building the wall.

  • Julia Gurule
    Posted January 1, 2019 11:32 pm 0Likes

    They should be suing the Democrats in the House! If they would just do their jobs there would be no shutdown!

    • Steven SwiftSte
      Posted January 2, 2019 3:12 pm 0Likes

      SPOT ON

  • Jim East
    Posted January 2, 2019 12:22 am 0Likes

    All politicians are assholes, so their is no hope,their to stupid to do their jobs, we need to find a way to kick them out of office after a few years the budget should have been done months ago…

  • Aileen K Douglas
    Posted January 2, 2019 12:43 am 0Likes

    Really, you knew this was a possibility when you were hired, and if this is an issue then you shouldn’t have taken the job. Stop acting like you didn’t know;-)

  • Jay Brewer
    Posted January 2, 2019 12:54 am 0Likes

    Not only should asshole trump get suied but should also be impeached!!

  • Virginia Bindert
    Posted January 2, 2019 1:56 am 0Likes

    I agree if Democrats can’t do their job and we have a shutdown they should not get paid. Oh maybe if they didn’t get payed there would be no shutdown. We know they are all about the money.

  • Helene Dumas
    Posted January 2, 2019 3:07 am 0Likes

    Democrats did not order the shut down.
    President Trump order the shut down.
    He is a Republican. Thank you.

  • Steven Earl Smith
    Posted January 2, 2019 10:11 pm 0Likes

    Lawyers file most of these suits, for the hours they can bill. They don’t give a flying fornication about the members, they only care about justifying their existence.

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