PBS NewsHour

Federal union calls government shutdown 'unconscionable'

Clip: 01/03/2019 | 5m 6s Video has closed captioning.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is suing the Trump administration, arguing that it's illegal to force 400,000 federal employees to work without pay. According to J. David Cox, the president of the union, the Fair Labor Standards Act and legal precedent support his organization's stance. Cox sits down with Judy Woodruff to explain why he finds the shutdown "unconscionable."

Aired: 01/03/19

Rating: NR

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