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For Immediate Release

Monday, January 22, 2018

Saunders: While Workers Relieved by End to Shutdown, Administration’s Brinkmanship Must Stop

Washington, DC — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement after a short-term deal was reached in Congress to end the government shutdown:

“Like all public service workers, federal employees never quit on our communities and are relieved to see an end to the shutdown. We are also gratified that millions of vulnerable children will continue receiving health care. However, the dangerous and incompetent political brinkmanship of this administration must end. We need long-term solutions for funding the vital public services Americans rely on, and for protecting the Dreamers, who have known no other home but America.”

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