Tri-State Federal Workers In Dire Financial Straits As Government Shutdown Enters Third Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As of midnight Friday, the partial federal government shutdown was tied for the longest in United States history.

On Thursday, federal workers from New York to California rallied in hopes of ending the stalemate. As they were doing so, President Donald Trump was promoting his border wall along the Texas-Mexico border.

As the shutdown enters its third week, men and women fully feeling the pinch of not getting paid rallied against the governmental gridlock outside the Federal Building in lower Manhattan.

“This political fight is not something we should be pulled into,” Environmental Protection Agency employee Anthony Tseng said.

Tseng is a furloughed environmental engineer, and a single father of two who finds himself in a tight financial spot.

“I’ve reduced the thermostat two degrees, a lot more bologna sandwiches…

Original published: 2019-01-11 00:40:58 Read the full New York City News here

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