federal workers

WASHINGTON | Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019—The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department says that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer than a thousand former federal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Jan 15, 2019—When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth and social networks to find handyman … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON —Jan 09, 2019— President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON — Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the Interior Department, was worried. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON | Trump cancels pay raise due federal workers in January

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told Congress he is canceling a pay raise that most civilian federal employees were due to receive in January, citing budgetary constraints. Trump informed House and Senate leaders in a letter sent Thursday. Trump says in the letter that locality pay increases would cost $25 billion, on top of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump cancels pay raise due federal workers in January

WASHINGTON | Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another

WASHINGTON /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The swift ending to end a messy and expensive government shutdown has set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to their post Tuesday. But some of those workers fret that they could find themselves in a similar limbo in just a few more weeks … Continue reading As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another

With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations lasted late into … Continue reading With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek