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Dave Jamieson

U.S. Government Accused Of Breaking Own Labor Laws With Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

A group of federal workers who had their pay delayed due to the shutdown are suing the federal government, saying it violated its own labor laws by gi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

For Many Government Contractors, Effects Of The Shutdown Continue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is open for business again, but thousands of government contractors are still reeling from the effects of the shutdown. U...

Biden Greets Returning Federal Workers

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal workers back on the job Thursday morning were getting a personal welcome from Vice President Joe Biden....

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Score Amazing Own Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After voting this year to keep federal employees' pay frozen, Republicans in Congress have accidentally given many government workers th...

Dear Federal Employees, You Are All Essential in My Book

Steve Ressler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Ressler

When we label a public servant as "non-essential," we do little to promote their sacrifice and dedication to making our country. Even more, this belittling label does not inspire young and innovative people to join government to make positive change.

Some Furloughed Workers Return To Jobs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furlough...

Dave Jamieson

Fourth Miner Killed Since Shutdown Began

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Indiana coal miner was killed after being struck and pinned down by a shuttle car in an underground mine on Friday, making his the fo...

Jason Cherkis

The Furloughed Worker Diaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For two weeks since the government shutdown began, furloughed federal workers and their families have had their lives upended. Ordinary ...

Furloughed Workers Pinching Pennies, Volunteering

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact

-- They're experienced research engineers and park rangers still in college, attorneys who enforce environmental regulations and former soldiers who ...

Jason Cherkis

Military Vets, Furloughed Workers Face Creditors, Drain 401Ks As Shutdown Drags On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Julio Fierros' last day of active duty in the Marines was Sept. 14. He had served for more than decade, including five deployments to I...

The Essential Loopholes

Caren Z. Turner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Caren Z. Turner

When is it essential to be essential? That's a question that is befuddling federal agency senior management, more and more, as the government shutdown moves into its second week.

Farah Mohamed

For Furloughed Workers, Shutdown Now Means Trying To Stay Positive

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While some lawmakers may think furloughed workers are just taking a paid vacation, many are actually using the forced time off from work...

As Furloughed Workers Get Headlines, Don't Forget About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jennifer G. Hickey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jennifer G. Hickey

Furloughed workers wonder how they will pay their bills until they receive back pay. We simply worry about paying the bills. For the millions who have been laid off during the recession, no businesses offered free meals or other discounts the day after the pink slip arrived.

Blurred Lines

Mika Cross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mika Cross

As we mark National Work and Family Month, I began the month without work. Hundreds of thousands of my fellow federal employees also found themselves no longer working. I can't begin to tell you what that feels like after dedicating 15 years of service to America, as a United States veteran and civilian public servant.

Yoho Doesn't Think Furloughed Workers Deserve Back Pay -- But Voted To Give It To Them

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said Thursday he doesn't think furloughed government workers should receive back pay -- even though he voted less...

Robin Wilkey

These Workers Won't Be Receiving Back Pay After Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Small Business

The House of Representatives voted unanimously on Saturday to pay back a half-million federal workers who have been furloughed due to the government s...

Shutdown Hits Nuclear Power Regulators

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which monitors the nation's 100 commercial nuclear power plants, is set to furlough 3,600 employees on Thursday aft...

Cruz: Shutdown Creates 'Dream Scenario' For Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Monday that the current furlough of intelligence civilian officers creates "a dream scenario for terrorists and enemie...

Thousands Of Furloughed Workers File For Unemployment

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District o...

Desperate For Cash, Furloughed Workers Turn To Craigslist

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

CNBC: Furloughed since Oct. 1, Mekayla Coleman needs some fast cash. Although the House voted Saturday to provide back pay to furloughed federal...

House To Vote On Back Pay For Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have scheduled a vote on legislation backed by some of the chamber's top Democrats to give federal...

Navy Base Suffers As Hundreds Are Furloughed Thanks To Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT, R.I. -- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Around 800 civilian employees at Naval Station Newport were furloughed Tuesday and some classes were suspended...

Furloughed Workers Stay At The Office

nytimes.com | SUSAN SAULNY and ROBBIE BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wendy Roberson, a state employee in California, founded the Fun Furlough Fridays Club partly as a joke, but also because she honestly believed that sh...