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In this state, the Employment Security Department has alerted employees to watch for details later this week from the U.S. Department of Labor about how to proceed. This because Employment Security is funded primarily with federal dollars.
Employment Security Commissioner Dale Peinecke yesterday told employees “we hope to keep all of our offices open, even if Congress does not act by the end of the month. We don’t have enough information yet to make a firm decision about potential furloughs, but we will communicate with you as quickly as possible as we learn more.”
THERE’S SOMETHING WE CAN ALL DO
AFSCME has sent out a call to action from President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes. It says:
“Our country and our economy are held hostage.
“House Speaker John Boehner and radicals in Congress are ready to shut down the government and prevent the government from paying its bills in order to force deep cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
“They are also trying to defund Obamacare, taking away affordable health care from millions of Americans and making deep cuts in education, law enforcement and vital services–and they’re willing to sacrifice our fragile economic recovery, America’s credit rating and essential government services if they don’t get their way.
“And while they are ready to take the economy and all of us over the cliff, they still refuse to ask millionaires and big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.”
Tell your representative it is wrong to hold our country and our economy hostage to an extreme agenda.