For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Calls For End to Shutdown Brinkmanship

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding a potential federal government shutdown:

“It’s time for the president to come to the table and end the brinkmanship that is already wreaking havoc on hundreds of thousands of dedicated public service workers, their families and their communities. It is irresponsible to head down this path, especially around the holidays, all to pursue a divisive partisan agenda that voters have flatly rejected. Congress has already reached bipartisan agreement on every element needed to fund the federal government, so this is entirely avoidable. The ball is in the president’s court.”