For Immediate Release

Friday, December 21, 2018

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders: Shutdown is Irresponsible and Hurts Workers the Most


AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to the partial government shutdown over Trump’s border wall:

“Shutting down the government to build a border wall and satisfy a divisive agenda is the height of irresponsible political brinkmanship. It falls hardest on hundreds of public service workers and their families, who deserve respect rather than contempt from their elected leaders. The president should come to the table, put our communities first and work to end this unnecessary and harmful shutdown.”