Second Federal Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

The Washington Post reports:

The National Treasury Employees Union became the second federal employees’ union to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the shutdown. Tuesday’s collective action alleges more than 400,000 federal employees — including tens of thousands of NTEU members — are being forced to work without pay during the partial government closure.

The complaint asked that the named plaintiff, Customs and Border Protection officer Albert Vieira, and other similarly classified individuals be paid owed wages. Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents 150,000 members at 33 federal agencies and departments, previously called the shutdown “a travesty.”

The union represents 150,000 federal employees from the National Park Service, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the EPA, the FEC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and many other agencies.