TEXAS: Unpaid NASA Employees Asked To Scrub Toilets

The Houston Chronicle reports:

The 200 employees at NASA’s Johnson Space Center being asked to work without pay as shutdown surpasses the one month mark now are being asked to do something else for free: clean the bathrooms. A NASA manager tweeted Thursday a photo of a sign asking for volunteers to clean up the bathrooms once a week until the shutdown ends.

Funding for the custodial contract was scheduled to lapse after Friday, but a labor representative said reduced hours were being negotiated with the space agency. “This is our reality at the Johnson Space Center,” the manager tweeted. “We now have no custodial services while we work without pay to keep the International Space Station operating.”