Army of un­paid in USA

Daily Star - - NEWS -

CLOSE to a mil­lion fed­eral work­ers in the US have been left un­paid as Don­ald Trump over­saw the long­est gov­ern­ment shut­down in his­tory.

The dra­matic clo­sure hap­pened af­ter the Pres­i­dent’s de­mand for

£4.4bil­lion to build a wall along the bor­der with Mex­ico was re­jected by op­po­si­tion politi­cians.

The 800,000 un­paid work­ers in­clude more than

7,000 se­cret ser­vice em­ploy­ees, as well 42,000 coastguards.

It has also hit hol­i­day­go­ers, with all na­tional parks and mu­se­ums forced to close.

Things have got so bad a food bank is now help­ing fed­eral work­ers, and ask­ing for vol­un­teers to help pack food.


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