April 12, 2019 / 9:06 PM / in 6 days

Union says end of gov't shutdown did not moot challenge to law allowing unpaid work

One of the largest unions representing federal workers has asked a U.S. judge to reject the government’s bid to toss out its challenge to a law allowing federal agencies to require some employees to work without pay during government shutdowns.

The National Treasury Employees Union in a Thursday filing in Washington, D.C. federal court said the end of a 35-day shutdown in February, the longest in U.S. history, did not moot its lawsuit as the government has argued because there will likely be more shutdowns in the future.

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