Canadian labour leader, Sid Ryan, asks:
What the eff is wrong with the AFL-CIO and U.S government employee unions that they have not already marched in the hundreds of thousands on the Whitehouse to end this illegal lockout of workers. How many more issues do they need handed to them on a silver platter before they get off their collective asses and take the fight to Trump. Is there another country on the planet where a government forces their employees to work without pay and not a whimper from the movement. Where is the solidarity of steelworkers, autoworkers and other unions with government workers ?. Imagine the pressure the union movement would put on Trump were they to unite during this shutdown. And at the same time, inject some fight and energy into their movement. By refusing to protest they are playing into Trump’s rhetoric when he say’s the federal workers support his shutdown. The lack of leadership is shocking.