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AFGE Union Leader Calls For Another Bonus March Of Veterans To Defend Benefits
AFGE and other unionists spoke out in Washington DC about the attack on public workers and the affect on Veterans and other public services. The rally was held on Friday October 11, 2013 on the west lawn of the capitol in DC
The US Government Shutdown, Federal Workers And Public Services Under Attack
Published on Oct 12, 2013
Federal workers including AFGE leaders in Washington DC talk about the affects of the government shutdown, whose behind it and what it means for Federal workers and the public. These interviews were done on the 11th day of the shutdown and it took place in front of the capitol on October 11, 2013. Included were workers from the Veteran's administration, EPA and FEMA.
Open The Government Up Demand DC AFGE Union Leaders On Day 11 Of The Shutdown
On Day 11 of the US government shutdown, AFGE Federal employees in Washington DC rallied in front of the capitol to demand that the government open up. William Preston of AFGE Local 17 which represents over 2,000 Veterans Administration employees spoke as well as AFGE national president Jeffrey David Cox Sr.
William Preston talked about the Bonus March 100 years ago in Washington when Veterans converged on the capitol to demand their promised benefits. Some Federal workers have also been called back to work without pay violating the 13th amendment of the US constitution.
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The Bonus marchers were veterans who were demanding benefit the government had promised.
The Bonus marchers newspaper outlined their demands.