Government Shutdown: Will Labor Respond to a Historic Moment?

The Public Opposes the Shutdown and Supports Workers

Federal workers and supporters rally to end the shutdown at PDX Airport in Portland, OR. Photo by Portland Jobs with Justice.

A Potentially Historic Moment

Labor sit-in at Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. Photo by Sahid Fawaz.

We Need Bold Action From Labor

  • the privatization of the VA and the United States Postal Service,
  • the disastrous Trump tax cuts for the wealthy.
  • fully fund our government agencies, particularly the ones meant to support working people and those in need,
  • fund desperately needed universal services like single payer Medicare for All and a guaranteed basic income.
  • end the use of fossil fuels,
  • make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2030, and
  • spark massive innovation, investment, and job creation in clean-renewable energy and related industries.

Will Labor Respond to the Moment?

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Genderfluid antiauthoritarian leftist. Author, editor, publisher, musician, & organizer living in rural Oregon with their partner, cats, pups, goats, & bees.