SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Some federal employees in Sacramento plan to protest the federal government shutdown Wednesday at the Sacramento International Airport.
The protest is planned for noon on Wednesday by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). It is set to take place in Terminal A of the airport.
The AFGE said 40 percent of the federal workforce, about 800,000 employees across the nation, are not getting paid during the partial government shutdown. The organization is putting on the rally to highlight how the shutdown is affecting workers and their families.
AFGE said members who work at TSA, in other agencies, and their allies will be participating in the rally.
The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since midnight on Dec. 28. It is officially the longest shutdown in the nation’s history.