Union Sues Obama Administration Over Possible Shutdown

by Daniel Foster

From Fox News:

With time running out for congressional leaders to reach a budget deal, the country’s biggest federal workers union is taking the Obama administration to court for what it called a failure to explain how federal programs and services would be affected if there’s a government shutdown.

The American Federation of Government Employees announced Tuesday that it filed a lawsuit in federal court last week seeking details on the shutdown plans of federal agencies.

The union’s national president, John Gage, said he filed the lawsuit after the White House Office of Management and Budget failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request sent early last month.

Gage said public unions have been given very little information on how agencies would determine which employees are essential in the event of a government shutdown.

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