Ex-Labor Secretary Urges Unpaid Federal Workers To Defy Trump By Walking Off Job

A former labor secretary is calling on the 420,000 federal employees who are working without pay due to the shutdown to walk off the job and picket outside the workplace. 

Robert Reich, a University of California, Berkeley professor who served in President Bill Clinton’s administration, slammed President Donald Trump for his “callous disregard” of the federal workforce: 

In addition to the 420,000 who are working without pay, an additional 380,000 have been furloughed and are also missing paychecks. 

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