DAY 19: Workers Won’t Get Paid, Families Are Hurting From The Trump Shutdown
January 9, 2019
As the Trump Shutdown enters its 19th day, Americans across the country continue to be affected. Workers will miss their next paycheck; families could lose their homes; small businesses are losing revenue; and more. Here’s the latest:
The Trump Shutdown has gone on so long that workers are now officially missing their next paycheck.
CNN: “If a deal isn’t struck to end the shutdown by midnight, the government won’t be able to make its next payroll. That means workers will have to wait until January 26 at the earliest to get their next salary checks.”
Federal contracts for more than 1,000 government-funded properties that house low-income renters have already expired as a result of the Trump Shutdown.
NBC News: “Federal contracts for more than 1,000 government-funded properties that house low-income renters have already expired as a result of the government shutdown, which could delay critical repairs and place poor families at risk of eviction, advocates and landlords say.”
TSA agents are beginning to quit their jobs because they aren’t getting paid during the Trump Shutdown.
Politico: “Some TSA screeners have left the job since a government shutdown began and others are considering quitting if they don’t get paid this week, a union that represents TSA agents said Tuesday.”
The Trump Shutdown is hurting families who depend on government services, including those with disabilities.
Washington Post: “There’s also a tremendous ripple effect of the shutdown on people who depend on government services for their livelihoods. In one fundraising campaign, for Anna Dravland, 34, of Marquette, Mich., friends write that she recently had a stroke and is waiting to get on disability. The already long process is stalled now because of the government shutdown, they write.”
The Trump Shutdown is hurting small business owners who were counting on government programs to help make ends meet.
News12: “Planet Pizza in Norwalk just had to spend $12,000 on a new air-conditioning system. The store normally would have sought to get a loan from the Small Business Administration, but because of the shutdown that wasn’t possible. The SBA is closed and is not processing any new loans. ‘As you see, nowadays, more and more places are closing,’ says Dave Kuban, owner of Planet Pizza. ‘It’s getting harder and harder. All the big companies are coming in and pushing the little guys out.’”