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Queens state senator works with labor union and American Legion to help unpaid federal workers

Photo by Jeff Yapalater

BY JEFF YAPALATER

State Senator James Sanders Jr. joined American Legion Post 483 Commander William McDonald, AGFE Union organizer Gabriel Pedreira, and AGFE National Representative Tim McLaughlin in supporting American Legion Post 483 food pantry for federal employees impacted by the government shutdown.

Sanders asked for an end to the shutdown and promised to contact banks and ask what they plan to do to provide extensions to those who may miss payments due to unpaid time on the job.

AGFE McLaughlin suggested mediation through the FCMS if necessary to get 800,000 workers back to normal employment.

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