Jeffersonville census employees protest government shutdown

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 6:40 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.—Census Bureau Employees in Jeffersonville were out protesting the government shutdown that began on Tuesday morning.

 The employees gathered outside the U.S. Department of Commerce-Bureau of Census on 10th Street and are concerned about their jobs.

“We are here because we’re tired of being treated like pawns in political games,” Cindy Luttrell said, an employee at the Census Bureau.

“We want to let Congress and the rest of our Representatives know that we don’t support it,” Luttrell said. “Federal employees have to put up with enough—we’ve been under a pay freeze going on four years now and we’re just done.”

The employees also have no place to go, as their building is locked as part of the partial government shutdown.

There is no word yet on if those federal employees will come out again tomorrow in protest.
 

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