Federal employees union sues government over lack of pay

(CNN)A federal employee labor union is suing the US government for requiring “essential” employees to work without pay during the partial government shutdown. The union’s president, J. David Cox, called the requirement that some federal employees work without pay “inhumane” in a statement Monday. “Our nation’s heroes, AFGE members and their families deserve the decency of knowing when their next paycheck is coming and that they will be paid for their work,” he said, adding that many of the affected workers are veterans or law enforcement. “Our intent is to force the government and the administration to make all federal employees whole.” The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday night. Original Article : HERE …