Federal employee unions are highlighting their conditions that “must be met” before employees return to work. Federal employees should exercise caution though.
The IRS is recalling additional employees back to work to process tax returns. The union agreement may provide a basis for not returning to work until the shutdown ends.
A federal judge was not persuaded by plaintiffs to order the government to reopen or to start paying employees required to work without pay.
A federal judge refused to issue an order to force the government to pay federal employees who currently are required to work during the shutdown.