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The National Treasury Employees Union became the second federal employees' union to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the shutdown. Tuesday’s collective action alleges more than 400,000 federal employees — including tens of thousands of NTEU members — are being forced to work without pay during the partial government closure. The complaint asked that the named plaintiff, Customs and Border Protection Officer Albert Vieira, and other similarly classified individuals be paid owed wages. The government stalemate began Dec. 22. Since then, many federal agencies have temporarily closed and workers' compensation has been indefinitely delayed because of a lapse in appropriated... Full story

9 January