Alaska’s Federal Workers Speak Out On Shutdown

All post offices remain open, including the office in Juneau’s downtown federal building. Many of the U.S. government offices in the federal building will be partially or completely shut down and employees furloughed until Congress passes a budget.
All post offices remain open, including the office in Juneau’s downtown federal building. Many of the U.S. government offices in the federal building will be partially or completely shut down and employees furloughed until Congress passes a budget. (Photo by Daniel Cornwall)

Yesterday, hundreds of workers trickled out of Juneau’s federal office carrying boxes of personal items, plants, and even pet fish — basically, any personal items they might want during their furlough. They won’t be allowed back to their desk until Congress agrees to fund the federal government. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez caught up with some of these workers Tuesday and brings us their voices on dealing with the shutdown.

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