Lawmakers unveil $1.7 trillion spending bill as shutdown deadline looms: NPR

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., spoke to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Monday about the government spending package negotiations. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption caption toggle J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., spoke to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Monday about the government spending package negotiations. J. … Read more

Congress passes temporary spending bill for 1 week to avoid government shutdown: NPR

US Capitol on September 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Senate passed a continuing resolution Thursday to avoid a partial government shutdown if negotiations stall. Kevin Deitch/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Kevin Deitch/Getty Images US Capitol on September 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Senate passed a continuing resolution Thursday to avoid a partial … Read more

With the October 1 shutdown coming up, Congress has a short-term funding bill: the NPR

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are still working to pass legislation to fund federal agencies and avoid a potential government shutdown. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are still working to pass legislation to fund federal agencies and avoid a potential government shutdown. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Senate Democratic … Read more

Why the “national shutdown” of unions turned out to be a national disappointment

The apparent tensions and divisions within the country’s union federations, the lack of support from the taxi industry, and the threat of losing a day’s wages amid a tough economic climate, all likely contributed to Wednesday’s national shutdown being a soft blow. The strike, organized by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and … Read more

National shutdown: Cosatu unions call on government to help working class

Members of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) called on the government to take the country’s workers and working class seriously. National shutdown Cosatu together with the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Wednesday protested in various cities in all nine provinces of the country. The striking unions want the government to … Read more

The national shutdown is off to a slow start in Tshwane

Cosatu chairman Amos Monyela says the African National Congress (ANC) is lacking when it comes to dealing with the country’s challenging and difficult economic climate. National shutdown Business is business as usual in some parts of the country, including the city of Tshwane, despite calls for a national shutdown. Many roads in Gauteng were busy … Read more

Tweeps criticize SANTACO’s stance on National Shutdown

There are mixed reactions about National Taxi Board of South Africa (SANTACO) is not participating in the National Shutdown planned by unions such as COSATU and SAFTU. On Tuesday, August 22, SANTACO said that despite numerous requests to participate in the planned national shutdown, it will not be participating in the planned national shutdown. This … Read more

Live Updates: National shutdown – workers to unplug tools

Thousands of workers are expected to take part in the national shutdown, organized mainly by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Unions called on workers to down tools on Wednesday, August 24. There will also be demonstrations and marches in South Africa’s major metropolitan … Read more

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