Experiments with Truth: News

Workers coast-to-coast demand rollback of ‘sequester’ cuts

CHICAGO — At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the “sequester” – the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months and $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.

From Seattle to Albuquerque, from San Diego to Chicago, the AFL-CIO and one of its major unions, the American Federation of Government Employees, hosted demonstrations March 20 decrying what they say is a reckless policy that is hurting workers nationwide. The object of the protests was to convince lawmakers to roll back the cuts.

Here in Chicago hundreds of federal employees and their allies picketed at Federal Plaza to warn the public about the pending devastation it faces from federal budget cuts.

More Follow External Link to John Bachtell & Mark Gruenberg, People's World