Heidi Burakiewicz

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Echoes of 2013 government shutdown still reverberate

A recent unanimous Supreme Court ruling let a Defense Department employee challenge a six-day furlough that took place in 2013.

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Court rules against feds getting monetary damages when they go unpaid in government shutdown

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Exposed to COVID-19 on the job? New website lets you join class-action lawsuit for hazard pay

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Long lasting complications from the 2013, 2018 government shutdowns

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What the latest court decision means for employees seeking 2018 shutdown pay

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo the Capitol Dome is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington during a partial government shutdown. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With judge’s recent decision, employees can pursue long fight for 2018 shutdown pay

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(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Federal judge denies government’s request to dismiss suit over 2019 shutdown pay

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Lawsuit says federal employees deserve hazard pay during pandemic

Sometimes federal employees are eligible for hazardous duty pay. Now a lawsuit alleges numerous employees didn’t get it.

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With the U.S. Capitol building in the background, motorists drive on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. Officials have urged Washington residents to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AFGE sues for hazard pay for federal employees working through coronavirus pandemic

The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic…

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Judge turns back union lawsuit over 2018-2019 government shutdown

The National Treasury Employees Union had argued it was unconstitutional for the IRS to force tens of thousands of workers to process tax refunds without pay. The union is appealing the decision.

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