Government shutdown threatens jobs, community events
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- "We're calling on all of the politicians and all elected people in Nevada to do something about this and end it," Danny Thompson, Nevada State AFL-CIO, said.
On Wednesday, Thompson and local union members made a plea to lawmakers to end the government shutdown and put people back to work.
"It's troubling, the fact that we can be without a paycheck for 30 days," Vernon Steed, a furloughed employee at Nellis Airforce Base said. "You've got a mortgage you've got to pay and bills to pay. It just begins to work on your mind."
Steed is just one of thousands of employees deemed 'non-essential' in their government jobs. If the shutdown continues Edward Gering, who represents electrical workers, said projects like the new FAA tower at McCarran Airport will stop. According to Gering, workers were already ordered to pack their stuff.