PBS NewsHour

Why government shutdown negotiations are 'at a standstill'

Clip: 12/27/2018 | 2m 31s Video has closed captioning.

Wednesday marked the first full business day of the partial government shutdown. Many affected employees had to work even though they will not receive pay on their normal schedule, while others who are furloughed had to drop off equipment they use for their jobs. For details on why negotiations are “at a standstill” and employee fears of not getting paid, William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins.

Aired: 12/27/18

Rating: NR

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