Hundreds of government employee union members attended a rally on the East side of the U.S. Capitol building on September 24th to express their dissatisfaction with the attack on worker rights by the current administration. Government workers confirmed that they were fed up with the attack on unions all across the country and that they were not willing to accept these attacks and were ready to rise up.
The crowd also expressed its solidarity with the UAW workers who are currently on strike against General Motors who has experienced huge profits and was one of the U.S. automakers who received millions of dollars when they were bailed out by U.S. taxpayers during the Great Recession.
Several government Union presidents spoke to the hundreds in attendance including AFGE president, J. David Cox. Richard Trumpka, the president of the AFL-CIO, addressed the crowd as well as several politicians including Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, Senators Sherrod Brown and Mazie Hirono as well as Representatives Chris Van Hollen,Gerry Connolly, Jamie Raskin and Jan Schakowsky.