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How Is The Shutdown Affecting Mass. Federal Workers?15:29
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A sign is posted on a fence near an entrance to the Bunker Hill Monument Dec. 24 in Boston. The historic site, erected to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill, and run by the National Park Service, was closed due to a partial federal government shutdown. (Steven Senne/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A sign is posted on a fence near an entrance to the Bunker Hill Monument Dec. 24 in Boston. The historic site, erected to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill, and run by the National Park Service, was closed due to a partial federal government shutdown. (Steven Senne/AP)

As the partial government shutdown drags on, 800,000 federal employees are furloughed or working without pay.

8,200 of those workers affected by the shutdown are in Massachusetts and on Jan. 11 many of them will miss the first regularly scheduled paycheck since the shutdown started.

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Mike Gayzagian, TSA officer at Boston Logan airport and acting president of Local 2617 of the American Federation of Government Employees.

James Cassetta, the CEO and President of Work Inc., a nonprofit organization that develops job skills programs for people with disabilities.

Shannon Dooling, WBUR reporter covering immigration. She tweets @sdooling.

 

This segment aired on January 10, 2019.

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