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It could take years for these workers to recover from America's record-breaking government shutdown

2 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

At some point, the partial federal government shutdown - which on Saturday officially became the longest on record in the United States - will come to an end. Workers will be paid weeks of pay owed to them, and temporary financial hardships will be lifted. That's true, at least, for most government employees.
But long after government paychecks start being reissued, thousands of contract workers across the United States will continue to struggle to regain a solid financial footing - and may be unable to do so for years.
Contract workers, including security guards, food service workers, and...
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