American Federation of Government Employees
Baseball fans arriving in St. Louis for the start of the playoffs this week can scratch off one potential side visit — the Gateway Arch. The lingering dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law prompted a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday. Nationwide, some 800,000 federal workers are off the job, though services deemed critical, such as law enforcement and disaster assistance, continued. The shutdown idled many offices and facilities in Missouri, including Army Corps of Engineers-operated campgrounds, boat ramps and visitors centers.
In St. Louis, between 10,000 and 15,000 federal workers are being affected by the government shutdown and some plan to protest today.
Charlie talks about an upcoming rally to protest politicians who support plans to cut Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and federal employees. Also, a new program from Capitol Innovators which will help give young businesses their start.