PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

October 14, 2013

Local federal workers to hold informational pickets about shutdown on Monday


The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT — The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO will hold an informational picket and press conference concerning the Federal government lockout/shutdown and how it impacts the Golden Triangle and the members of the union.

 The AFGE locals taking part will include Local 1010 (Federal Correctional Complex Beaumont) and Local 2139 (U. S. Department of Labor in Texas and surrounding states) as well as others that may be available.



The event will be at 1 p.m. at the , Jack Brooks Federal Building (southeast corner at the intersection of Willow and Liberty) 300 Willow in Beaumont, according to Jeff Darby, Local 2139 President and Texas AFL-CIO Vice President for AFGE, and Anthony Simon, Local 1010 President.