Video Duration 02 minutes 35 seconds

US labour unions protest government shutdown

Federal workers’ unions demonstrate against the impact of the longest government shutdown in US history.

Unions representing federal workers have demonstrated at Congress over the impact of the longest government shutdown in US history.

It was their first major action on Capitol Hill since the partial shutdown began.

 

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi looks at the role of organised labour in the ongoing crisis.