A federal judge has denied a request from a federal employee’s union to require the government to pay air traffic controllers. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association requested the temporary restraining order.
The district judge also denied two requests for temporary restraining orders regarding whether federal employees who are deemed essential and required to work without pay during the shutdown, should be forced to work. The judge denied those but set a schedule for hearings in all three suits.
Attorneys for federal employees will have another chance to argue their cases before the judge at the end of the month.