Federal workers hold protest in Watertown’s Public Square

Updated: Sep. 24, 2019 at 2:48 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A handful of protesters were in Watertown's Public Square Tuesday supporting a national protest for federal workers happening in Washington D.C.

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees were rallying against what they say are the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine federal employee unions and to prevent workers from blowing the whistle on mismanagement and other work abuses.

Protestors held signs up in Public square asking for federal workers to be protected and given fair contracts.

"People need to be aware that things are happening to federal employees because federal employees do protect us all. Under this administration, doesn't matter if there is a dollar to be made that overcomes any services that we are supposed to be doing to America," said Robin Johnson, 2nd District, American Federation of Government Employees.

The American Federation of Government Employees is one of the unions that represents federal workers on Fort Drum.

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