Detroit News Op-Ed: Marick Masters on devastating costs of government shutdown

Although the country finally gets a three-week break from its longest government shutdown, an increasing number of Americans had felt some of the pain immediately inflicted on the 800,000 federal employees, 420,000 of whom were working without pay. Marick Masters, director of Labor@Wayne and professor of management, published an op-ed in the Detroit News about the devastating costs of the government shutdown. "Whether we agree with the current scope of government or not, lawmakers should live up to the commitments made to provide the goods and services obligated under lawfully enacted programs and policies, he said. "Disagreements over fiscal policy, spending on domestic or defense-related programs, or a border wall should not justify any government shutdown."

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