Labor Dept. freaks over MLK ‘Jobs March,’ advises day off, even without pay

Labor Dept. freaks over MLK ‘Jobs March,’ advises day off, even without pay

The Labor Department, arguably the main focus of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago, is in a frenzy over the traffic Wednesday’s 50th anniversary “March for Jobs and Justice” will cause, warning workers to telework or take the day off — even if it’s unpaid.

In an internal email that some see as richly ironic, employees at the Frances Perkins Building at the bottom of Capitol Hill are advised to skip town due to the congestion that the symbolic jobs march by Labor’s HQ will cause. Elsewhere around the federal government, workers are being urged to telework to avoid traffic tie ups around town.

Below is the memo from Labor:

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