Quaker Steak and Lube at the Highlands doesn’t do buffets anymore unless it’s a special occasion such as Sunday. They offered a free buffet style meal for federal families.
“They’ve gone through a tough 30 to 35 day time period. We’re sensitive to that,” said Ron Zavolta of Zavolta Law Office.
Zavolta and Miklas Meat Market partnered to make today possible.
Christine Thomas, Marketing Manager, Quaker Steak and Lube said that by noon they had only seen a handful of people. Zavolta said, that could possibly be because the government is back open and people may not have wanted to impose but he insists otherwise. He believes, whether the government is open or not these workers are going to be dealing with the effects of the shutdown for some time.
“It’s still an issue and we want to make sure we get them in here if we can for today,” said Zavolta.
The President has approved legislation guaranteeing back pay for these employees but federal workers are still unsure of when they’re going to see their money.
“I’m supposed to go in Monday, tomorrow. So, we’ll see how it goes from there. We have three weeks. We’ll see how it goes,” said Dennis Matlock, Worker, EPA.