Shutdown over, govt workers resume fight over lunch

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Now that the government shutdown is over, federal employees are free to return to pressing matters.

Like the length of their lunch break.

Bloomberg News reports on a brewing dispute at the Securities and Exchange Commission over the length of the lunch period, one that has pitted management against the SEC's union.

The fight over lunch (technically only 30 minutes) is part of a larger controversy, Bloomberg noted, over new ID badges that record entry and exit times.

The story notes that the stakes are substantial—the union represents 75% of the SEC's employees.

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