Government workers protest the government shutdown during a demonstration in the Federal Building Plaza on January 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
New Orleans businesses are offering freebies for furloughed federal workers.
Ruby Slipper Café is offering free meals for federal workers. Now they can get free laundry service at Water Works beginning today.
Many federal workers are deemed essential, meaning they must work during the partial government shutdown, but did not receive a paycheck on Friday.