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Watervliet Arsenal workers protest furloughs

Sequester would effectively cut pay by 20 percent

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAMAW Local #2109) and the Capital District Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO) partcipate in a fight-Back rally against federal employees furloughs resulting from the Federal sequester cuts
National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAMAW Local #2109) and the Capital District Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO) partcipate in a fight-Back rally against federal employees furloughs resulting from the Federal sequester cuts
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Lenny Mallery’s household budget looks like it’s going to be tight this summer. The welding shop worker from South Colonie is among about 950 civilian employees facing unpaid furlough one day per week from mid-June through August at the Watervliet Arsenal. Losing the day equates to a 20 percent cut in pay for Mallery, who welds base plates for 120 mm mortar shells at the facility. And the cut in pay couldn’t have come at ...


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