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Last updated on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
(CRANE) - Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Union authorities have until the end of day today to make their case for why Crane employees should be exempt from furlough days.
Crane employees received a preliminary notice that the 11 weeks of furloughs would begin July 8 and end September 27, with employees being forced to take off one unpaid day each week.
American Federation of Government Employees local union president Jimmy Colvin says he thinks they have a good case. He says the projects Crane employees work on generate revenue for the department of defense and should therefore be allowed to continue.
A spokesman from Crane says officials there cannot comment until the furlough dates are official.
The Department of Defense plans to furlough 680,000 civilian employees nationwide. The DOD recently reduced the length of the furloughs from 22 days down to 11 days.
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