Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Furloughs Delayed

Updated 1 year ago

The Department of Defense is holding off on furloughs for civilian workers at its installations.It’s delaying that for at least two weeks because a resolution in congress that would fully fund defense for a full-year.The measure’s been sent to the President for his signature.Earlier Thursday workers from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine held a rally to protest the potential furloughs.The shipyard has about 4,700 workers.The workers are expecting to be told they’ll have to take three weeks off without pay if automatic budget cuts kick in.


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