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One Week Until Rock Island Arsenal Furloughs

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In one week, furlough days will begin taking effect for Department of Defense employees.

Starting July 8th, Arsenal workers are being forced to take 11 days off over the next three months. These furloughs are a result of the sequestration process and will eliminate over 500,000 work hours at the Rock Island Arsenal.
     
Wage losses will average about $3,000 per employee for more than six-thousand workers totaling $18 million.