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Jul 16, 2013 6:42 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

C.C.A.D. Workers Appeal Furloughs

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi Army Depot employees are appealing their furloughs to the federal government. Their argument maintains the facility has made money for the Army and employees shouldn't have to be furloughed.

As it stand right now, workers will be furloughed 11 days, about 88 hours of work, from now until the end of September.

C.C.A.D workers also tell us that their trying to figure out why the Army won't allow them to apply for supplemental income through a program called the Shared Work Program.

It offers federal employees about ten percent of what they would make per furloughed day, but it's the Army's choice to allow workers to use the program, and they've decided not to. They haven't really told the workers why.

The workers want Congressman Blake Farenthold to find out.

Workers will be meeting at the local American Legion post all night to get their documents together, sign them, and send them to Washington to make the appeal official.

Then, they'll have to wait and see what happens.


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