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Oct 18, 2013 5:22 PM

Union Employees Protest Outside Corpus Christi Army Depot

CORPUS CHRISTI - Enough is enough. That was the message from federal workers who were protesting outside the Corpus Christi Army Depot this afternoon.

Members of the AFL-CIO were calling for fairness when it comes to federal workers. They're also asking that the government no longer issue furloughs.

CCAD employees were furloughed for about six days earlier this year as a result of sequestration. Several employees from NAS-Corpus Christi were sent home and weren't paid for about two weeks when the federal government shutdown.

A union representative said the shutdown took its toll on workers at the base.

"Even though the House and the Senate voted to refund the government, that didn't stop the damage that had been done the last 16 days. People that didn't get their paychecks. People who didn't get their healthcare. People that can't pay their bills. It was bad, bad, bad, bad thing," said James Gaston.


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