Leon Panetta

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the “vast majority” of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers.


Governor issues furloughs for last 2 labor groups

(AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a furlough order for more than 11,000 state workers whose unions have yet to reach a deal for a 5 percent wage cut. The order from the […]


Largest state workers union ratifies furlough deal

(AP) – California’s largest state workers union has ratified a furlough agreement to reduce employees’ pay by roughly 5 percent for a year. The Service Employees International Union Local 1000 announced Tuesday that 66 percent […]




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