Civilian Defense Department workers in Florida and across the nation are getting some relief from furloughs that have forced them to take weekly unpaid days off since July 8.
With the peak of the 2013 hurricane season approaching, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is urging congress to end National Guard furloughs which started July 8th and are set to continue through September.
Governor Rick Scott is using the possibility of Tropical Storm Chantal impacting Florida’s coast by this weekend to question sequestration implemented by Congress and the White House earlier this year.
Across the nation, thanks to Congressional gridlock, the National Guard is preparing for major cuts and furloughs due to the automatic budget cuts contained in the federal sequestration.
For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.
Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration furloughed 10 percent of the nation’s air traffic controllers the agency has done an about face.
While one in 10 air traffic controllers have been forced to take furlough days to help balance the federal budget, so far, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport have avoided any lengthy delays through Monday morning.
Last month, American Airlines angered airline union leaders when it announced more than 1,500 employees would be laid off by the end of the year. These leaders will join AA employees and area voters at the airport to discuss the outsourcing of security-conscious jobs.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado has bad news for city workers: the only way he may be able to fill a $23 million budget gap is by forcing them to take unpaid furlough days, according to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald.
The Miami Herald Media Company has announced yet another round of job cuts at its Miami newspapers.