American Federation of Government Employees http://wamc.org en Civilians Back To Work At Fort Drum, West Point http://wamc.org/post/civilians-back-work-fort-drum-west-point <p>Civilian employees are back to work at Fort Drum and West Point after a week of furloughs stemming from the government shutdown.</p><p>U.S. Military Academy spokesman Lt. Col. Webster Wright said most of the academy&#39;s 1,422 furloughed civilian employees returned to work on Monday.</p><p>The American Federation of Government Employees Local 400 told the Watertown Daily Times that about 325 furloughed medical workers were called back in at Fort Drum. The northern New&nbsp;York post on Sunday night said that all 250 garrison employees were called to return to their work Monday as well.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:39:46 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75127 at http://wamc.org Civilians Back To Work At Fort Drum, West Point Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs http://wamc.org/post/congressional-reps-decry-defense-furloughs <p>U.S. Department of Defense furloughs of civilian employees took effect Monday and are scheduled to run through the end of September. In New York, a few thousand of these employees are affected at West Point and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. Two of the region’s congressional representatives slammed the furloughs as they headed back to Washington to try and balance the budget.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:15:51 +0000 Allison Dunne 68742 at http://wamc.org Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs Federal Union Members Picket Furlough At West Point http://wamc.org/post/federal-union-members-picket-furlough-west-point <p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday announced a plan to furlough some 750,000 Department of Defense civilian employees because of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. In the Hudson Valley, more than a dozen civilian employees at West Point picketed today, saying the impending furlough is already hurting local families and businesses.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:03:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 64787 at http://wamc.org Federal Union Members Picket Furlough At West Point