Furloughs for Crane Workers Commence

Today marks the beginning of furloughs for workers at Naval Support Activity Crane.

Starting today, workers will see one day be cut from their work week for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in September. The reduction will equate to a 20 percent loss in pay.

Federal cuts made during the sequester are designed to cut $85 billion from the federal budget by trimming down jobs and government programs, including education, health and defense.

$36 million will be cut from Crane’s funding. Crane employs more than 4,000 civilians across the state, including residents from several area counties.