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MCLB reacts to furlough days reduction

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Reaction on Tuesday from the Marine Corps Logistics Base to news that we broke earlier Tuesday regarding the reduction in the number of furlough days for civilian workers at the base.

Nearly 3,000 MCLB workers were supposed to take 11 unpaid days off from July through September.

 On Tuesday the Secretary of Defense lowered the number to six for civilian defense employees around the country.

MCLB officials say the move will help the base with daily operations and is also great news for workers and their families.

"A lot of civilian employees live pay check to pay check, like a lot of us out in the community,  losing 20% is an impact, this news today by Chuck Hagel really is great for the base and our civilian employees here," said public affairs director Colie Young.

The reduction of furlough days will take effect immediately.

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