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Furloughs force Guard workers to take unpaid days off

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Furloughs for almost 500 Capital Region residents who work for the New York National Guard are the latest consequences of federal sequestration that went into effect earlier this year. This week, more than 1,750 civilian Department of Defense employees in New York who work as Guard technicians began one-day-a-week furloughs that will last 11 weeks. According to a news release from the New York National Guard, the furloughs have been implemented to ensure the force ...

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