Scott Air Force Base
10:12 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Furlough Notices To Arrive This Week At Scott Air Force Base

Credit (via Wikimedia commons/SSGT CHAD R. GANN, USAF)

Thousands of civilian workers at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois will soon begin receiving furlough  notices.
The Belleville News Democrat reports workers will be informed that they must take one day per week of unpaid vacation between next month and September because of mandatory federal budget cuts referred to as the "sequester."
The newspaper says the workers will receive the 30-day notices in the mail by the end of the week.

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St. Louis Police / Furloughs
4:27 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Police Board votes to end furloughs for civilian employees

The shield of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

More good news today for a different set of city of St. Louis employees.

The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted this afternoon to end the planned furloughs for the department's 557 civilian employees. The employees will also be reimbursed for the days they've already taken.

A department spokeswoman says rank-and-file employees were expected to take five unpaid days off, with management taking 10 days.

2011 World Series / St. Louis City Furloughs
3:37 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Slay: St. Louis furloughs postponed due to Cardinals' great postseason

Crowds wait to enter Busch Stadium for Game 1 of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis on Oct. 19, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 4:19 p.m. to reflect debate about need for furloughs.

The World Series has already given St. Louis one night of memorable plays, a visit from first lady Michelle Obama and a sea of red at Busch Stadium. But, it seems, the event has catalyzed a more monetary benefit for St. Louis city workers.

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Furloughs deferred
5:44 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

City delays vote on mandatory furloughs for employees

City employees will have to wait another month to find out if they'll be forced to take more furloughs.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Saying they could not in good conscience declare that the city of St. Louis is in a fiscal crisis when it had a budget surplus last year, two members of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment on Wednesday forced a delay on implementing a third year of furloughs for city employees.

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St. Louis Fire Department
3:16 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

St. Louis firefighters respond to comptroller's furlough proposal

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis firefighters were told last week that they'd be subject to 30 layoffs. Yesterday, Comptroller Darlene Green said she would push a plan to furlough firefighters instead of laying them off.

Today, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, the firefighters have responded.

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American Airlines
2:11 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

American Airlines recalling 200 more former TWA flight attendants

An American Airlines jet in its final approach into Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. The airline made its second announcement of the month today regarding the recall of furloughed TWA flight attendants. (via Flickr / lrargerich)

American Airlines is recalling 200 flight attendants who were furloughed from now-defunct TWA in 2003.

American said Friday it also agreed to hire 30 new Mandarin-speaking flight attendants to staff flights to and from Shanghai.

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