Steep Furloughs Hit Military Workers This Week

Source: Wyatt Andrews / CBS News

WASHINGTON – Monday will mean a day without pay for thousands of Americans who work in defense jobs –another effect of automatic federal budget cuts.

The furloughs starting tomorrow affect 680,000 workers. For the next 11 weeks, they will lose 20 percent of their pay.

The furloughs will impact operations at every American military base around the world, except for some bases supporting combat.

“For (these workers) a 20 percent cut is a lot more money, means a lot more to them in terms of making those day-to-day payments,” said Maureen Campell, who works on the staff of a Navy Admiral.

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