Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aviation workers deal with politics-induced furloughs

  WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Some 4,000 furloughed aviation workers are the latest casualty of political infighting in Washington. Families used to making $75,000 a year are filing for unemployment benefits and worrying how to make mortgage, car and student loan … Continue reading

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Congress hits beach, aviation workers hit unemployment lines

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=politics/2011/08/03/tsr.rowlands.faa.funding.cnn (CNN) — Neil Bolen has worked as a civil engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration for the past 24 years, designing air traffic control radar systems that help keep America moving. Now he’s got a message for Congress: Get moving … Continue reading

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FAA furloughs unprecedented, officials say

A week after Congress failed to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, officials are calling the furloughs triggered by the partial shutdown of agency operations unprecedented. FAA furloughed 4,000 employees, including almost 1,000 in Washington, after lawmakers failed to reach a last-minute … Continue reading

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