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Some unionized workers affected by sequestration

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Just as the affect of sequestration impacts companies and employees under the service contract act here on island, the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has put out notice that the work between the union and companies such as DZSP21 and Chugach has greatly reduced the impact to the employees to date.

However, according to IBEW local business representative Kenneth Laguana, not everyone was spared. He adds while the union has worked to laterally transfer tradesmen who qualify for other openings, there is just not enough jobs left from the cuts to retain some employees.

He further adds the last day for some affected employees on Andersen Air Force Base was last Friday. Laguana was hoping to conduct interviews today with those possibly laid off to see if the contract bargaining agreement under the union was properly followed.

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