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About 250 Fort Drum Workers called back to work

Nathan Lehman (WTNY) - Active military members will continue to get paid. Locally, it will mean about 250 civilian workers at Ft. Drum will be called back to work. Those will be garrison employees.
Fort Drum (WTNY) -- Hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilian Pentagon employees are heading back to work today. 

They were sent home last week after Congress failed to reach a spending deal, leading to the first partial government shutdown in 17 years.  They're returning to work because Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is allowed to issue a worker recall without congressional consent under a broad interpretation of the Pay our Military Act.

The law signed by President Obama on Monday ensured that active military members around the world would continue to get paid.  Locally, it will mean about 250 civilian workers at Ft. Drum will be called back to work.  Those will be garrison employees. 

Several others remain furloughed until a budget deal to end the shutdown is made.


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