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Union leader says sequester will affect thousands of MI jobs

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Karla Swift, the President of the Michigan State AFL-CIO, says that the federal budget sequester -- deep automatic cuts brought on by Congress' failure to reach a spending agreement -- will affect over 30 thousand jobs in this state alone.

That's because federal workers will be sent on some furlough days, in some cases meaning a 20 percent reduction in their pay. Swift also says that a variety of services -- from early childcare to food safety -- will be hit.

Swift called the sequester a "manufactured crisis," saying that the real problem Congress should address is the "Jobs Crisis."

 

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