Sequestration hits home for workers in the Quad Cities

By WEEK Producer

March 22, 2013 Updated Mar 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM CDT

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The effects of the sequestration are about to hit the Quad Cities.

For the nearly 6,000 workers on the Rock Island Arsenal, the sequester is about to hit home.

People will be informed next week that the furloughs will start in 30 days.

Around the last week of April is when the sequester becomes very real for workers, it is way more than just 'time off', it is one day a week, unpaid.

The cuts include positions from entry-level to management and are the equivalent of a 20-percent pay cut.

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