Thousands of civilians work on the Rock Island Arsenal, and employees there have been bracing for months for the impact of sequestration.

Rhys Fullerlove, a spokesman for the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, said Wednesday the center will begin holding planning meetings with its two union locals.

There are a number of different agencies on the island, so how the furloughs would be carried out likely will vary.

The Arsenal is one of the largest employers in the Quad-Cities.

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Relax26

Agreed!!!

budnight

No doubt! Make them swim to work while we're at it.

LWAK

they all make too much money anway

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