Save Jobs at Red River Army Depot
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Due to a reduction in workload, Red River Army Depot (RRAD) has announced plans to layoff 98 federal employees and 207 civilian defense contractors on August 31, 2018. This is in addition to the nearly 600 employees who were laid off in May 2018, so similar reasons. With the continuing loss of direct labor hours expected to increase in 2019, further layoffs are a serious possibility in the coming year.
NFFE-IAM has attended multiple meeting with congressional delegations from Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma to advocate on behalf of RRAD workers and lobbied successfully to include an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act requiring each branch of the military to complete a long-term study of depot maintenance workforce needs.
Now we need your help to keep pressure on Congress to ensure work is brought to RRAD to stop the August 2018 and future layoffs.
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