D.C. is going ahead with its plan to furlough some city employees to help close the budget gap.
The move will save the city more than $19 million.
The list of those to be furloughed includes all city employees, except police officers, firefighters and those working at a few quasi government agencies.
In a statement, Washington Teachers Union president Nathan Saunders, while critical of city leaders for mismanaging the budget, called the furloughs the lesser evil when compared to firings.
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