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Posted May 16. 2013 1:52PM

Shipyard union happy to dodge furloughs, but feels for other government workers

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"It's good news for us at the shipyard but we can't forget there are still hundreds of thousands of federal employees who will be furloughed because of this congressionally manufactured crisis," said Paul O'Connor, president of the Portsmouth Metal Trades Council, an umbrella group that represents several of the shipyard's labor unions.