Friday furloughs planned this summer at JBLM



JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — About 10,000 civilian workers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord could work four-day weeks this summer, taking off 11 straight Fridays in a row as furlough days to reduce spending.

Base officials said Monday details are still being worked out as they respond to proposed cuts.

The News Tribune reports the first furlough Friday would be July 12.

About 25,000 people live at Lewis-McChord. Another 63,000 work there in uniform or as civilians providing services.