Proposed Budget Cuts Imperil Defense Jobs in Mass.

May 13, 2013

When Andrew Bagni first heard of “sequestration,” he found himself — like many of his fellow employees at a General Dynamics defense plant in Taunton — wondering what the word meant.

“I had to Google what it was,” Bagni said.

Now the effects of Washington’s across-the-board, automatic budget cuts are all too clear.

The 26-year-old supply manager, who started at the company’s C4 Systems division as an intern five years ago, is among hundreds of the firm’s workers at two Massachusetts plants who fear that any day they will lose their jobs because of a planned $128 million cut to an Army contract for communications equipment.

“Now I realize what it is and the severe impacts it could have,” he said.

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