• Trump Wants to Fire 248 Forecasters at the National Weather Service

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    After a year that saw over $300 million in damages from hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, the Trump administration is proposing significant cuts to the National Weather Service and hopes to eliminate the jobs of 248 weather forecasters.
    The idea, which is part of the 2019 fiscal budget proposal and caught the agency by surprise, is being derided by the NWS's labor union, which says the cuts will impact the reliability of future weather forecasts and warnings.
    "We can't take any more cuts and still do the job that the American public needs us to do-there simply will not be...
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