Coast Guard Families Wait for Next Paycheck

Coast Guard Families Wait for Next Paycheck


SECURITY AND SO 42,000 MEN,
WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE
STILL WAITING ON THAT NEXT
PAYCHECK. FRIENDS. MOTHERS. COAST GUARD WIVES. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ERICA
CORTES AND SILVINA TRAHAN IS ONE
WHICH MAGNIFIES A COMMON CONCERN
— THE PAYCHECK THAT NEVER CAME
ON FRIDAY.>>OH, IT’S REALLY NOT THERE. I MEAN, THAT WAS A REALLY NICE
REALITY CHECK RIGHT THERE. DERRICK: THE REALITY IS, UNLIKE
PREVIOUS SHUTDOWNS, THE COAST
GUARD IS THE ONE MILTARY BRANCH
NOT GETTING PAID. WITH A TRANSFER AHEAD IN JUST 5
MONTHS, CORTES MAY HAVE TO PUT
FINISHING GRAD SCHOOL ON HOLD.>>THIS WAS JUST TOTALLY
UNEXPECTED. WE’RE KIND OF SECOND-GUESSING
EVERYTHING THAT WE SPENT MONEY
ON. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE BUDGET TO
SEE WHERE WE CAN, UM, CUT BACK.>>THE LAST PAYCHECK WE GOT,
WE’VE PRETTY MUCH BEEN SAVING
THAT BECAUSE WE WEREN’T SURE
ABOUT THIS ONE
DERRICK: FOR SOME FAMILIES
, THE UNCERTAINTY IS EXTREME.>>FAMILIES ARE RETURNING
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND SAVING
STUFF AND I CAN’T IMAGINE TAKING
MY DAUGHTER’S CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
AWAY. DERRICK: IT’S WHY CORTES WROTE A
HEARTFELT MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK.>>I JUST WANTED SOMEONE TO KNOW
THERE IS A LOCAL MILITARY
COMMUNITY HERE IN MILWAUKEE THAT
IS BEING AFFECTED BY THIS
SHUTDOWN. DERRICK: AND WANTS OTHERS TO
JOIN A PETITION TO GET THE COAST
GUARD PAID.>>WE ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY
IN WHICH WE LIVE AND OUR SPOUSES
SERVE. WE DON’T WANT TO BE OVERLOOKED
FORGOTTEN. RESPECTFULLY, A PROUD MILITARY
COAST GUARD WIFE. DERRICK: THE WIVES ARE NOT
FOCUSED ON THE POLITICAL BLAME
GAME. THEY SAY THEIR HUSBANDS ARE
STILL DOING THEIR JOBS. THEY JUST WANT LAWMAKERS TAKE
CARE OF THIS MILITARY BRANCH
JUST LIKE THE OTHERS AND FAST. PATRICK: THAT’S A TOUGH ONE. IS THERE ANY ASSISTANCE FOR
THESE FAMILIES? DERRICK: THE COAST GUARD
PUBLISHED THIS LETTER YESTERDAY
TO ORGANIZATIONS WITH COAST
GUARD MEMBERS AS CLIENTS TO HAVE
SOME UNDERSTANDING AND
FLEXIBILITY WITH THESE FAMILIES. TRAHAN TOLD ME HER BANK IS
OFFERING FAMILIES OF COAST GUARD
MEMBERS A L

2 thoughts on “Coast Guard Families Wait for Next Paycheck

  • December 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm
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    Oh well everyday Americans work get laid off and apply for their on employment deal with it build the wall

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  • January 10, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    He went to the coast guard handing out sandwiches with Melina and told them to have a garage sale to pay bills ( WTH ) . Number one , cold sandwiches ?? for working without a paycheck should be steak sandwiches and crab cake  ., What the meals they have at the WH during parties are lobster and many other meals that the citizens never have on their tables and they give them cold sandwiches  and tells them to sell their  personal possessions  to make ends meet . That's very cold indeed .

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