HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH (ABC 4 UTAH) – Monday many furloughed workers at Hill Air Force Base returned to work.
The government shut down sent roughly 2,700 workers from Hill Air Force Base home without pay last week.
Now employees considered essential Department of Defense workers are returning.
"We have to work for free if you will until this is resolved and then we will receive our back pay after that point," said a Hill Air Force Base employee who was furloughed last week.
She tells ABC 4 Utah she received a phone call from her supervisor telling her to report back to work,but to not expect any pay for the time being.
“Until the government resolves the debt ceiling, which is not until next week on the 17th,” Said the HAFB employee.
Sunday Hill Air Force Base Issued a statement on Facebook. In part it reads:
"Effective Monday October 7th, all Air Force Material Command employees at Hill Air Force Base are authorized to return to duty!"
Over the weekend the U.S House passed a bill to retroactively pay furloughed government workers.
"It has been very un-nerving very stressful and anxious because at that time we didn't know if we were even going to get paid. However, it is a little comforting to know we will get back pay, but we still have to live from now until they get this resolved."
The Hill Air Force employee tells ABC 4 she has had to be extra frugal with spending, and hopes congress will come to an agreement for the sake of the American people. "Set aside your political power struggles that you’re trying to win over each other and to please understand that there are people that are trying to live day to day."
A spokesperson with Hill Air Force Base says of the 2,700 employees furloughed, a majority of them have been called back to work.
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