Stars and Stripes stripes.com 04 Jan, 2021 08:45 am

Worker furloughs at stake as US, South Korea resume military cost-sharing talks

Worker furloughs at stake as US, South Korea resume military cost-sharing talks
Seoul and Washington have been at odds over President Donald Trump’s demand that South Korea substantially increase the amount it pays to host a U.S. military presence.

Worker furloughs at stake as US, South Korea resume military cost-sharing talks The U.and South Korea are neogtiating a plan to forestall possible furloughs for local employees of U.MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES South Korea and the United States are negotiating a plan to share labor costs and avoid once more furloughing local employees of U.Seoul and Washington have been at odds over President Donald Trump’s demand that South Korea substantially increase the amount it pays to host a U.

In June, South Korea provided $200 million to pay the entire Korean workforce at U.Forces Korea, a spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said Monday.

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