The Department of Labor actually encourages the practice. After all, unemployment is a lot less than these workers' regular pay.
Rising job pressures are prompting more professionals to consider organizing, and that's not going unnoticed.
Clothing companies' reactions to the building collapse that killed more than 600 workers comes up short, PR experts say.
House Republicans say the move would give state and federal employees more flexibility. Opponents say it's just another way to cut paychecks.
Too many industrial disasters spurred the move, but the impoverished country's factory owners fear other companies will follow.
Top execs in the US earn an average of 204 times more than their rank-and-file employees -- and that's a conservative estimate.
The Florida theme park pressured state lawmakers to vote against allowing local governments to set their own wage, benefits and sick-time laws.
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