: Fast food workers across the country walked off the job Thursday. But unions and other organizations compensated them for lost wages. More
Income, gender, age and region are just a few of the factors that can affect how much customers tip workers in the service industry, according to a new survey by PayScale.com.
It was long part of the compact between government workers and their bosses: The pay wasn't as good as in the private sector, but the retirement benefits were great - and virtually guaranteed. That's not always the case anymore.
Organizers say fast-food workers in 100 U.S. cities will walk off their jobs Thursday, as part of a push to raise wages in the industry above $15 an hour.
Secretary Hagel said the first jobs to be cut will be his own, announcing cuts of about 200 workers from his team of 2,400.
The private sector added 215,000 jobs in November, raising hopes that the government's labor report on Friday will also show healthy jobs growth.
Sales of single family homes jump in October.
The ruling opens the door for the city to cut billions of dollars in payments that are owed to city employees, retirees, investors and other creditors.
The New York State Parole Board granted Kozlowski release following a hearing on Tuesday.
Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve a landmark pension reform package that will cut retirement benefits for teachers, nurses and other retired and current state workers.
The world's major car makers reported strong November sales figures on Tuesday, with most companies beating analyst expectations.
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