Unfortunately, many clothing brands tend to have their products manufactured in sweatshops in impoverished areas of the world, with young children found working in dangerous working conditions and with the factories they work in not being well-constructed. Even more sad is the fact that so many big-name brands rely on the services of sweatshops in countries like Bangladesh to manufacture their clothes. However, many companies have been caught doing such practices and have suffered the consequences as a result.
Government Waste By the Numbers: Under the most basic legal definition, "essential" employees include anyone engaged in "military, law enforcement or direct provision of health care activities," and those who "protect life and property. Take the Social Security Administration.
During the first shutdown inthe agency furloughed 90 percent of its workforce. But even though a few thousand were retained, the administration did not have enough people to perform many basic functions.
So President Clinton ordered nearly 50, employees back to work. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney recently elaborated on this point, saying new retirees might not receive checks and people with questions about their checks could encounter problems. According to the Congressional Research Service, a number of job descriptions are exempted from shutdowns.
National security and diplomatic functions would likely continue.
Anybody providing medical care would stay on the job. Air traffic controllers, border security personnel, federal prison guards, federal law enforcement and emergency response teams would likewise not sit it out while Congress figures out a budget.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration even kept hundreds of safety inspectors on duty during the first shutdown. Naturally, the Capitol would remain open since the duration of any shutdown hinges on Congress.
And anybody appointed by the president would also be exempt, though they are by law permitted to forfeit part of their salary during a shutdown if they wish. It should be noted that the term "nonessential" is not a favorite term in Washington. During the last shutdown debacle, some in the capital complained that the label "nonessential" was insulting.
But the numbers speak for themselves. According to testimony at a December hearing of the House oversight committee, the Department of Housing and Urban Development in released "all but of nearly 12, employees," in turn shutting down some housing programs.
The Department of Education sent home 86 percent of its workforce.
Cato Institute budget analyst Tad DeHaven suggested those decisions were no surprise. The CRS research showed passport application processing fell by the wayside, as did some services for veterans, work on bankruptcy cases, disease surveillance and the processing of applications to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Hundreds of national parks were closed, resulting in a loss of millions of visitors. In all aboutemployees were furloughed during the five-day shutdown in November That number was underduring the record day shutdown that followed -- thanks to some additional funding bills.
Soloway speculated that contractors working on information systems would stay on duty, perhaps on a "skeleton crew," but those providing engineering support to non-functioning offices would stay home.
In some cases, the contractors could keep paying their employees but eat the losses. Though the reality of a shutdown is that basic services continue, many have warned that a closure would be disastrous and have taken pains to pin blame for the scenario in advance on the opposite party.
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Here’s what’s in the bill that caused a five-hour shutdown By David Gilbert Feb 9, While America slept Friday, its government shutdown . L.A. Tronics, an Encino-based retailer with five locations, The shutdown will result in the layoff of employees.
The company's stores are in Encino, Torrance, West Los Angeles, Pasadena and Huntington Beach.
Silo had shut down all nine of its outlets in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties in January because it failed to. La Senza, which was a leading UK retailer of women’s lingerie, once owned by businessman Theo Paphitis, has 55 stores across the UK. In La Senza UK filed for administration citing “trading conditions” as one of the reasons for closure.