Working Without Pay

Working Without Pay

Government shutdown cuts off pay to USDA meat inspectors, but forces them to keep working.
(KTTC)   Since the government shutdown, only a select group of USDA food inspectors are still working. 

The inspectors arrived for work Wednesday morning at Hormel Foods in Austin, Minnesota, but the only difference is that today they will not be paid, and won't be paid again until the end of the shutdown.

Inspectors are allowed no sick leave or vacation days, and any time off is considered AWOL.

To make matters worse, because they are going to work, they are not eligible to apply for unemployment like the furloughed inspectors in other food markets.

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