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Restrictions on overtime pay under DeJoy may have prevented full-time workers at some facilities from adding hours to pick up some of the slack.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
Where money and technology fail, though, it inevitably falls to government policies — and government subsidies — to pick up the slack.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
When the BLS lists workers by full- or part-time status, they also track whether that status is due to economic reasons — like a slowdown in that industry or a slack job market — or noneconomic reasons.
THE EASY PART OF THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY MIGHT BE OVERAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Underlings gave Clark, who has worked at Amazon during almost all of his career, that moniker after he told them that early in his tenure he would hide in the shadows at warehouses seeking to catch lazy workers slacking off who he could fire.
WHO IS DAVE CLARK, THE NEW CHIEF OF AMAZON’S GIANT RETAIL BUSINESS?AARON PRESSMANAUGUST 22, 2020FORTUNE
With Gaspar’s low fundraising total, for instance, the conservative Lincoln Club that supports her might consider picking up the slack to help her stay competitive.
POLITICS REPORT: BRY, LAWSON-REMER DOMINATE FUNDRAISINGSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
An amount of slack in the chain caused the balls to knock on passing this roller before entering the pump bottom.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I went into the dugout indescribably slack; hardly energy to struggle against the heat and the myriads of flies.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Lost Sister had fashioned a rude litter out of rawhide and two saplings, slack between the poles so the girl could not roll out.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
His crew soon produced from the slack of their frocks pieces of plug, which they passed on board in exchange for our eggs.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
At length I gave up the contest, led him with a slack rein, and pulled no longer.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SLACK

  • drooping
  • droopy
  • flabby
  • flaccid
  • loose
  • pendulous
  • relaxed
  • sagging
  • saggy
  • slack
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