President George W. Bush has signed into law The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (S. 3880). The law increases jail time and penalties for those who damage or threaten "animal industry" businesses, and widens that label to include individuals as well as businesses—everything from biomedical research facilities and veterinary hospitals to pet stores and rodeos. Proponents say it rightfully punishes animal-rights advocates who harass individuals and damage businesses. Opponents say the new law limits free speech by punishing peaceful protesters who also may harm a business's bottom line.
Since 2009, technicians paid by the hour have experienced a bump in pay, but pay for other team members has stayed stagnant, according to data from the 2014 Firstline Career Path Study. Here’s a look at changes in team pay from 2009 to 2013.