Yes -- It's all the Union's fault that workers make a living
wage.Hail to the Billionaire CEO's who exploit their workers,
and pay them minimum wage and Government Food Stamps!!
Libs think what? As many as 27 chief executive officers in the United
States hold at least $1 billion worth of their companies’ stock, according
to 24/7 Wall St.John Paulson, walked off with an astounding $4.9
billion in 2010 from his hedge fund labors. Billion dollar compensation
for the following CEOs- Joseph Cassano AIG, Mack-Morgan Stanley, Thain-Merrill
Lynch etc. etc.Plenty of billion dollar compensations tied to the
firm's bailout.- stockholders, investors, workers left holding the bag.
squirtbillions? not so.esquire, stevo, and maverick
cannot refute what the article said, so they call names.Rolandwhen unions were strong, the rest of the world had not yet fully rebuilt their
manufacturing capacity following the devastation of WWII and we were not dealing
in a global economy. When the rest of the world finally recovered and the
world's economy became more intertwined, American workers stated sinking,
drug down by union myopia
Wow, a hack piece from an anti-union organization....
JoeCapitalist2 You are incorrect. Having served on a union Board of Directors,
those salaries are voted on and approved by first the Board and then the general
membership. There is reasonable compensation for a job and then there is
outrageous compensation. CEOs fall into the later category. Especially those who
have been give exorbitant exit packages as they leave the stockholders and the
company in disarray.
squirt: " The union members approve budgets including salaries."Rank and file union members have about as much say in what their union
bosses get paid in salary and perks as regular workers get in determining what
their CEO gets. None!The union bosses get paid very, very well. But
that certainly doesn't stop them from demonizing the leaders of
businesses.It is just like those Democrats who rail all day about
greedy capitalists while they themselves rake in $Millions during their terms in
office. The Clintons probably have more money these days than Mitt Romney, but
you didn't hear a peep about that from those who demonized Romney for being
an 'out of touch rich guy'.
When unions were strong, American workers did well. Since unions have been
eviscerated, American workers are sinking fast.
Another op-ed, thinly veiled, from a ultra right wing think tank. As always
follow the money.
This article is laughable. Comparing the salaries of union execs to the billions
of dollars CEOs receive is ludicrous. The union members approve budgets
including salaries. Why not spend your time one something worth reporting as
opposed to this nonsense.
But far more important than the CEO compensation to worker compensation ratio is
the fact of real wage stagnation since 1970 and increasing costs of education
with massive student debt. This is an economic time bomb for both
workers and the entire economy.
"Experts at the Annenberg Public Policy Center have found that “when
all CEOs are included, the pay disparity is far smaller” than the AFL-CIO
leads on. "Far more meaningful would be an analysis which groups
enterprises by size, and then compares CEO pay to worker pay within those size
groups. Such an analysis would show that in large enterprises the ratio of CEO
pay to worker pay is just about where the AFL-CIO says it is. But
why group enterprises by size? Because the larger organizations do most of the
business, and so reflect where capitalism is, with respect to pay equity.Now if we want to get into income and wealth ownership by family income
groups, there we see HUGE inequality.
I remember when we were told to go out on strike that I continued to pay union
dues.it was a bad deal all along
Real Maverick:Yes, it would be real nice if EVERY propaganda piece
fully disclosed its affiliations. We see pieces like this published every day
from alt-left lobbyists and activists yet all the leftist media never mention a
word about their own biases.I noticed you didn't try to dispute
any of the issues presented. Just attack the messenger. It is a well known fact
that union bosses often make much more than some of those who they attack as
greedy. If that is not hypocrisy, I don't know what is.
Center for Union Facts is an anti-labor union organized founded by Rick Berman.
Rick Berman is a powerful DC lobbyist who has founded organizations to combat
groups that fight against smoking. Apparently, in Rick's view, smoking
doesn't cause cancer and they should be able to sell their poison to
children.In addition, he has also founded organizations that fight
against climate change, childhood obesity, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Apparently, in Rick's view, drunk driving laws are too punitive. These are facts that I wish the Dnews would report when they publish
propaganda from alt right lobbyists.