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CEOs Earn 354 Times More Than Average Worker

CEOs Earn 354 Times More Than Average Worker

The latest fun figure about our country's growing income inequality: The average big company CEO earns 354 times that of the average rank-and-file worker. That statistic comes courtesy of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of trade unions in the country, which has been tracking this ratio since 1996, according... Read More »

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

Everyone knows the flu shot has a serious purpose. After all, it's a safeguard against a condition that kills 36,000 people a year, according to the John Hopkins School of Medicine. But for the workers of one Ohio health center, the risks of skipping out on the vaccine extended beyond increased risk of... Read More »

Michigan Proposal 2: Power Grab By Unions -- Or A Way To Protect Workers?

Michigan Proposal 2: Power Grab By Unions -- Or A Way To Protect Workers?

Most American workers don't belong to unions. Union participation across the nation dropped from 32 percent in the 1950s to 11.9 percent last year. Yet, union battles are as intense as ever, with local politicians calling out teachers' unions to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's battle with state workers over a... Read More »

The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

It's a topic that reemerges in the national conversation every four years -- outsourcing. And this year, the corporate policy of sending jobs overseas, also known as "offshoring," has been front-and-center during the 2012 campaign, in large part because one candidate, Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt... Read More »

CEO Pay Is 380 Times Average Worker's, Says AFL-CIO

CEO Pay Is 380 Times Average Worker's, Says AFL-CIO

By Jennifer Liberto WASHINGTON -- Chief executives at some of the nation's largest companies earned an average of $12.9 million in total pay last year -- 380 times more than a typical American worker, according to the AFL-CIO. Average CEO pay rose 14 percent compared to 2010, when they earned $11.4... Read More »

Your Bad Boss Might Be Worth Something After All: Prizes!

Your Bad Boss Might Be Worth Something After All: Prizes!

At last! You can finally get something in return for all that abuse you suffered under a truly spurious superior. The "My Bad Boss Contest" is now open, and it could award you a seven-day vacation and $1,000 to spend on it. All you need is a winning evil employer story! Read More »

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