Executive pay is an insult to working families
American chief executives make too darn much money. I'm not
saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many
CEOs now pull down so much more than their own employees that it's an
ugly insult to working families.
Friday, May 23, 2014
New Study Reveals PBGC Premium Increases Bring ...
Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s
largest franchised staffing company, today released the results of a
major, in-depth poll, the “The State of the Unemployed,” a survey
revealing that 47 percent of the unemployed agree that they have
completely given up looking for work. The exhaustive survey was fielded online by Harris
Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals from April 9 through
April 21, 2014 among 1,500 unemployed adult Americans.
The world's largest protest of fast-food workers
kicked off Thursday with workers demonstrating in 150 cities in the
United States and more than 30 other countries. The protesters are
demanding better pay in a global rallying cry against rising income
Fast-food workers' minimum-wage protests go global
debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of today’s young
adults. Among the college-educated, those with outstanding student debt
are lagging far behind those who are debt free in terms of household
wealth. Households owing student debt tend to owe other debts as well,
contributing to the gap in wealth accumulation.
Landmark tax law Prop. 13 could get first change since 1978
The financial crisis and its aftermath generated two types of responses from sponsors of state and local government pensions. The first was to cut back on existing defined benefit plan commitments by raising employee contributions, reducing benefits for new employees and, in some cases, suspending the cost-of-living adjustments for existing retirees. The second response was to initiate proposals to shift some or all of the pension system from a defined benefit to
a defined contribution plan. This brief describes this flurry of defined contribution activity, identifies the factors that led to the changes occurring in the states where they did, and presents data on participation and assets to put the flurry into perspective.
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