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      The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now reached 339 to 1, with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1. The study, titled Rewarding Or Hoarding.

      SPRINGFIELD,ILL.—Work was rapidly vanishing. Mary Wilson’s construction projects on farms, nearly a third of her business, had disappeared, and she was not able to hire as many workers. But it was 2009, and she chalked it up to the recession. When the work had not returned by 2016, Wilson, president of Michel Concrete in Springfield, began searching for an answer.

      Class Dismissed Class Conflict in Red State America By Steve Fraser Teachers in red-state America are hard at work teaching us all a lesson.

      By a resounding 16-3 vote, the McLean County board approved a second wind farm in northern McLean County, the EDP Bright Stalk Wind Farm. 58 turbines, producing 250 electrical megawatts, are included in the project. Last month, the board approved, by a narrower 10-8 margin, the McLean County Wind Energy Project in the same area.

      When the Supreme Court doesn’t care about facts Midway through Monday’s oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, “[H]ow much is there unionization in the general corporate sector … or private sector.

      Washington DC – Organized labor still provides the best way for workers to get ahead. While New York continues to have the highest percentage of workers in unions, at 23.8 percent union membership increased even in the South. Although South Carolina continued to have the lowest number of union members the number rose in the Palmetto State.

      This month, Thea Lee took over as president of the Economic Policy Institute, America’s premier left-wing economic think tank. We spoke to her about Trumponomics and the fight for equality.

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