Union Boss salaries- They have a lot in common with the people they represent

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    No, actually, I'm not.

    I work for a UK company, our CEO only gets high six figures.

    CEO Compensation: US and other countries

    Ratio of CEO Pay to Average Worker by Country | Creativeconflictwisdom's Blog

    In Japan, the average CEO makes 11 times what a line worker makes, in Germany it's 12 to 1 and in the United Kingdom it's 22 to 1.

    The United States? 475 to 1.

    And incidently, it hasn't always been this way. In 1980, CEO compensation was only 44 times what line workers make.
     
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    Your company is not necessarily representative of the US. Personally, I don't have an issue with companies paying their CEOs whatever the shareholders deem appropriate. Unlike you, I'm not obsessed about other people's money.

    The CEO of BAE Systems, Ian King, got £3.2m last year.... and they made thousands of people redundant.
     
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    And that's the problem.

    You see, this is where you conservatards are kind of self-defeating. You put thousands on the unemployment lines so a few douchebags can have a car elevator or a polo pony and an 8 figure salary, and then you wonder why they vote in far left politicians like Obama or Hollande. And they say "75% top marginal rate" and no one bats an eye.

    It's funny to watch you guys go over the cliff.
     
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    Name one union head who increased productivity or reduced costs for the industry he was in.
     
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    Also in Europe because of high taxes
    CEO's do not want high cash wages
    CEO' s are compensated in ways that are not taxable for them

    For example, when you work in the US for them
    they will buy you a house, furnishings, etc
    All owned by the corporation and avoiding tax back home in whatever
    part of Europe you call home
     
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    Just had a new deck put on the back of my home. Neighbor of mine that used to build homes built it. Had 3 bids for the deck.
    One was for $6700
    One was for $4500
    One was for $4900

    I chose the $4900 guy. He and another guy came and built it in 6 days.
    His help was an older man from Indiana.
    "I came down here because I can work and keep all the wages I make. The carpenters union do not care about us. All they care about is politics and my $$."
    But I do admit Joe that many of the former union carpenters up your way do a better job than the average carpenter down here. You guys train them well and I like that. However, the market can demand that and a smart consumer can spot that.
    If the unions are so great Joe how come all these guys are now in Georgia?
     
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    Why is that their job?

    Incidently, my brother is a Sheet Metal worker who recently did a distribution center for Wal Mart. They completed their part on time and ahead of budget because they knew what they were doing.

    Again, you jokers have this completely in reverse. We do not exist to serve them.
     
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    Dude, I don't know why ANYONe would want to live in Georgia or anywhere else in the south...
     
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    Just like the 2010 midterm elections
    no doubt
    :eusa_whistle:

    Sorry, the class envy just does not work
    with most Americans. You know the majority
    that don't belong to unions

    Obama isn't working
     

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