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20 Biggest CEO Pay Raises

 


Viacom's chief executive Philippe Dauman enjoyed a whopping $50.5 million raise last year. What other top execs saw their pay jump tremendously in 2010?

 

 

1. Philippe P. Dauman, $50.5 million
 
Company: Viacom (VIAB)
2010 pay: $84.5 million
Cash compensation: $14.0 million (down $1.3M)
Stock and options: $70.5 million (up $51.8M)
Total pay raise (1 year): 148.6%


Source: Equilar, Inc.


 
 BLACK by NATURE, PROUD by CHOICE.
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People might not realize it, and it does not make it right, but in demand CEO's are very similar to in demand sports stars. There is a bidding war for CEO's with a track record for boosting performance and earnings. Boards pay these high compensation packages to keep them from going to other companies.....just like Sports team pay superstars millions of dollars to keep players around. I am not saying that I agree or disagree....but that is how the free market works. Its supply and demand for top talent and how much money will need to be paid to keep that talent from going other places. Now....paying all that money, just like in sports, does not guarentee a superstar performance once paid. I guess that is just the risk one takes in the game of capitalism.

I don't care how much money ANYBODY makes.  I am glad that there are rich people in America.  My problem with much of the wealth of the 1% is the fact that much of it was made while receiving tax payers dollars in the form of government subsidies and tax breaks  that were compensated for by cutting programs that benefit the 99%.  So, it is not the fact that millionaires and billionaires have millions and billions, it is the fact that a large percentage of corporate millions and billions were obtain at the expense of American tax payers and to the detriment of American workers.  

 

I understand the premise behind Occupy Wall Street, but it really should be Occupy Congress, because EVERYTHING that Wall Street/corporate America did was Legal, thanks to members of Congress/our legislature.  The focus should be on all the politicians that have been instrumental in enacting laws and voting in bills that brought us to this point, and not ONLY on the people that took advantage of the premeditated shameless collaborations of our legislature over the past decades, and most recently particularly during the Bush-Cheney administration.  

 

 

The OW protesters should be protesting our legislatures/Congress.

Originally Posted by Fine:
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agreeable comparsion.  I see where you are coming from.Ebony Rose

 





 

Wow....you find that agreeable? I did not comment on it because I thought it had no cause and effect merits. If that is the case what are you people with good incomes doing when there are people starving to death in parts of Africa? There is no unemployment benefits, no safety net from the government.....nothing. Why should you enjoy "comfort" when there are people in the world who are STARVING TO DEATH? How about that Juxtaposition? You see....everything is relative. Many of us on this forum are filthy rich compared to a child starving to death in some country without food, medicine, proper shelter, etc. You want to talk about the morality and humanity of it.....think about that. There are people in this world whose entire family have to survive off less than a dollar a day....how does your earnings compare to that? Of course you will say....THATS DIFFERENT...but is it really?

Your "filler paragraph" is off topic and makes no sense.
 
Duh ruh, I don't agree with the raise acquired by Phillipe Dauman, I agree with her choice of Phillipe Dauman to make the point of how those in 'white collar' jobs abuse their positions at the expense of their subordinates...!
 
What did you miss?
 
Originally Posted by Noah The African:
Originally Posted by Fine:
quote:

agreeable comparsion.  I see where you are coming from.Ebony Rose

 





 

Wow....you find that agreeable? I did not comment on it because I thought it had no cause and effect merits. If that is the case what are you people with good incomes doing when there are people starving to death in parts of Africa? There is no unemployment benefits, no safety net from the government.....nothing. Why should you enjoy "comfort" when there are people in the world who are STARVING TO DEATH? How about that Juxtaposition? You see....everything is relative. Many of us on this forum are filthy rich compared to a child starving to death in some country without food, medicine, proper shelter, etc. You want to talk about the morality and humanity of it.....think about that. There are people in this world whose entire family have to survive off less than a dollar a day....how does your earnings compare to that? Of course you will say....THATS DIFFERENT...but is it really?

Fine,

 

What details do you know about his performance to disagree with his raise? The truth of the matter is that he was given stock options. Do you remember during the DOT COM era that workers and excecutives at these DOT COM companies were compensated mostly by stock options....which made them look rich on paper until the DOT COM crash whiped them out.

 

The stock market is not REAL money its not money until you sell it for hard cash. Furthermore, its kind of disengenous because income repeats annually. STock Options do not. In other words, next year his income will fall by 50 million because being given those stock options was a one time payment. He is not going to get another 50 million in stocks each year, along with his base salary. Thus, next year his income will only be 14 million. If he is with the company the next 10 years with the same amount of stock....then each year it reduces the actual value of the increase. At the end of 10 years it would amount to a 5 million dollar yearly increase....but that would depend upon the value of the stock relative to the rate of inflation over the period....assuming that the market does not crash.

30 companies paid 'less than zero' taxes in recent years

General Electric made big waves earlier in the year when The New York Times reported that the company paid no taxes in the U.S. in 2010, and in fact claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

 

How could a company that made $14.2 billion in profits worldwide avoid paying taxes? G.E. wasn’t the only one, according to a new report released on Thursday by the Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The two advocacy groups, which could be fairly described as left-leaning, claim that among the 280 most profitable U.S. companies, 30 of them paid “less than zero” in taxes in the last three years, and 78 of the companies didn’t pay any federal income tax in at least one of the last three years.

 

The report comes as a bipartisan committee of six Republicans and six Democrats struggles to reach an agreement over how to cut the U.S. budget deficit. The so-called "supercommittee" has to come up with a deal by Nov. 23 to save at least $1.2 trillion over 10 years, or risk tripping automatic budget cuts that would slice deeply into spending for defense and for domestic prorgams. So far, the panel remains divided over the issue of whether to raise taxes; Democrats insist on raising revenues and Republicans are against any increases.  

 

While the statutory tax rate for corporations in the U.S. is 35 percent, the report says companies use legal tax loopholes and move business offshore to evade taxes. As a result, the average tax rate for all 280 companies was 18.5 percent over the last three years. Only 71 of the 280 companies, or about 25 percent, paid more than 30 percent in taxes over the three years, with an average tax rate of 32.3 percent.

 

Power company Pepco Holdings apparently had the lowest tax rate, at negative 57.6 percent. The report said some companies came up with so many tax breaks that their taxes were in effect "negative," and they even received tax rebate checks from the U.S. Treasury. It explained that "negative tax rates" mean that the company made more after taxes than before taxes.

 

Wells Fargo received the most in tax subsidies among all 280 companies, raking in nearly $18 billion in tax breaks in the last three years. All 280 companies took in a combined $222.7 billion in tax subsidies over the last three years.

 

With respect to industry, the report found that industrial machinery companies had the lowest effective tax rate within the last three years, with an average federal income tax rate of negative 13.5 percent. And 16.8 percent of all federal tax subsidies went to financial services, the largest share of any industry; financial services, along with utilities, telecom and oil and gas were the four industries that received more than half of the corporate tax subsidies.

 

“This is not an ‘anti-business’ report,” the authors of the study wrote. “On the contrary, we, like most Americans, want our businesses to do well…. But we also need a much better balance when it comes to taxes. Just as workers pay their fair share of taxes on their earnings, so should successful businesses pay their fair share on their success.

 

"But today corporate tax loopholes are so out of control that most Americans can rightfully complain, ‘I pay more federal income taxes than General Electric, Boeing, DuPont, Wells Fargo, Verizon, etc., etc., all put together.’”

 

 

Here is a list of companies we've confirmed are "Exporting America." These are U.S. companies either sending American jobs overseas, or choosing to employ cheap overseas labor, instead of American workers. 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

3Com
3M 

A
Aalfs Manufacturing
Aavid Thermal Technologies
ABC-NACO
Accenture 
Access Electronics 
Accuride Corporation
Accuride International
Adaptec
ADC
Adobe Systems
Advanced Energy Industries
Aetna
Affiliated Computer Services
AFS Technologies 
A.G. Edwards 
Agere Systems
Agilent Technologies
AIG
Alamo Rent A Car
Albany International Corp.
Albertson's
Alcoa
Alcoa Fujikura
Allen Systems Group
Alliance Semiconductor
Allstate 
Alpha Thought Global
Altria Group
Amazon.com
AMD
Americ Disc
American Dawn 
American Express 
American Greetings 
American Household 
American Management Systems
American Standard
American Uniform Company
AMETEK
AMI DODUCO
Amloid Corporation
Amphenol Corporation
Analog Devices 
Anchor Glass Container
ANDA Networks
Anderson Electrical Products 
Andrew Corporation
Anheuser-Busch
Angelica Corporation
Ansell Health Care 
Ansell Protective Products
Anvil Knitwear
AOL
A.O. Smith 
Apple
Applied Materials
Ark-Les Corporation
Arlee Home Fashions
Art Leather Manufacturing
Artex International
ArvinMeritor
Asco Power Technologies 
Ashland
AstenJohnson
Asyst Technologies
Atchison Products, Inc.
A.T. Cross Company
AT&T
AT&T Wireless
A.T. Kearney
Augusta Sportswear
Authentic Fitness Corporation
Automatic Data Processing 
Avanade
Avanex
Avaya 
Avery Dennison
Azima Healthcare Services 
Axiohm Transaction Solutions 

B
Bank of America 
Bank of New York
Bank One
Bard Access Systems 
Barnes Group
Barth & Dreyfuss of California
Bassett Furniture
Bassler Electric Company
BBi Enterprises L.P.
Beacon Blankets
BearingPoint
Bear Stearns
BEA Systems
Bechtel
Becton Dickinson
BellSouth
Bentley Systems
Berdon LLP
Berne Apparel
Bernhardt Furniture
Best Buy
Bestt Liebco Corporation
Beverly Enterprises
Birdair, Inc.
BISSELL 
Black & Decker
Blauer Manufacturing
Blue Cast Denim
Bobs Candies
Borden Chemical
Bourns
Bose Corporation
Bowater
BMC Software
Boeing
Braden Manufacturing
Briggs Industries
Brady Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol Tank & Welding Co.
Brocade
Brooks Automation 
Brown Wooten Mills Inc.
Buck Forkardt, Inc.
Bumble Bee
Burle Industries
Burlington House Home Fashions
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway

C
Cadence Design Systems
Camfil Farr
Candle Corporation 
Cains Pickles
Capital One
Cardinal Brands
Carrier 
Carter's
Caterpillar
C-COR.net
C&D Technologies
Cellpoint Systems
Cendant
Centis, Inc.
Cerner Corporation
Charles Schwab
ChevronTexaco
The Cherry Corporation 
CIBER
Ciena
Cigna
Circuit City
Cirrus Logic
Cisco Systems
Citigroup 
Clear Pine Mouldings
Clorox
CNA 
Coastcast Corp. 
Coca-Cola
Cognizant Technology Solutions 
Collins & Aikman
Collis, Inc.
Columbia House
Comcast Holdings
Comdial Corporation
Computer Associates
Computer Horizons 
Computer Sciences Corporation
CompuServe
Concise Fabricators
Conectl Corporation
Conseco
Consolidated Metro
Continental Airlines
Convergys
Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Cooper Tire & Rubber
Cooper Tools
Cooper Wiring Devices
Copperweld
Cordis Corporation 
Corning
Corning Cable Systems
Corning Frequency Control 
Countrywide Financial 
COVAD Communications
Covansys
Creo Americas
Cross Creek Apparel
Crouzet Corporation
Crown Holdings
CSX
Cummins
Cutler-Hammer
Cypress Semiconductor 

D
Dana Corporation
Daniel Woodhead
Davis Wire Corp.
Daws Manufacturing
Dayton Superior
DeCrane Aircraft
Delco Remy
Dell Computer
DeLong Sportswear 
Delphi
Delta Air Lines
Delta Apparel
Direct TV
Discover
DJ Orthopedics
Document Sciences Corporation
Dometic Corp.
Donaldson Company 
Douglas Furniture of California
Dow Chemical 
Dresser
Dun & Bradstreet
DuPont 

E
Earthlink
Eastman Kodak
Eaton Corporation
Edco, Inc.
Editorial America
eFunds
Edscha
Ehlert Tool Company
Elbeco Inc.
Electroglas
Electronic Data Systems
Electronics for Imaging
Electro Technology 
Eli Lilly 
Elmer's Products
E-Loan 
EMC
Emerson Electric 
Emerson Power Transmission
Emglo Products
Engel Machinery
En Pointe Technologies
Equifax
Ernst & Young 
Essilor of America
Ethan Allen
Evenflo
Evergreen Wholesale Florist
Evolving Systems
Evy of California
Expedia
Extrasport
ExxonMobil

F
Fairfield Manufacturing
Fair Isaac
Fansteel Inc. 
Farley's & Sathers Candy Co.
Fasco Industries
Fawn Industries
Fayette Cotton Mill 
FCI USA
Fedders Corporation
Federal Mogul 
Federated Department Stores
Fellowes
Fender Musical Instruments
Fidelity Investments
Financial Techologies International 
Findlay Industries 
First American Title Insurance
First Data 
First Index 
Fisher Hamilton 
Flowserve
Fluor 
FMC Corporation
Fontaine International
Ford Motor
Foster Wheeler 
Franklin Mint
Franklin Templeton
Freeborders
Frito Lay
Fruit of the Loom 

G
Garan Manufacturing
Gateway
GE Capital
GE Medical Systems
Gemtron Corporation
General Binding Corporation
General Cable Corp.
General Electric
General Motors
Generation 2 Worldwide
Genesco
Georgia-Pacific 
Gerber Childrenswear 
GlobespanVirata
Goldman Sachs
Gold Toe Brands 
Goodrich
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Google
Graphic Controls
Greenpoint Mortgage
Greenwood Mills
Grote Industries
Grove U.S. LLC
Guardian Life Insurance
Guilford Mills
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

H
Haggar
Halliburton
Hamilton Beach/Procter-Silex
The Hartford Financial Services Group
Harper-Wyman Company
Hasbro Manufacturing Services
Hawk Corporation 
Hawker Power Systems, Inc.
Haworth
Headstrong
HealthAxis
Hedstrom
Hein-Werner Corp.
Helen of Troy
Helsapenn Inc. 
Hershey
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett-Packard 
Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
Hoffman/New Yorker
The Holmes Group
Home Depot
Honeywell
HSN 
Hubbell Inc. 
Humana
Hunter Sadler
Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc
HyperTech Solutions 

I
IBM 
iGate Corporation
Illinois Tool Works
IMI Cornelius
Imperial Home Decor Group 
Indiana Knitwear Corp.
IndyMac Bancorp
Infogain
Ingersoll-Rand
Innodata Isogen
Innova Solutions
Insilco Technologies
Intel 
InterMetro Industries
International Paper
Interroll Corporation
Intuit
Invacare
Iris Graphics, Inc.
Isola Laminate Systems 
Iteris Holdings, Inc.
ITT Educational Services
ITT Industries 

J
Jabil Circuit
Jacobs Engineering
Jacuzzi
Jakel, Inc.
JanSport
Jantzen Inc.
JDS Uniphase
Jockey International 
John Crane
John Deere
Johns Manville
Johnson Controls
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
J.R. Simplot 
Juniper Networks
Justin Brands

K
KANA Software
Kaiser Permanente
Kanbay
Kayby Mills of North Carolina
Keane
Kellogg
Kellwood
KEMET
KEMET Electronics
Kendall Healthcare
Kenexa
Kentucky Apparel
Kerr-McGee Chemical
KeyCorp
Key Industries
Key Safety Systems
Key Tronic Corp.
Kimberly-Clark
KLA-Tencor
Knight Textile Corp.
Kojo Worldwide Corporation
Kraft Foods
K2 Inc.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 
Kwikset

L
Lancer Partnership
Lander Company
LaCrosse Footwear
Lamb Technicon
Lau Industries
Lands' End
Lawson Software 
Layne Christensen
Leach International
Lear Corporation
Leech Tool & Die Works
Lehman Brothers
Leoni Wiring Systems
Levi Strauss
Leviton Manufacturing Co.
Lexmark International
Lexstar Technologies
Liebert Corporation
Lifescan
Lillian Vernon
Linksys
Linq Industrial Fabrics, Inc.
Lionbridge Technologies
Lionel
Littelfuse
LiveBridge
LNP Engineering Plastics
Lockheed Martin
Longaberger
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Louisville Ladder Group LLC
Lowe's
Lucent
Lund International
Lyall Alabama

M
Madill Corporation
Magma Design Automation
Magnequench
Magnetek
Maidenform
Mallinckrodt, Inc. 
The Manitowoc Company
Manugistics
Marathon Oil 
Maritz
Mars
Marshall Fields 
Mattel
Master Lock
Materials Processing, Inc.
Maxim Integrated Products
Maxi Switch
Maxxim Medical
Maytag
McDATA Corporation
McKinsey & Company
MeadWestvaco
Mediacopy
Medtronic
Mellon Bank
Mentor Graphics Corp.
Meridian Automotive Systems
Merit Abrasive Products
Merrill Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Metasolv
MetLife
Micro Motion, Inc.
Microsoft
Midcom Inc.
Midwest Electric Products 
Milacron
Modern Plastics Technics
Modine Manufacturing
Moen
Money's Foods Us Inc.
Monona Wire Corp.
Monsanto 
Morgan Stanley
Motion Control Industries
Motor Coach Industries International
Motorola
Mrs. Allison's Cookie Co.
Mulox

N
Nabco
Nabisco
NACCO Industries
National City Corporation
National Electric Carbon Products
National Life
National Semiconductor 
NCR Corporation
neoIT
NETGEAR
Network Associates
Newell Rubbermaid
Newell Window Furnishings
New World Pasta
New York Life Insurance
Nice Ball Bearings 
Nike
Nordstrom
Northrop Grumman
Northwest Airlines
Nu Gro Technologies
Nu-kote International
NutraMax Products
Nypro Alabama

O
O'Bryan Brothers Inc. 
Ocwen Financial
Office Depot
Ogden Manufacturing
Oglevee, Ltd
Ohio Art 
Ohmite Manufacturing Co. 
Old Forge Lamp & Shade
Omniglow Corporation
ON Semiconductor
Orbitz
Oracle
OshKosh B'Gosh
Otis Elevator
Outsource Partners International
Owens-Brigam Medical Co.
Owens Corning
Oxford Automotive
Oxford Industries

P
Pacific Precision Metals
Pak-Mor Manufacturing
palmOne
Parallax Power Components
Paramount Apparel
Parker-Hannifin 
Parsons E&C
Paxar Corporation
Pearson Digital Learning
Peavey Electronics CorporationÊÊ
PeopleSoft 
PepsiCo
Pericom Semiconductor
PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer Life Sciences, Inc.
Perot Systems
Pfaltzgraff
Pfizer 
Phillips-Van Heusen
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation 
Pitney Bowes
Plaid Clothing Company
Planar Systems
Plexus 
Pliant Corporation 
PL Industries
Polaroid
Polymer Sealing Solutions 
Portal Software
Portex, Inc.
Portola Packaging 
Port Townsend Paper Corp.
Power One
Pratt & Whitney
Price Pfister
priceline.com
Pridecraft Enterprises 
Prime Tanning
Primus Telecom
Procter & Gamble 
Progress Lighting 
ProQuest
Providian Financial
Prudential Insurance

Q
Quaker Oats
Quadion Corporation
Quantegy
Quark
Qwest Communications

R
Radio Flyer
Radio Shack
Rainbow Technologies
Rawlings Sporting Goods
Rayovac
Raytheon Aircraft
RCG Information Technology
Red Kap
Regal-Beloit Corporation
Regal Rugs
Respiratory Support Products
Regence Group
R.G. Barry Corp.
Rich Products
River Holding Corp.
Robert Mitchell Co., Inc.
Rockwell Automations
Rockwell Collins
Rogers
Rohm & Haas
Ropak Northwest
RR Donnelley & Sons
Rugged Sportswear
Russell Corporation

S
S1 Corporation
S & B Engineers and Constructors
Sabre
Safeway
SAIC
Sallie Mae
Samsonite
Samuel-Whittar, Inc.
Sanford
Sanmina-SCI
Sapient
Sara Lee
Saturn Electronics & Engineering
SBC Communications
Schumacher Electric
Scientific Atlanta
Seal Glove Manufacturing
Seco Manufacturing Co.
SEI Investments
Sequa Corporation
Seton Company
Sheldahl Inc.
Shipping Systems, Inc.
Siebel Systems
Sierra Atlantic
Sights Denim Systems, Inc.
Signal Transformer 
Signet Armorlite, Inc
Sikorsky
Silicon Graphics 
Simula Automotive SafetyÊ
SITEL
Skyworks Solutions
SMC Networks
SML Labels
SNC Manufacturing CompanyÊ
SoftBrands
Sola Optical USA 
Solectron
Sonoco Products Co.
Southwire Company
Sovereign Bancorp
Spectrum Control 
Spicer Driveshaft Manufacturing
Springs Industries
Springs Window Fashions
Sprint
Sprint PCS
SPX Corporation
Square D
Standard Textile Co.
Stanley Furniture 
Stanley Works
Stant Manufacturing
Starkist Seafood
State Farm Insurance
State Street
Steelcase
StorageTek
StrategicPoint Investment Advisors 
Strattec Security Corp.
STS Apparel Corporation
Summitville Tiles
Sun Microsystems 
Sunrise Medical
SunTrust Banks
Superior Uniform Group
Supra Telecom
Sure Fit
SurePrep
The Sutherland Group
Sweetheart Cup Co.
Swift Denim
Sykes Enterprises
Symbol Technologies
Synopsys
Synygy

T
Takata Retraint Systems
Target
Teccor Electronics 
Techalloy Company, Inc.
Technotrim
Tecumseh
Tee Jays Manufacturing
Telcordia
Telect
Teleflex
TeleTech
Telex Communications
Tellabs
Tenneco Automotive
Teradyne
Texaco Exploration and Production
Texas Instruments
Textron
Thermal Industries
Therm-O-Disc, Inc.
Thomas & Betts
Thomasville Furniture
Thomas Saginaw Ball Screw Co.
Three G's Manufacturing Co.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Time Warner
Tingley Rubber Corp.
The Timken Company
The Toro Company
Tomlinson Industries
Tower Automotive
Toys "R" Us 
Trailmobile Trailer 
Trans-Apparel Group 
TransPro, Inc.
Trans Union 
Travelocity
Trek Bicycle Corporation
Trend Technologies
TriMas Corp.
Trinity Industries
Triquint Semiconductor 
TriVision Partners 
Tropical Sportswear 
TRW Automotive
Tumbleweed Communications
Tupperware
Tyco Electronics
Tyco International

U
UCAR Carbon Company
Underwriters Laboratories
UniFirst Corporation
Union Pacific Railroad
Unison Industries
Unisys
United Airlines
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
United Online
United Plastics Group
United States Ceramic Tile
United Technologies 
Universal Lighting Technologies
USAA

V
Valence Technology 
Valeo Climate Control 
VA Software
Velvac
Vertiflex Products
Veritas
Verizon 
VF Corporation 
Viasystems
Vishay
Visteon
VITAL Sourcing 

W
Wabash Alloys, L.L.C.
Wabash Technologies
Wachovia Bank
Walgreens
Walls Industries
Warnaco
Washington Group International
Washington Mutual
WebEx
WellChoice
Wellman Thermal Systems
Walls Industries
Werner Co.
West Corporation
Weavexx
Weiser Lock
West Point Stevens
Weyerhaeuser
Whirlpool
White Rodgers
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company
Winpak Films 
Wolverine World Wide
Woodstock Wire Works
WorldCom
World Kitchen
Wyeth
Wyman-Gordon Forgings 

X
Xerox
Xpectra Incorporated
Xpitax 

Y
Yahoo!
Yarway Corporation
York International 

Z
Zenith
ZettaWorks

 

 

 

Whirlpool took $19 million in stimulus money…Now closing, moving to Mexico

<small>By cpmondello</small>

FROM: American Rights at Work E-Activist Alerts:

Whirlpool is closing a refrigerator manufacturing plant in Evansville, Indiana, putting more than 1,100 people out of work.

Even worse, Whirlpool will continue to produce these refrigerators, but not in Evansville and not anywhere else in America.

They are planning to manufacture them in Mexico, where weaker labor and environmental laws make them “cheaper” for Whirlpool to produce.

This is outrageous and unacceptable, especially in light of Whirlpool’s profitability and the $19 million in stimulus money Whirlpool recently received from the federal government. Tell Whirlpool: Those are OUR economic recovery funds, not Mexico’s!

We’re outraged. So we’re joining with our friends from the AFL-CIO to protest Whirlpool’s decisions and demand good jobs in America. Next Friday in Evansville, local workers, labor leaders, and AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka will personally deliver a petition to Whirlpool. Can you add your name?

Sign the petition to Whirlpool: Keep it made in America and save our jobs!

Too many people have lost their jobs. Too many jobs have been sent overseas. Enough is enough! Whirlpool’s management can’t take our money, shut down our factories, lay off our workers, and kill our American Dream. Together we’re going to deliver a loud and clear message to Whirlpool: keep it made in America and save our jobs.

Sign the petition today:http://action.americanrightsat...pool_made_in_america 

Together we will fight against corporate greed and for good jobs. Together we will rebuild the American economy, because everyone deserves a good job NOW!

Thanks for all you do to defend workers’ rights.

Sincerely, Manny, Liz, Elizabeth B. and the American Rights at Work team

P.S. We need to make sure as many of America’s workers know what Whirlpool is planning, as soon as possible. Once you’ve taken action, be sure to forward this message to all your friends and family right away, and ask them to take action too!

Two Oakland Protesters Are Run Down And Police Let The Driver Go


Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez | Nov. 3, 2011, 7:38 AM |

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Oakland Driver

Mercedes with coffee from protesters on the roof



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Oakland is in turmoil and as we parse apart this morning's reports, this story is at at the top of the heap.

 

Eyewitnesses on the ground report that the man in this picture drove his Mercedes into protesters after becoming frustrated by the delay the crowd was causing at an intersection.

Two people were struck and one dragged 30 feet. Reports are coming in that one of those injured has been critically hurt.

Witnesses say that once the car

Oakland Protester

One of the two men struck by the Mercedes

Image: Pythagoreanism

struck the protesters it attempted to speed up and drive through the central group of people but was unable to do so and stopped.

 

Surrounded by the angry crowd, who dumped coffee on the car and flagged down police, the man attempted to switch places with his woman passenger, but switched back when police arrived.

After briefly speaking to the couple, the police let them go without addressing the crowd. The crowd was stunned and comments that the Mercedes occupants were both white and the people struck both black are being made now.

We will update this story as confirmed reports come in.

Someone claiming to be on the ground when the incident happened Tweeted this to us: "They deserved to be run down. Were you there? They scared the hell out of those people. Pounded on hood."



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