BIG LABOR DRAWING BIG PAYCHECKS …
According to government data compiled by reporter Jason Hart of Watchdog.org, the average compensation for a corporate CEO in America is $216,000 a year.
AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka made $322,131 last year – and he didn’t even rank among the top 100 highest-paid Big Labor bosses.
Gotta love how they work for the “little man,” right?
Roughly 14.6 million workers were unionized in 2014 – up modestly from 14.5 million in 2013. Of course the percentage of salaried workers belonging to a union declined from 11.3 to 11.1 percent.
As usual, government is keeping unions in business – with the percentage of public sector workers belonging to a union standing at 35.7 percent in 2014 (up from 35.3 percent the previous year). The private sector percentage? It slipped from 6.7 to 6.6 percent over the same time period.
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Unions (especially government unions) are cancers. Sort of like politicians at all levels of government who perpetuate their existence while at the same time doling out favors to heavily subsidized (usually unionized) corporations.
Playing both sides …