by Steely Beast on 23/04/12 at 8:43 pm
Washington, DC – (SatireWorld.com)
In a recent email to union “e-Activists,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka encourages union members to visit the Executive PayWatch online site, calling it “your one-stop shop for the most recent information on out-of-control CEO pay and what you can do to stop it.”
Trying to stir union members into protesting the disparity between the wages of CEO’s and the worker’s they manage, Trumka’s email said, “Runaway CEO pay isn’t just bad for our economy, it’s bad for the morale of working families, too.”
As President of the union, Trumka makes over eight times as much as the average American worker plus he gets fee benefits and has visited the Oval Office on at least 70 occasions since Obama took office.
In 2011, Trumka earned $293,750 which officially makes him a one-percenter….Gee, imagine that! Trumka defended his enourmous salary by saying he gets alot of overtime.
According to the recent email from Trumka’s desk, the average American worker makes about $34,000 a year.
Trumka ended his email with a call to action: “America can continue with failed policies that offer increasing rewards to corporate profiteers who cut jobs and load up their own pockets…like Mitt Romney did when he was at Bain Capital…or we can work together to make our economy work for everyone. A simple place to start is getting CEO pay under control.”
Union dues will probably rise now.