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VIDEO: Long-term Impact of Conservative Attack on Workers

April 07, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

"Workers' rights are human rights..." "This is what democracy looks like..." Those were some of many chants heard near the Minnesota Capitol during this week's We Are One rally against conservative legislative attacks on workers.

Minnesota 2020 talked to Professor John Remington of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management about current anti-worker policy proposals' short- and long-term impacts.


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  • Dan C says:

    April 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    If there are to be attacks on wages and benefits, it should have occurred at the CEO and corporate management level.  They earned way too much foir what they do.  They have already demonstrated a total inability to be accountable.  A company prospers means an increase in executive pay, a company loss or failuremeans more executive pay.  People get laid off fromaa company, an executive gets and increase in pay, they hire and the executive gets and increase in pay.  An executive frequently golfs and uses the company jet for personal business, the executive gets and increase in pay.

    See a pattern here?  Coprporate executives never lose.  They suffer no consequences for idiotic business decisions.  Executives needs a gross cut in pay and many need to be laid off.  They don’t earn what they receive.  People must remember that corporate executive are just employees as well.