“ Because my country — our country — means more than my money. ”

Charlie Fink, former AOL executive

 

When Corporations Say Employees Aren’t Employees

There are loopholes in the laws that allow employers to take advantage of their workers and avoid paying them or giving them benefits that they by rights are owed. As our economy changes in the face of automation, the gig economy, and new corporate employment schemes, we need to focus not just on how employees are treated, but on who counts as an employee at all.

Rich people are not the cause of a robust economy, they are the result of a robust economy. Ron Garret, Patriotic Millionaire and Angel Investor

 


Twitter

10 hours ago
In 10 years:
📈CEOs’ average pay increased by $5.2 million
📉Average worker’s pay increased by less than $10,000

U.S. inequality can be linked directly to corporations:
🔻Depressing incomes for average Americans
🤑Stuffing pockets of executives

#TaxCEOs
https://t.co/sRE53ojvRo
14 hours ago
FedEx
💸2017 tax bill $1.5 billion
💰2017 lobbying efforts $10 million
📉2018 tax bill $0

2018
Spent $240 million less, cap. investments
Spent $1.6 billion in stock buybacks (doubled since 2017)
Eliminated bonuses

Tell us again how cutting taxes benefits the average worker?
1 day ago
1/ It’s not just FedEx and Amazon. These companies paid $0 in federal taxes in 2018:

Activision Blizzard
AECOM Technology
Alaska Air Group
Ameren
American Electric Power
Aramark
Arrow Electronics
Arthur Gallagher
Atmos Energy
Avis Budget Group
Celanese
Chevron