That Union Thing

Coalition of Immokalee Workers supporters held protests in front of supermarkets up and down the east coast. The CIW has successfully negotiated deals with many fast-food chains to raise the pay of tomato pickers, but supermarkets such as Publix have refused to even speak with the CIW.

According to the New York Times, salaries for CEOS at America's largest corporations rose twenty percent last year, and according to the Wall Street Journal, their bonuses also rose over thirty percent. The percent of income held by the wealthiest Americans is at a level not seen since the 1930's. According to CIA Factbook, America's family-income equality, the gap between the income levels of the richest and the poorest, ranks 97th in the world, behind such countries as China, India, Egypt, Nigeria, and Nicaragua.


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