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Workers vs. Employers: Battles of Arrogance

After reading a story about a planned protest among Walmart employees on Black Friday, I scanned the comments and noticed an interesting jab: someone attacked someone else for speaking out against the workers’ plans with this interesting take: “Another moron who thinks that corporations should own you and have 100...

We Need a Bill to Ban Bonuses

I read the other day that a media company with which I used to be associated paid its CEO almost $10 million last year, including a cash bonus of $1.25 million. The same company’s COO received a salary of $8.2 million, more than double what she earned in 2009. Those...

Drainer or Charger?

Which are you? An Orlando TV news director reportedly issued an unusual homework assignment to his staff, according to Gawker, to prepare them for what an upcoming “newsroom summit:” he wants his employees to vote for both the “battery chargers,” those who are a positive influence in the newsroom and...