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by Ellyn Fortino
Mon Aug 5, 2013

Unions Demand Answers Over Civic Committee’s Talks To Downgrade Illinois’ Bond Rating (VIDEO) (UPDATED)

A myriad of questions continue to surround a video that recently surfaced in which the president of a powerful club of Illinois business leaders said some of the group’s members had actively worked to talk down the state’s bond rating in order to drive up public pressure for pension reform. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the issue.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Apr 16, 2013

AFL-CIO Launches Updated PayWatch Webpage Tracking U.S. CEO Earnings

The AFL-CIO launched its updated and expanded Executive PayWatch webpage Monday, which tracks CEO pay of some of the largest U.S. companies and highlights the country’s growing wealth inequality.

The site’s new data shows that American business executives continued to do very well for themselves last year, while average workers struggled to make ends meet, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

“These CEOs really should be ashamed for trying to balance the budget on the backs of American working people, while at the same time demanding corporate tax cuts for overseas profits,” Trumka said on a conference call with reporters.