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July 25, 1937:  Fifteen “living dead women” testify before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.
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Teamsters Praise SEC for Proposed Rule on CEO Pay
Posted On: Sep 19, 2013
Sept. 19, 2013 | ECONOMIC INEQUALITY | The Union today applauded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement of a new proposed rule requiring corporations to disclose the ratio between chief executive and worker pay…."CEO pay keeps going up and worker pay keeps going down," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "This is a dirty secret that corporate CEOs don't want exposed, and the SEC did the right thing by proposing this rule." Full IBT statement here. Related: Ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay rose from 195-to-1 in 1993 to 354-to-1. Full story here.
 
 
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