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Where a logging ban and local hopes collide

...critics of the Gravina sale, and national forest timber sales in general, question the benefits of such subsidies to average workers and regional economies. "They're willing to spend almost any amount of money to save a dying industry," said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090901/Ins_insideloggingban.shtml
Inside
My Turn: UA executives can change the system

...Average Joe worker. Today, this has skyrocketed to the point where top CEOs are earning upwards of 400 times what an average worker receives.Now, I realize comparing top CEOs and top educational institution administrators is quite a stretch - but...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-28/my-turn-ua-executives-can-change-syst
Opinion
Study: Juneau cost of living high, growing

...geographic differential by looking at how much each community cost based on a "market basket" of different expenses an average worker was likely to have. A few expenses were lower in Juneau. Fruits and vegetables were 4 percent less than Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050509/loc_436594586.shtml
Minimum wage stuck in the 1950s

...the nearly $10 value it had in 1968, it would have put upward pressure - rather than downward pressure - on the average worker wage. The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, which I advise, is calling for a minimum wage of $10 in 2010...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072409/opi_469069583.shtml
National prosperity isn't possible without structural rebalancing

...the riskiness of the financial sector such as the Glass-Steagall Act were repealed. Our nation got richer, but average workers didn't. Instead, Americans lost their jobs as capital moved to places like Cambodia, where apparel workers for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020110/opi_557505318.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Shareholders strike blow against 'obscene' CEO pay

...limit? Year after year, corporate boards have been paying CEOs at greater and greater multiples of the pay of the average worker, and shareholders have done nothing about it.In 2010 Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-26/outside-editorial-shareholders-strike
Opinion
Alaska's tax burden

...laboring to square government's personal tab. In general, Tax Freedom Day, the calendar date representing the average worker's tax payoff, has been slipping. At the turn of the century, Americans, on average, earned enough by Jan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052201/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
Doctors team up against bottom-line patient care

...action really shows is that if you treat doctors like widget-makers - even very well-paid ones, compared to the average worker - they'll respond by forming a widget-makers union. And what about patients who are treated like assembly line...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062899/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...action really shows is that if you treat doctors like widget-makers - even very well-paid ones, compared to the average worker - they'll respond by forming a widget-makers union. And what about patients who are treated like assembly line...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062899/Ope_edit.shtml
My turn: A response to Kreitzer's data on state employees

...important issues at The McDowell Group surveyed workers at the Department of Environmental Conservation in 2006. The "average" worker had worked for ADEC 7.6 years, but 43 percent of the workers had worked for less than five years and 31 percent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101507/opi_20071015002.shtml
Opinion

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