USA: Executives at financial firms bailed out by the government received on average $13.8 million in compensation last year, according to a study of bank earning statements released last week: here.
According to a much publicized study by University of California-Berkeley economist Emanuel Saez, the income gap in the USA between the rich and poor is at its greatest level since 1917: here.
As California’s economy plunges, state employees are feeling the devastating effects of furloughs: here.
US workers on Labor Day now: here.
USA: Out of Work, Too Down to Search On, and Uncounted: here.
Recent strikes and occupations in Ireland have involved dockers at Dublin ports, medical workers in County Tipperary, Health Services Executive employees and workers at Coca Cola: here.
Britain: It’s the poor who are paying for this rich man’s recession. That was already evident from the growing dole queues, the huge sums thrown at bankers and the threats to cut public services: here.
People in the most deprived areas of Britain can expect to live up to 23 years less than rich counterparts, according to a damning report released: here.