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So here we have billionaires and millionaires, a group of “free market capitalists” that tout meritocracy, conspiring and colluding to cripple wages for their workers.

That DOJ suit became the basis of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 100,000 tech employees whose wages were artificially lowered — an estimated $9 billion effectively stolen by the high-flying companies from their workers to pad company earnings

Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied attempts by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe to have the lawsuit tossed, and gave final approval for the class action suit to go forward.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/27/1272853/-Corporations-Caught-Colluding-to-Reduce-Worker-Wages#

8 thoughts on “Corporations Caught Colluding to Reduce Worker Wages

    • In a court of law, yes. That’s why whistleblower protections are so necessary. Then, there is the court of public opinion which must be served by a free and independent press. When corporations control government and the media, institutional corruption becomes impossible to stop.

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      • Labour power emerged out of large groups of people in industrial settings who could see how they were being exploited and could easily communicate with each other. Their leaders rose among them. In UK, Trade Union leadership appears to have been bought with 6-figure salaries and no longer represent the workers. The fear that men had that women in the workplace would dilute withstanding encroachment on pay and working conditions, appears to be true in general. And off-shoring jobs, which is returning the West to a pre-industrial society, ie feudal, well, the future looks grim. The power is all one-sided, with the checks subverted.

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