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View Diary: This week in the War on Workers: Judge lets coal company dump retiree health benefits (73 comments)

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  •  One thing missing (5+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, patbahn, T Maysle, 417els, Odysseus

    IMO , to the Coal Pension story , when I read about this happening , we never get to here of all the profits made by these companies over the years , and how they are now just ripping these workers off , publishing the amount of money taken from these pensions/medical benefits would really help make these snake oil salesmen look bad , when you just say " THE PENSIONS ARE ALL GONE " not many people can grasp what exactly was ripped off

    I am willing to do some leg work on this , if need be

    Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

    by Patango on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 11:46:35 AM PDT

    •  it's serious analysis (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, Patango

      but figure out how much of net earnings was from
      adjusted payments to the pension plan and benefit plan.

      hard part will be determining a baseline payment model
      which may be best modeled using a straightline model.

      try and figure if 1.5% or 2% straightline gives a
      pension  and then, take that percentage of payroll,
      vs what they actually paid.

      •  I was thinking of starting (1+ / 0-)
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        patbahn

        with just PROFITS MADE by the company it self over the years , I am not a numbers guy by any means , off the top of my head , just looking at what the lady made as income , then what she paid into the pension , and kind of go from there

        But I am willing to do it any way that might be suggested

        In my mind you can qualify workers as getting part of the profits when they have a pension / healthcare in their contract , which is mentioned in the diary speaking about litigation , yet another outrage  that is never spot lighted in workers rights , the fact that it takes years to settle these cases

        When you SPOT LIGHT profits over all , imo it exposes them as the rats they are , for leaving sick people on the side of the road while they stash their money with THE ROMNEY GANG , it is sick

        Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

        by Patango on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 09:02:22 PM PDT

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