Members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 789 injected a little humor into their demonstration Wednesday at Target headquarters by donning plastic pig noses. But their message was serious: Executives are bringing home a huge share of the bacon, while workers suffer. The action was one of hundreds across the nation in recent months that put the focus on excessive CEO compensation. In organizing drives and at shareholder meetings, unions are making the pay gap an increasingly visible issue.
An investigation by Workday Minnesota found wage theft is larger and more widespread than most people realize. Minnesotans are losing millions of dollars every year.