Rita Cotterly’s letter “Living Wage” on Feb. 27 certainly gives all of us something to think about.
I believe the next to last paragraph “Another Solution” really sums it up. A recent publication stated that most CEO’s now earn 40 times more than the lowest paid employee. If companies would reduce corporate profits, executive compensation and reduce shareholder returns they could probably pay all employees a “living wage.”
That’s not going to happen. It’s all about greed and profits and to heck with the hourly worker trying his/her best to make a living.
— Shirley Wiley,