“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”
By using the power of the public purse, can we encourage federal contractors to be upstanding corporate citizens?
More than half of the country’s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.
“We should continue to call on policymakers to address the gaping corporate tax loopholes that make this kind of tax avoidance possible.”
"We need to take dramatic steps to address wealth inequality in this country and discouraging massive executive payouts is a good place to start."
“These companies are not going to give you everything out of the goodness of their hearts. They start sweating when they see you standing together.”
“We believe that big corporations that can afford to pay their executives million-dollar salaries every year can afford to pay their fair share in taxes to help us recover.”
Not surprisingly, a number of companies that do not have to pay the fines they agreed to are ones with deep ties to the Trump administration.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed this issue is the largest area of concern for the business community before reopening doors.