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Frontier Communications Corp. chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter received a 77 percent bump up in pay last year.
Wilderotter’s total 2010 compensation of $8.6 million was up from $4.8 million in 2009, a proxy statement filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows.
Augmenting $974,167 in Wilderotter’s base pay were a $750,000 bonus, stock awards worth $5.6 million and $1.2 million in incentive plan compensation. Frontier picked up the tab for $39,843 in legal expenses incurred in the negotiation of a restatement of Wilderotter’s employment contract, the filing shows.
Next most highly paid after Wilderotter were:
·• Chief Financial Officer Donald Shassian, whose 2010 compensation of $2.7 million was up 52 percent from a $1.8 million pay package in 2009;
·• Chief Operating Officer Daniel McCarthy, whose 2010 compensation of $2.2 million was up 90 percent from $1. 2 million in 2009;
·• Cecelia McKenney, executive vice president for human resources and call center operations, whose compensation of $1.6 million was up 72 percent from $952,434 in 2009; and
·• Peter Hayes, executive vice president commercial sales, whose $1.3 million 2010 pay package reflected a 23 percent bump up from $1.02 million in 2009.
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Ohio senator: GOP tries to take down unions, and so did Hitler and Stalin
By Jordan Fabian - 03/03/11 02:00 PM ET
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) took to the Senate floor Thursday to defend labor unions, saying that dictators like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin opposed them.
Brown said that unions have wrongly come under attack from Republicans and conservatives, who are pitting workers against one another in states like his, where governments are taking action on anti-union legislation. Though he said he was not making a direct comparison, Brown claimed that "some of the worst governments we've ever had" have opposed labor unions.
"As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we've ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trade unions," he said. "Hitler didn't want unions, Stalin didn't want unions. [Former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak didn't want independent unions."
Rhetoric over anti-union bills in Wisconsin and Ohio has reached a fever pitch, and politicians in Washington have adopted the cause to make political points.
Republican-backed bills in those states would limit public employees' ability to collectively bargain with the state. Supporters say that removing collective bargaining would make it easier to cut costs for states that are broke.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said this week that abolishing collective bargaining rights would be akin to reinstituting slavery. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said that collective bargaining has no place in representative government.
After Brown invoked Hitler and Stalin, he immediately said that he was not comparing Wisconsin to the Nazi and Soviet regimes.
"I'm not comparing what's happening to the workers in Wisconsin to Hitler and Stalin," he explained, "but I am saying that history is teaching us that unions are a very positive force in society that creates a middle class and protects our freedom."
Brown did repeatedly attack Republicans for going after unions.
"We've seen a real play on fear. They're trying to pit the private sector workers against the public-sector workers," he said. "That is the most base Karl Rove-type politics to turn working-class people one against another."