Employee Compensation

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Vintage Vinyl's Lew Prince Shrugs Off White House Award; Prefers Minimum Wage Hike

    The co-owner of Vintage Vinyl was back in the nation's capital this week to receive a Champions of Change award from the White House. But if you think Lew Prince is flattered by the honor, think again. The real award, says Prince, will come once Congress raises the minimum wage.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    St. Louis Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike to Demand Living Wage

    Some people might be tired of hearing about them, but as long as they continue to get paid low wages, fast food workers say they'll keep protesting-- and on Thursday, their actions went global. Spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union, the largest fast food worker strike ever took p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Harris-Stowe State Teachers Become First University in Missouri to Unionize

    Faculty members at Harris-Stowe State University have voted to unionize, making the troubled school the first university in Missouri to do so. And fat bonuses to administrators, as well as big payoffs to "consultants," might be the reason it happened. The measure passed with 79 percent of the facul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Wash U. Chancellor Mark Wrighton Named 4th Highest Paid College President

    A new survey of private college president's pay by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Washington University's Mark Wrighton fourth highest-paid in the country. In 2010, the most recent year for which federal tax records were available, Wrighton took home $2,268,837. Since many recent Wash U g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Mary Junck, Stackin' Up that Paper

    Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Defers Pension Payments to Employees

    Post-Dispatch employees enrolled in the Pulitzer pension plan received letters this weekend notifying them that Lee Enterprises chose to exercise an election that allowed the company to defer paying into the plan for all of 2011. So Lee deferred making payments to employee pensions for 2011, but gav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Three Washington Strawberry Farms Busted for Child Labor Violations

    Wikimedia CommonsStrawberries tended by a person of legal working age. ​E. coli isn't the only problem plaguing strawberry farms in the Pacific Northwest. Last week three Washington State strawberry farms were fined for employing children as young as six years old to work in their fields. Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Francine Katz, Anheuser-Busch Exec Alleging Discrimination, Wins Again

    Francine Katz: Former Anheuser-Busch exec wins another round against her former employer.​Francine Katz, who served as a vice president at Anheuser-Busch before resigning her position and filing a lawsuit alleging the company encouraged a "frat party" atmosphere and discriminated against female em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    The Chefs Get Richer and the Clientele Get Fatter

    Has it been a year? Already? Yes, once again, as it has been since 1957, July is National Hot Dog Month! According to National Hot Dog & Sausage Council president and self-described "Queen of Wien" Janet Riley., "On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Former Webster University President in Millionaire Academics Club, Sort Of

    The New York Times reported yesterday that salaries among college presidents rose 5.5 percent in 2007-08 fiscal year. (Hold your rage, for now; they stopped calculating before the beginning of the Great Recession.)  The median compensation for a college president is $627,750, but naturally, som ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2007

    Field of Screams

    UMSL baseball coach Jim Brady's fevered battle with university officials has gone to extra innings.

  • News

    August 24, 2005

    Unfinished Symphony

    The arrival of a brilliant conductor was drowned out by labor discord. Now the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins a new season -- with some strings attached.

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    Hell to Pay

    St. Louis' Catholic schoolteachers are ready to rap some knuckles

  • News

    January 15, 2003

    More Please, Sir

    Posties want a raise -- a big one

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    In the Line of Fire

    An Olivette firefighter becomes the target of the city manager

  • Culture

    December 19, 2001

    If We Make It Through December

    The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle

  • News

    December 19, 2001

    News Clipped

    KMOX radio finds talk is cheap and news isn't

  • News

    March 28, 2001


    Week of March 28, 2001

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    Prescription for Resignation

    Upset over a new pay policy, docs are checking out of St. Louis University Hospital

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Daycare

    Clayton Child Center

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Gigs -- and Gigabytes -- for Grads

    The job market for information-technology grads is hot, but you'd better hone your people skills as well if you want to be really cool

  • News

    January 6, 1999