Sacrificing the middle class so the suits get to keep their country club memberships:
For years, Mee Lin Youk could calculate her professional worth to the penny: $21 an hour, plus perks like free flights and health insurance to soothe the pain from loading planes for American Airlines at Philadelphia International Airport.
Nothing has changed about the fleet service clerk’s physically taxing job except the pay: An outsourcing firm is now offering just $8.50 an hour with no benefits, if Youk and her coworkers decide to reapply.
Do the math: They are “offering” a 60% pay cut.
Trickle Tinkle on economics at work.