How bailout packages that protect working people and fight corporate greed should look:


Firms that receive taxpayer dollars…

  • MUST NOT be permitted to lay off workers, or to outsource or offshore work.
  • MUST NOT be permitted to cut workers’ pay or benefits, or to reopen union contracts.
  • SHOULD respect workers’ rights and must be required to remain neutral in any union organizing effort.
  • SHOULD include workers on corporate boards.
  • SHOULD limit CEO compensation.
  • SHOULD be prohibited from stock buybacks.


— Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas, EPI
Economic Policy Institute