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A major corporation is sharing profits with its workers? What sort of death spiral toward Stalin’s gulags does Chrysler want to put us on?
Aol reported Friday that, following a major turnaround since its government bailout four years ago, Chrysler planned to reward its workers with a share of profits. “There can be no more doubt that our comeback is real,” Chrysler CEO and Chairman Sergio Marchionne said in an email to workers, adding that the “credit for our turnaround is yours.” The automaker’s turnaround included a $1.7 billion profit, up from $183 million in 2011.
According to Chrysler’s current contract with the United Auto Workers, eligible union members should expect to receive a check of about $2,250. This is not the first time Marchionne has acted as an untypical CEO. In 2010 and 2011, following the bailout, he turned down both a salary and a bonus for two years in a row.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.