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Take Action: Stop Executive Excess!

CEOs of the 50 firms that have laid off the most workers since the onset of the economic crisis took home 42 percent more pay in 2009 than their peers at S&P 500 firms.

At a time when we should be pulling together to strengthen our shared economic futures, CEOs should not be rewarded for slashing jobs.

Learn More > Read Executive Excess 2010


Act Now

Find a layoff-leading CEO below: you can write a post on your Facebook wall, send a tweet to your followers, and tell your friends that you won't stand for injustice. Together we can shame to these companies and stop executive excess.

Randall Stephenson
Company: AT&T
Pay: $20.2m
Layoffs: 12,300

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Michael T Duke
Company: Wal-Mart
Pay: $19.2m
Layoffs: 13,350

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Ivan Seidenberg
Company: Verizon
Pay: $17.4m
Layoffs: 21,308

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William C Weldon
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Pay: $25.5m
Layoffs: 8,900

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Jeffrey B Kindler
Company: Pfizer
Pay: $13.6m
Layoffs: 19,872

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Samuel J Palmisano
Company: IBM
Pay: $21.1m
Layoffs: 7,800

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Mark V Hurd (resigned 8/7/10)
Company: HP
Pay: $24.2m
Layoffs:6,400

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Dan Hesse
Company: Sprint Nextel
Pay: $12.3m
Layoffs: 10,250

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Richard Clark
Company: Merck
Pay: $11.8m
Layoffs: 8,000

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Thomas Montag (President, not CEO)
Company: Bank of America
Pay: $29.9m
Layoffs: 35,000

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Top 50 CEO Excesses

Haven't seen enough? View the pay of the top 50 layoff leaders in 2009.


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