The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Cat Versus Workers Comp

May 30, 2011

Caterpillar is waging a campaign to destroy workers compensation in Illinois. Cat CEO Doug Oberhelman complained that it has to pay out $28,000 for a shoulder injury in Illinois but only $4,000 in Indiana. Of course, Oberhelman had 22.5 million dollars in compensation last year, and never has to suffer from shoulder injuries.