Local

April 1, 2014 4:30 PM

U.S. companies are chipping away at retiree health benefits

American politics this election year is rife with discussion about the gap between rich and poor, with talk of raising the minimum wage for those at the bottom and about those at the very top. Big companies are shifting their focus entirely to their stockholders. Globalization, endorsed by both major political parties, puts added pressure on the bottom line. Wages are stalled and benefits are on the chopping block.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Body Worlds & The Cycle Of Life 00:48

Body Worlds & The Cycle Of Life

Heavy rainfall causes flash flooding 00:57

Heavy rainfall causes flash flooding

Storm damage in Prairie Village 00:54

Storm damage in Prairie Village

Exotic cars auctioned by U.S. marshals 03:57

Exotic cars auctioned by U.S. marshals

Koalas return to the Kansas City Zoo for the summer, fall 01:41

Koalas return to the Kansas City Zoo for the summer, fall

Fire damages vacant house in Overland Park 00:47

Fire damages vacant house in Overland Park

Fishing River rises, threatens Mosby 01:39

Fishing River rises, threatens Mosby

Hail pounds Northland as storm moves through the area 00:56

Hail pounds Northland as storm moves through the area

The dog train rolls in east Fort Worth 00:40

The dog train rolls in east Fort Worth

KCK Firefighters quickly extinguish smoky blaze 01:16

KCK Firefighters quickly extinguish smoky blaze

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos