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Apple Wage War: CEO Tim Cook’s Large Bonus Compared to Worker Wages, Hot Topic Now

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Austin Community College (ACC) President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes join Austin Mayor Steve Adler and State Senator Kirk Watson for an exciting announcement launching a new app development program at ACC on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin, Texas.

Proxy advisor Institutional ShareholderServices urges Apple AAPL-0.94 percent shareholders to vote against the pay and bonus package awarded to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook last year.

A whopping $100 million compensation 

According to Barron’s , the first to report on the ISS recommendation, Cook’s stock award was his first since 2011. The ISS was last recommended against Apple’s pay in 2015.

Cook received nearly $100 million in bonus in 2021. The CEO of the tech behemoth was paid primarily in restricted stock worth $82.3 million, a cash bonus of $12 million, and a salary of $3 million.

Since 2011, Apple has returned more than 1,000 percent to shareholders under Cook’s leadership. It was valued at $2.82 trillion at the end of trading on Wednesday. In early January, its market capitalization briefly surpassed $3 trillion.

Inflation rate has remained stable

According to Olinga, employees at least two Apple retail stores are supported by prominent national unions and are preparing to file paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board. Apple retail employees say they hope to push the world’s Most Valuable Company to share more of its record-breaking earnings. In addition, they want to share it with the employees who sell, repair, and troubleshoot its products. Motivated by wages that have stagnated at the inflation rate and inspired by Starbucks SBUX employees’ successful efforts to form unions, The Tech Daily reported. 

Meanwhile, an influential shareholder advisory group urges investors to support Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner’s $99 million pay and bonus package.

Institutional Shareholder Services has urged its clients to vote down Cook’s generous compensation package for 2021. The advisory group expressed “significant concern” about the $82 million in stock awards that Cook received as part of his compensation in a client letter obtained by the Financial Times.

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