Kroenkes make Aspen’s most expensive real estate purchase of 2011

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Aspen Journalism reports that Stan Kroenke and Ann Walton Kroenke made the “most expensive real estate purchase of 2011” in Aspen, Colorado, when they dropped $20.75 million to purchase a 10,596-square-foot home last November. Aspen, of course, is the ski resort town named “The Most Expensive Town in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It’s also where the two billionaire Kroenkes met.

Reality check: If an average Walmart associate making $8.81 an hour wanted to make enough money to purchase the Kroenkes’ new home, he or she would have to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 269 years.

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  1. Martha says:

    Where is there a right to collective baiiganrng? Ie2€™ve never read about that in the Bible, the Declaration of Independence, or the ConstitutionThe right is guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Board. I quote from their web site:The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective baiiganrng as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.While I understand that walmart may not want to negotiate with a union, as it is much easier to oppress individuals who aren’t organized, but they are breaking the law when they try to bust up union activity. The law may not be prescribed in the Constitution, but it has been a part of Federal law since 1935.

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