Originally Posted by Shagnak
That's crazy. Over here they are considerably less, and what's more, they work. (Or don't as the case may be, and then do once they get paid what they want )
You muricans get ripped off, even by the people who are meant to be looking out for you.
Edit: to illustrate, my wife is a teacher and pays $12.70 a week (NZD, so that's more like $8 USD), and union action resulted in a 18.5% pay rise over two years (admittedly, it was way overdue).