I'm so glad that the Sun Journal printed the Bangor Daily News article by Nick Sambides Jr. about Fraser Paper Inc. (Feb. 15). Otherwise, people in this area would probably not have been aware that Fraser executives and corporate chiefs were given hefty bonuses plus stock options on top of impressive salaries while the company was on the brink of bankruptcy.
The article quotes a union worker, Duane Lugdon, that workers reluctantly took an 8.5 percent pay cut while the executives paid themselves handsomely. Lugdon said, "How you can, in good conscience, take bonuses when the company is facing bankruptcy while reaching into workers' pockets is impossible for me to understand."
Why have we, as a state and a nation, perpetuated this attitude that executives are worth thousands of dollars more than those who do all the work?
Joyce White, Stoneham