In the Lahore, Pakistan factory that produces t-shirts for the Econscious brand, workers are reported to have been paid the minimum wage of 4600 Pakistan Rupees per month during the winter of 2007-2008, plus overtime. The average worker at that factory for Econscious took home
What Does Minimum Wage Get You in Lahore, Pakistan? Something Far Away from the Pakistani Middle Class
I’ve been inspired by the recent willingness of t-shirt corporation Econscious to share some information about one of its factories in Lahore, Pakistan. By inspired, I don’t mean elated. When I look at the income reports for 20 workers in that factory in Lahore for
An update on my effort to obtain the proof of Econscious non-sweatshop labor that Econscious President Dale Denkensohn and another GMPC, LLC executive have said they can provide for the factories in India and Pakistan they use to produce their t-shirts: I have not yet
[To find a full set of Irregular Times articles on Econscious, click here.] You may have seen here yesterday an article by the name of “Be Wary of CafePress’ New Line of Econscious T-Shirts.” The article researched CafePress’ claim that Econscious is an apparel provider
Sarah Palin was asked a question about foreign policy, specifically regarding Pakistan. She wouldn’t answer the question. Again and again, Sarah Palin simply won’t answer the questions she’s being asked. Palin just isn’t answering the questions. That’s not competent. Sarah Palin just doesn’t look competent.
In the world of John McCain and Sarah Palin, “gotcha journalism” means voters asking questions that McCain and Palin cannot respond to with a coherent answer. I hope we see more gotcha journalism in the weeks to come.