Given that it’s a congressional election year, most journalists are sticking to the old political formula of Democrats versus Republicans. In three weeks, however, a message from another political direction will be delivered to the White House.
On September 23, activists from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance will deliver a letter to the [...]
S. 2617 would devastate local economies across the United States, giving workers less money to spend at local businesses, resulting in fewer jobs on worse terms. Included here is a list of those US Senators who have signed their names in support of this ill-advised scheme. [...]
The Fair Minimum Wage Act before Congress (House|Senate) is a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After that point, the minimum wage would automatically increase to keep pace with inflation — the tendency of currency to be worth less as time passes. I [...]
Every day, huge numbers people fly in and out of LaGuardia airport on corporate business, working to keep the flow of money to the financial titans of Wall Street running smoothly. The people who work to keep LaGuardia running smoothly, however, don’t see much money flowing their way. They’re not even making enough money to [...]
How bad is it working at WalMart? It’s so bad that you can work there full-time and still need food stamps to feed your family.
You don’t have to participate in the WalMart system. You don’t have to support it. You don’t have to just complain about it. You can oppose it.
On Black Friday [...]
Workers in fast food restaurants are paid such low wages that they typically need government assistance programs, even when they work full time. Today this economic injustice is being protested by fast food workers, who will go on strike in over 35 cities today.
You can support the strikers, by participating in a boycott of [...]
As Brendan Kiley notes, McDonalds has created a special budgeting guide for its employees. Here’s just one page from the guide:
Kiley has noticed that there isn’t any spot for food in McDonalds’ sample budget for its employees, that heat won’t be a necessity either, but that a second job will be necessary. Why? [...]
Meet the Young Communist League USA.
Meet the Young Communist League’s new t-shirts for sale.
These “Smash Capitalism” shirts are sold on Zazzle’s “Value T-Shirt,” which is not made in the USA with associated worker protections but rather in an inexpensive third world factory where workers are paid pennies an hour. That’s the only [...]
Judd Gregg? What about the idea that Barack Obama was the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy? I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. King wouldn’t have approved of that judgment against Lilly Ledbetter. [...]
What are they trying to say, that I could only have a career as a cheap hooker? [...]
This month, CafePress has introduced four new sweatshirts for its online shopkeepers to place their images on and sell. A CafePress representative confirmed to me today that each of the sweatshirts is made outside the USA, in a long-distance arrangement that only makes economic sense for CafePress if the workers who make those sweatshirts are [...]