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Ritzy NYC Home To Low Wage Protest

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 [...]

Protests Against Working Conditions At WalMart set to Erupt on Black Friday, Nov. 29

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 [...]

Boycott Fast Food Today To Support Striking Fast Food Workers

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 [...]

McDonalds Advises its Workers: Get a Second Job and don’t buy Food or our Health Insurance

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? [...]

Young Communist League skimming Capitalist money off Exploitive Overseas T-Shirts

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 [...]

Business Discrimination Is Qualification for Judd Gregg

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. [...]

Is That All A Prostitute Costs These Days?

What are they trying to say, that I could only have a career as a cheap hooker? [...]

Product Introductions Deepen Ethical Distinction Between Skreened and CafePress

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 [...]

New York Times: Spend Money You Don't Have

New York Times columnists lately have been channeling the George W. Bush of 2001. Michael Kinsley urges us (with tongue only a bit in cheek) to “Show your consumer confidence. One last shopping spree. Buy that coffee maker whether you want one or not.” Thomas Friedman exhorts with greater force: “Now is when we need [...]

GOP Economics in a McCain Nutshell

McCain campaign staffers were expected to actually work as volunteers, even though they were told that they would be paid to pretend to be volunteers. [...]

How Patriotic is this Patriotic Military Cap Design Contest?

CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:

Thing is, I just checked in with a CafePress [...]