It’s Labor Day, but I just can’t bear to reiterate the awful facts about economic inequality in the United States. I could tell you about the insights from the latest article from the Journal of Economic Inequality, but I would have to pay $44.95 for access to that article, and I just don’t have that [...]
U.S. Representative Ron Kind has introduced legislation, H.R. 5247, that would close the consumptive demand loophole. If H.R. 5247 is signed into law, imports of items made by slaves, prisoners and indentured workers would be absolutely banned, without exception. [...]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most workers don’t make enough money to buy Google Glass as a professional accessory. [...]
The Nation reports that activists who work at WalMart in the following cities are planning marches and rallies tomorrow to highlight the low pay and abusive work environment at the retail chain:
Baton Rouge Boston Chicago Cincinnati Dallas Denver Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New York Orlando Sacramento San Francisco Seattle Washington, DC
I can’t find [...]
Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.
Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott [...]
According to Federal Election Commission data, in the first quarter of 2013 39 rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives took money from the National Restaurant Association, a corporate interest group that works “across the industry to advance our members’ interests.” Those interests apparently include paying restaurant workers as little as possible; in the first [...]
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 [...]
I’ll get to considerations of a basic food budget in Lahore in a moment, but first a review of why I’m interested in the matter:
For a bit less than a month now, I’ve been considering the veracity of claims of CafePress that the Econscious brand shirts it sells are made produced by “sustainable organizations” [...]
As part of an effort to demonstrate that its Lahore, Pakistan factory does right by its workers, Econscious President Dale Denkensohn released reports of workers’ pay from the winter of 2007-2008 a few days ago. Are their reported wages for full-time 48 hour workweeks — 4600 Pakistan rupees a month, equivalent to 37 US pennies [...]
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. [...]
This protest is about a lot more than just the Republic Windows and Doors company and the Bank of America failing to meet their obligations. It’s about the way that America has been cheated even while Wall Street has gotten billions and billions in bailouts. [...]