Why We Don’t Have Good Jobs!

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 2:37 pm

Remember the idea “It’s the economy, stupid!”? Remember the concern about income inequality?
Fast food workers are striking for better hourly wages, against wage theft, and for better advancement opportunities. Other low-wage workers such as Walmart workers are also striking for better wages. So, we have some discussion about raising the minimum wage to $10.10/hour or even $15/hour.

 

Indiana’s C&M Conveyor (& Occupy Austin) Against Blue Sage

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Last week we heard from the United Steelworkers on behalf of C&M Conveyor, a firm in Mitchell, Indiana. They unionized with United Steel a year ago but have struggled with the company’s owners, vulture capitalists Blue Sage Capital who have refused to give them a contract while cutting their hours, wages, health care and retirement benefits. Though health insurance is theoretically provided, the insurance deductible to cover a family is $10,000, leaving some workers literally bankrupt after medical emergencies. Many workers are so broke that they qualify for food stamps.

Today we protested at Blue Sage’s downtown Austin offices.

Capitalists: Venture vs. Vulture

By: Saturday January 14, 2012 4:00 pm

So there I was, surfing around the intertoobz this morning when I came across this headline at CNN: “Stop vilifying venture capitalists.”

I have to admit, I was a bit taken aback at the headline as it surely did not reflect anything I had read.

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