While States and cities clamor to give tax dollars to Amazon….
Amazon recruited these workers as part of a program it calls CamperForce: a labor unit made up of nomads who work as seasonal employees at several of its warehouses, which the company calls “fulfillment centers”…
While other employers also seek out this nomadic workforce – the available jobs range from campground maintenance to selling Christmas trees and running amusement park rides – Amazon has been the most aggressive recruiter. “Jeff Bezos has predicted that, by the year 2020, one out of every four work-campers – the RV- and vehicle-dwellers who travel the country for temporary work – in the United States will have worked for Amazon,” read one slide in a presentation for new hires..
Outside observers gave them other nicknames, from “the Okies of the Great Recession” to “American refugees”, “the affluent homeless”, even “modern-day fruit tramps”.
Rising rents are leading Americans to live in cars and other vehicles
People are poor “because they’re spending every penny they have”. Or they’re poor so they need to spend every penny…
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing, as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies,” Senator Chuck Grassley
It’s difficult to get more arrogant or elitist than what Chuck Grassley just said.
Jaime Phillips, working for Project Veritas, made up a fake rape accusation in the hopes that Washington Post would publish it and make Roy Moore’s actual victims look less believable.
Paul Ryan shouldn’t get a huge national stage on CNN all to himself. Join us in calling on CNN to let Randy Bryce debate: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-cnn-let-randy-bryce-into-your-town-hall-with-paul-ryan?source=WFPtw #FaceTheStache
Salute to Mike Brown from Working Families Party
We try to honor #MikeBrown with our work everyday but today we pause to remember Michael Brown Jr, son of Lesley and Michael.
I watched as John McCain gave a pretty speech to the Senate about working as a bipartisan group on a health care bill (something he refused to do during the Obama years) , and a big FU to the American people, when he voted for McConnell’s handout to the super rich. McCain has brain cancer, so what? My father had the exact same cancer McCain has and died a horrible death. My brother died a horrible death from cancer. Having cancer does not excuse you from being a horrible person who votes to take health care away from millions of people, especially when you have access to the best health care money can buy. It makes you a hypocrite with cancer, and that is all.