Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.
Once upon a time, I interned at a dope organization called American Rights At Work (ARAW). Every Labor Day, ARAW puts out an awesome list of ten corporations that are practicing “high road” capitalism. Basically this means that they aren’t concerned with just the bottom line of maximizing profits, but take a broader approach to what profit is, meaning that they support their workers’ right to form or join a union, provide living wages and staff retention strategies, maintain positive relationships with the broader community, etc. Check out the 2008 list, and also look back on the lists from previous years as well (they’ve been doing this for four years now).
Also, peep the TV ad they just released about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would level the playing field in favor of workers and remove a lot of the barriers that currently exist to keep workers from forming or joining labor unions. If elected, Obama has pledged support for this bill.