Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy International Workers Day

Over one hundred years since The Haymarket Affair (1886), since founding of the IWW (1905), since the publication of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906), and still no living wage in the United States. I'm lucky to work at a place like Green Apple where my labor is rewarding to me and respected by my employers. San Francisco, I hope you called out sick today and got some sun. This is no day to be cooped up, acting the oxen, riding the slage wave.

On the topic of labor and profit (and a whole lot more), Here's Chris Ware's rejected cover illustration for the May 2010 issue of Fortune 500. Click the picture to make it bigger and take a close look. Hilarious, heartbreaking, and all too true.

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