Truckers Carrying Goods for Forever 21 and Wal-Mart Go on Strike

The truckers that carry goods for companies like Sketchers, Forever 21 and Wal-Mart are striking Monday in Los Angeles, alleging that they've been punished by their trucking companies for organizing, just the latest in the continually bad press bogging down the beautiful visages of some of the most popular retail… » 11/18/13 9:45am 11/18/13 9:45am

The NYC Fast Food Strike Matters For Women

Hundreds of NYC fast food workers walked out of jobs at McDonald's, KFC, and Burger King today in what organizers say is the largest-ever strike against the basically union-free industry. The Fast Food Forward campaign is calling for an industry wage of $15 an hour in the city — that's double what most employees make… » 4/04/13 6:15pm 4/04/13 6:15pm

Flight Attendants Protest by Refusing to Smile and Sling Booze

"Holiday air travel is the best because everything flows smoothly and everyone is in such a good mood," said no one ever in the history of time. Holiday air travel is the worst. It's so the worst that it's not even worth saying how much it's the worst because everybody knows that already and complaining just adds to… » 12/11/12 12:25pm 12/11/12 12:25pm

Hostess Gives $1.75 Million in Bonuses to Execs, Tells 18,500 Laid Off…

Hey working class Americans! I just want to take a second to show some appreciation on behalf of your bosses and the federal government. Like they say, you are the backbone of this country! You are the industry! And it's really important that we thank you for all of your hard work and the years of service that — » 11/30/12 11:50am 11/30/12 11:50am

Wal Mart Employees Planning Black Friday Walk Out Because They're Tired…

In this nation's continuing failure to heed the lessons of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, American retailers are planning on starting their Black Friday sales so early that their already put-upon employees will be forced to leave their family Thanksgiving celebrations so that they can tend to the… » 11/19/12 2:30pm 11/19/12 2:30pm

Congratulations, Little Debbie: Hostess Is Going Out of Business

Bad news for people who like shitty, bland, nutritionally-void food made by ethically questionable companies: Hostess, the food manufacturer behind Ho-Hos, Wonder Bread, and Twinkies, has filed a motion to shut down and sell all assets as soon as possible, citing the financial blow dealt by the recent strike… » 11/16/12 11:05am 11/16/12 11:05am

3 Stupid Ways to Talk About the Chicago Teachers Union Strike

Since Monday, 350,000 Chicago kids who normally would be spending their day in classrooms crudely carving pictures of penises onto wooden desks are free to crudely carve penises on wooden things that are not located inside of a school building — their teachers are on strike. Let's take a terribly disappointing slog… » 9/14/12 3:20pm 9/14/12 3:20pm

Hello, May I Speak With the Closeted Leather Daddy Who Works for You?

We've got trouble in the Windy City. With a capital T and that rhymes with D and that stands for Daddy, as in Leather Daddy. Apparently, the popular International Mr. Leather convention, an annual gathering of fetish enthusiasts that is every non Northface jacket-wearing Chicagoan's favorite people watching weekend,… » 5/24/12 1:50pm 5/24/12 1:50pm

Is Clinton In, Out, Up, Down, Wrong Or Right?

It's a week that belongs to the chattering class and, apparently, Katy Perry » 11/18/08 10:00am 11/18/08 10:00am and whatever music and puppy cams can get 's through another day of speculation about Hillary Clinton's potential nomination for (and/or acceptance of) Secretary of State. That, plus what David Frum's writing reminds us of, and what we would…