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Costco CEO Craig Jelinek supports raising the minimum wage.
Costco announced record profits today, averaging $10,000 in profit per employee compared to $7,400 at Walmart. The secret to Costco’s success is paying employees well, providing benefits, and giving them an opportunity to unionize.
So large corporations’ excuses that treating & paying workers well would damage profits are all a crock of shit.
A recent feature in The New Yorker juxtaposed New York City’s subway stops with their residents’ incomes. Like NYC, San Francisco has people of both extreme poverty and wealth, often living toe-to-toe. We wondered how those graphs would look in our neck of the woods. The results show the Bay Area’s economic inequality and its relationship with transit and urban form.
“Oscar Grant Movie Trailer just came out. Starts at the Cannes Film Festival in France this weekend. Praying for success there. Then moves to LA Film Festival as the Gala film and premieres on June 17th. It will be in Oakland shortly after that to premiere, then to New York for a premiere, and finally in theaters July 26, 2013” (via The Oscar Grant Foundation)