Es felt mir vi a lokh in kop is the tiny bit of Yiddish I can still recall my Mom using around the house.
She said it when she heard about some stupid stuff she would have to endure. Or when my brother and I were misbehaving.
I need this like I need a hole in the head.
It came to me yesterday as I read that Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale wanted a property tax break for Amazon to build a distribution center in Pullman on the far south side.
The Amazon location would hire 100 workers at what will be city’s minimum wage of $15 an hour.
No union, of course.
God knows Pullman needs jobs. But does the world’s riches company need a tax break to build a distribution center and then pay rock-bottom wages?
Chicago Federation of Labor president Bob Reiter doesn’t think so.
The CFL issued the following statement on the proposal.
“Today, more than a century later, a company with an ultra-wealthy chief executive and a long track record of anti-union, anti-worker behavior is rumored to be planning a massive facility in the heart of Pullman – and to be asking for a tax break from Chicago’s working families to build it,” Reiter was quoted as saying.
“The Chicago Federation of Labor calls on Amazon to build union, operate union, and participate in a robust community engagement process around any proposed facility. The CFL also opposes any effort to hand out tax breaks to anti-union companies, especially ones that rake in more than $11 billion in profit without paying any federal income tax.”
Bob Reiter will be our guest on Hitting Left on Friday, February 7th, live at 11am on Lumpenradio.com.
He will be joined by Greg Pratt of the Tribune Guild.