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  •  If Your Job's Killing You, Then By Definition, (7+ / 0-)

    it's not earning a living.

    How much pricier would a head of lettuce be if these workers were paid $10 an hour?

    If they're so slow they take 15 seconds to pick one head, that's 4 a minute, 240 an hour. That'd be 4¢ labor in that head of lettuce. Double it for overhead, because of course taxes and social security and workman's comp is being paid on all these valuable workers, health insurance, pension and vacation time, and so it'd be 8¢ labor in a $10/hr head of lettuce.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:44:36 PM PDT

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