Who Will Look After the Workers?

I’m sure there are lots of stories like this one out there: After Layoffs, Workers Stay at a Factory in Protest – NYTimes.com Scores of workers laid off from a factory here [Chicago] that makes windows and doors have refused to leave, deciding to stage a “peaceful occupation” of the plant around the clock this […]

Community Planning and Local Jobs

Image by jef safi via Flickr It’s not hard to make this point stick with local councils and urban planners – that local jobs, those that are inherently local form the backbone of a community’s economic future. How Your Community Can Thrive-Even in Tough Times | Project for Public Spaces (PPS) According to Soji Adelaja, […]

The Social Reality of Outsourcing

While corporations in America look to keeping their bottom line in the black – few of the consumers (as we’ve been reduced to) wandering around their local WalMart in a retail induced stupor realize or care how reliant North America has become of outsourced labor and factory work – and what the implications fo the […]