Nov 11, 2008
Help pick the 2008 Grinch of the Year
It may only be Veteran’s Day, but stores already have Christmas displays, the TV is filled with Christmas commercials and one radio station is already playing Christmas music.
So it’s not too early to make your nomination for “Grinch of the Year,” sponsored every year by Jobs with Justice. The Ninth Annual “Grinch of the Year” contest asks people to nominate the most deserving greedy Grinch in their hometowns who does the most harm to working families. With the financial crisis that has seen CEOs getting million dollar bonuses and golden parachutes and their employees getting the shaft and pink slips, it should be easy to come up with a nominee.
JwJ is asking people from all over the country to submit a nomination for the national 9th Annual Grinch of the Year by Nov. 26 with a few sentences on why you think the nominee is deserving of such an honor. Based on the nominations, JWJ will chose the top two or three and conduct online voting to chose the winner.
Last year’s winner was Smithfield Packing Chairman Joseph Luter III. Past nominees include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Wal-Mart, President George W. Bush, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Cintas, Comcast, Verizon Wireless, Angelica and Continental General Tire.
Jobs with Justice is a national organization that runs national campaign for workers' rights, with the vision of lifting up workers’ rights and struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. Jobs Local Jobs with Justice Coalitions unite labor, community, faith-based, and student organizations to build power for working people.