[JOB] US-AZ-YUMA: Pick lettuce. $50 an hour.
** Job offered **
Job description: Picking lettuce (link)
Rate: $50.00 per hour (must work for one year)
241 Russell Senate Ofc. Bldg. United States Senate, Washington DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2235 Fax: (202) 228-2862
Employer's field offices:
Phoenix 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Phone: (602) 952-2410 Fax: (602) 952-8702
Tempe 4703 S. Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, Arizona 85282 Phone: (480) 897-6289 Fax: (480) 897-8389
Tucson 407 W. Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, Arizona 85701 Phone: (520) 670-6334 Fax: (520) 670-6637
IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB, PLEASE CALL ASAP. EVEN IF YOU HAVE OTHER COMMITMENTS, EMPLOYER WANTS TO KNOW WHETHER YOU'D WORK FOR THAT RATE.
OK, fun's fun, but if you don't know what this is about, see "McCain's lettuce-picking remarks yield unwanted green" (link):
As he steered his Straight Talk Express across the United States in recent weeks, Republican Sen. John McCain has tried to stay a-head of the immigration issue. But Friday the immigration issue delivered 36 or so heads to his Phoenix office — heads of lettuce, that is... McCain has been getting skewered in the media for comments earlier this month to a union group in Washington, D.C., that immigrants are taking jobs no one else wants, and offered them $50 an hour to pick lettuce in the Arizona sun for a summer, suggesting they couldn't do it... The senator didn't stick around long enough to process any applications, despite several offers to take him up on his offer from the audience... So Friday more than three dozen demonstrators showed up at his office, many carrying lettuce picker applications in one hand, and a head of lettuce in the other to show they could do the job...
8/27/08 UPDATE: Welcome DailyKos visitors, and thank you for taking an interest in this issue. Unfortunately, I need to point out that the leadership of the Democratic Party is as supportive of cheap labor and illegal immigration as John McCain.