Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Manufacturing consent

Via Mayor Sam's Sister City

So, how do you get people to show up to your union demonstration in Indianapolis? Take an ad out with the promise to pay whoever shows up.

'Cause there ain't no demonstration like a Craig's List demonstration.

Stand, Walk, Chant, Protest (Downtown)

Date: 2011-03-01, 11:03AM EST

Reply to: gigs-5rcwm-2240867280@craigslist.org

We need more men to protest this coming week. We will call in the morning on when we will need you. We pay $7.50. You will be helping out middle class workers in our State. This job is only for 4 - 6 hours at a time, usually between 3:00 PM till 7:00 PM Please send a picture when you e-mail."

But that $7.50 doesn't sound very union-y, now does it? And what's with wanting pictures of a bunch of dudes?