Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Koch Industries Boycott

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM

According to an AlterNet piece posted today, a boycott of Koch Industries is gaining speed in Wisconsin:

As AlterNet's Washington bureau chief Adele Stan puts it, Walker is "carrying out the wishes of his corporate master." But why are the brothers Koch so interested in stifling labor rights in Wisconsin? For one thing, they have significant business interests in the region, with at least 17 facilities and offices in the state and some 4,000 miles of pipeline through Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Also, the Kochs recognize that the outcome of the battle in Wisconsin could have national implications: if Walker wins, workers elsewhere might be less inclined to put up a fight. And that would be good for the Kochs' bottom line.

Last August, Daily Koz posted a list of Koch Industries products that you can read here. The list includes Angel Soft toilet paper; Brawny paper towels; Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups; Mardi Gras napkins and towels;
Quilted Northern toilet paper; and Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper.

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