Posts Tagged ‘Colbert Report’

“Now I break into a sweat at the sight of a salad bar”


Stephen Colbert knows that America is facing a jobs crisis of epic proportions. Hundreds of hard-working people are laid off every day, and the country’s truthiest political pundit understands that even his cable TV job could eventually be on the chopping block.

That’s why Colbert has been on the prowl for a “fallback position,” some kind of job he can do if “The Colbert Report” is canceled…or outsourced to India. Most of the careers he’s explored thus far have been pretty glamorous: astronaut, spy, tennis champ. But last night, he decided to take on a different kind of job: migrant farm worker.

In July, Colbert promised United Farm Workers (UFW) President Arturo Rodriguez that he would participate in the union’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign. With so many people complaining that immigrants are taking all the good, American jobs, the UFW decided to create a program that allows citizens to literally take a migrant worker’s job: back-breaking farm labor.

So how many people have accepted the “Take Our Jobs” challenge? Read more »


Take our jobs. No, really.

Check out UFW President Arturo Rodriguez talk about the Take Our Jobs project tonight on The Colbert Report, 11:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.

If you think that migrant workers are stealing all the “good, American jobs,” think again.

The United Farm Workers Union recently launched a campaign to show Americans that migrant workers aren’t taking any jobs that average American workers actually want. UFW’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign offers citizens and legal residents the opportunity to, quite literally, fill out an application for a labor-intensive, six-day-a-week, low-paying agricultural job, with no health benefits.

Does that sound like a good, American job to you? Not to us. Read more »