Capitalist Costs Workers Jobs and Income During Economic Meltdown
Russian billionaire Sergei
A. Plastinin has served himself a self-styled economic bailout by
leaving the US with unpaid bills owed to construction firms and workers
in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, says Robert
Carlton of TRC, Inc. in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
Kira Plastinina owes $1,845,000 to US construction firms and construction
workers for five high-end fashion stores in New York, Connecticut, and
New Jersey. Carlton notes that such a bailout has left workers holding
an empty bag at worst time of the year and during the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression.
Rather than pay his bills for construction work completed at his stores,
Russian business billionaire Sergei Plastinin has spent millions courting
US media stars, such as Paris Hilton, who appeared -- at a cost of $2
million -- at the fashion
show of his designing daughter, the sixteen-year-old socialite, Kira
Kira Plastinina (does her name mean 'child of plastic?') continues to
press for the fashion attire displayed in stores built on the backs
of unpaid workers in the US, yet her business mogul father still refuses
to pay his bills.
Hundreds of construction workers stand to lose money and jobs just before
Christmas in an already disastrous economic climate.
10 December 2008
to take action!
The day before Thanksgiving,
workers picket outside the newly-constructed Kira Plastinina store on
34th Street in Manhattan, as pedestrians pass. Sergei Plastinin, the
owner of Kira Plastinina, has left them little to be thankful for.