THE BLOG
06/18/2013 09:31 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2013

Apple to American Workers: 'Scr__ You!'

Never has there been a bigger "Scr__ You" to American workers and manufacturing than tax-avoider Apple's tag line on all of its national advertising:

"Designed by Apple in California"

In his brilliant and brilliantly titled 2006 polemic Take This Job And Ship It, now-retired U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) called out the abhorrent behavior of companies like Apple which have insensitively offshored millions of American jobs to countries like China.

So, Apple, how about some truth in your advertising:

"Designed by Apple in California BUT MANUFACTURED IN CHINA"

Leo Hindery, Jr. is chair of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation, co-chair (with USW President Leo Gerard) of the Task Force on Jobs Creation, founder of Jobs First 2012, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the former CEO of AT&T Broadband and its predecessors, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Liberty Media, and is currently a private equity investor in media companies.