Letter writer Sue Skinner ("Your port at work," The Daily Astorian, Jan. 24) is a tireless intelligent community oriented citizen working hard for causes many of us know are crucial, especially during these dark days of a corporatist takeover of our area.

Disproportionately high profits for Walmart, outsourced product from China, and low wage jobs, compete with our local businesses. Costco's prices are just as low as Walmart, but Costco pays a living wage with benefits.

It's time to put our foot down on the greedy invaders that care nothing for workers, yet make huge profits for themselves.

Heed what Skinner advises and support local business and businesses that support workers.

Speak truth to power.

Lee Rene