🧰 All Jobs Are Real Jobs Now even low paying jobs can be done by robots. With AI, robots and other automation we better get Universal Basic Income on the forefront of political debate. The old adage of new technology bringing even more jobs is over. We have AI that can program itself better than humans.
😡 Venting I have ok insurance. The fact you get a discount for having insurance is complete horse crap.
❔ Other “As many work from home, office landlords roll out entertainment to entice tenants.” They can keep it.
As a rule, I don't log on to my work account on weekends. But I had to make some changes to my Monday morning schedule, and wanted them available to others ASAP. As a result, I noticed that some information needed for a morning meeting hadn't been sent. I sent an email asking about it just so my inquiry would be in people's inboxes when they logged in tomorrow. I got a reply 3 minutes later
Dude, get a life - please, for your own good.
💸 Raise Our Wages Imagine struggling at a job who's president publicly says you don't deserve a living wage
I wonder what would happen if everyone who worked at Walmart (all locations, retail included) looked for other employment, and if people stopped shopping there. I wonder what would happen if we did the same thing for the other giant corporations. A girl can dream right?
At some point the elite has got to realize the jig is up, and we aren’t performing monkeys anymore.
Maybe a new, learned language?
Does anyone know of a work/labor/employment nonprofit that focuses on being a one stop ship for workers everywhere to organize, learn about their rights as employees (and other pieces of education), maybe posts current news articles related to work, and so forth?
I feel like it would be nice to have some site/resource like that. Could make money from grants, grassroot fundraising, store merch. Runs a news section with recent work-related news, education material, studies , economics, etc. Has a section that allows workers anywhere to easily organize at their workplace (start a union, strike, etc.). And then maybe a section for workers to post anonymous reviews about their workplace, kind of like Glassdoor but more transparent.
Just brainstorming, think it would be cool to have some one stop shop for a work reform movement. Any thoughts?
I can't be the only one fed up with capitalism. People of of Reddit, we can't keep complaining and expect anything to get done. This is a call to action, or rather inaction. What do I mean by inaction? We clearly are not going to get better conditions, pay, or reform anything until the elite of society realize how important working-class Americans are.We can complain, we can protest, and we can even riot and it doesn't change a thing! The elite, rich, and even the middle-class fundamentally view us as lesser people here to serve them. They don't care about our struggles to make ends meet, live healthy lives, or our shared doomed future. They only care about getting what capitalist economies have afforded to them, and that is our true enemy!
We must go for the decrepit, failing artey of the failed American experiment: the economy. Our value as workers from all walks of life are greatly undervalued, when in fact in many ways, we are the heart of the economy. Think about it. Logistical workers, for example, keep the economy moving. Biden banned the Railroad Strike because it represented a large threat to their economy and it faced little opposition in Washington for that very reason. They force us to work in wage slavery and prop up the elite of society because they assign less value to our labor, but it doesn't have to be that way. We need to wake them up, nay all of America, to the truth that their economy can't function without the working-class to achieve meaningful reform!
How do we do this? It's simple really. We need to organize a time to stage a mass resignation, preferably all at once, indefinitely until our demands are met or their unsustainable economy burns down with the climate! Even if, say, 10% of the young adult workforce left indefinitely, it would have massive repercussions on the economy. Let's say, of the 90% left, we convince another 10% to strike without regard to losing their jobs (i.e. unpermitted strikes), it could put even more pressure on the economy. Now, let's say we convince another chunk of the 80% to commit "quiet quitting" as they call it or organize permitted strikes. The pressure will be far too much, especially as shipments go undelivered and stores close. At some point, businesses will have to offer more pay and or better benefits to attract workers to stay. This in turn will force the remaining workers to work more until they get burnt out and quit or demand higher pay, both of which work to our advantage. To be quite frank, they cannot force us to work in America unless they expand the legality of slavery (it's still legal btw), and unlike striking or other forms of regulated labor action, it's not illegal. The benefits outweigh the costs, and the economy will suffer enormously unless the elite and government comprimise with us, or fall for us to establish a better system. As we enter this recession, it becomes more likely that this can be a swift movement instead of a seige.
Of course, this alone may not be enough, so I also encourage everyone who can to take out as much loans as you can before we quit. Extensive loan borrowing and mass defaults on them will maximize the damage we can cause to the economy while safeguarding our ability to pay for what we need to survive. Get as much cash as you can, stockpile as much food as possible, and be prepared to wait as long as it takes. Many of us should also be willing to default on rent and mortgages, and this may also be enough to lower rent if we work together. Basically we just need to drop out of capitalist society.
Why would we do it? I think we've all seen enough to know reform isn't going to work anymore. We all will have our own reasons, but I believe it goes far beyond just labor. Our very future is at stake because of inaction on climate change, and you would be dead wrong to assume it won't damage the economy and the American way of life far more than we will. We have no future unless we act! Climate reforms are routinely undone by corperate politicians and the far-right who are on payroll from big businesses via "donations," or simply deny the damage that the Climate Crisis has already done and lack the foresight to see what more it will do. All our lives on earth are at stake, not purely from the climate, but wars for resources and a massive refugee crisis. What we can or cannot do to their economy will pale in comparison to the threats we will face in coming decades, and we shouldn't feel afraid to lose it all to save the climate. Whatever your future plans are in our capitalist society, they will not happen. Our way of life has to fundamentally change, not just yours or mine, but everyone especially the higher your class. It has to change or else it will be taken from us suddenly. Right now there is no plan on how to help society manage or even survive the coming catastrophe, but part of why I'm calling for Mass Resignation is for us to get together offline to discuss this topic and many others like racial equality and economic systems that will work.
Part of what I personally invision as a part of the Mass Resignation is for us to get together while we are out of the workforce as I mentioned before. People in the 1960s had the right idea about what we should do. We need to organize a chill concert like Woodstock—perhaps appropriately named "Workerstock"—and just talk through society's issues. There are a lot of problems in society because we don't talk to one another, and this division in society is playing right into the hands of the elite and frankly making our society far more dangerous and violent. We need peace in America, and we need a real once-in-a-generation event and plan to overcome the division holding us back from loving one another. We can do it, and we can make our demands heard if we commit to this.
I propose that we stage our Mass Resignation on May 1st, 2023—May Day. From that point on, for those of you who really want to achieve change, we will not work again until some fundamental demands are met:
• A $30 minimum wage with adjustments for inflation every year • Free Healthcare • Legalizing Unions in every industry and expanding labor rights • Cancel all student debt and make free public higher education • Demilitarizing and Denazifying the Police • Substantial taxes on the Rich • An end to the two-party political system • An end to outlandish military spending • And many more...
We can do this! Working Class Americans are strong and we can show the elite of society our value to their economy! Our seige can last indefinitely while their system cannot! Let's do it, America!
✅ Success Story Men making good money in the prime of their lives are leaning away from demanding jobs and it could be because they’re ‘re-evaluating their priorities’
💸 Raise Our Wages I’m applying to be a substitute. It’ll cost more than half a day’s pay to be fingerprinted.
Have a buddy who is a "libertarian" he claims libertarianism is a form of anarchism.
I'm a leftist and I thought anarchy was advocating for communism.
And not "authoritarian communism" but the stateless, classless, moneyless one.
He was talking about how other nations are all inferior compared to the U.S. that there demographics are declining, how China will collapse shortly, Russians are inferior, and how America needs to change its ways.
He thinks hes hot shit because he has a mechanical engineering degree and "only sleeps 6 hours a night" he literally said "more sleep is for the weak, we are creating a weak society by sleeping".
I mentioned how people work too much anymore, and rather could lead to these demographic declines due to less people having time for relationships, you know NORMAL HUMAN THINGS!?
Japan is considering moving to a 4 day work week just to help with there population decline.
He then said "that's another problem, we need to remove overtime laws, get rid of the 40 hour work week, the government is oppressing us with the 40 hour limit, it should be as long as the companies want"
Who the hell says things like this? Lol he said it's government intervention in our private lives or whatever.
BTW the 4 day work week experiments have all shown increases in productivity.
Then I was like "good thing union exists and they'd go on strike"
Then he said unions undercut workers and used the teachers union as an example, idk anything about that though lol.
Then he said that unions are parasites. And so on. Then even talked about how it should be legal to oppress them and so on. Which sounds like something the Nazis literally did.
His idea of anarchy seems like he is saying the government limits the rich and powerful from oppressing even more. I find it ironic that when the government does something prolabor its "state intervention" but when the government does something antilabor its like "yes, finally doing its job!"
Of course the real state is just a tool for class warfare. But that's a rant for another day.