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The workforce is striking back. Are you one of them?

"American workers are now flexing their muscles for the first time in decades."

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by Anonymousreply 11November 5, 2021 9:33 AM

[quote] Many just don’t want to return to backbreaking or mind-numbing low-wage shit jobs.

No problem. The next caravan of workers will arrive from Venezuela in two days. Why do you think Uncle Joe isn’t stopping them at the border?

by Anonymousreply 1October 16, 2021 2:56 AM

No but I'm making good money. Good luck to those on strike. They deserve better.

by Anonymousreply 2October 16, 2021 3:02 AM

Hollywood is going on strike, I guess I will be watching classic shows again.

by Anonymousreply 3October 16, 2021 3:55 AM

R3 yeah, it's ok for people who are no longer looking for work or are working. Which is most of data lounge. But you're right. It's affect Hollywood.

"No one calls it a general strike. But in its own disorganized way it’s related to the organized strikes breaking out across the land – Hollywood TV and film crews, John Deere workers, Alabama coal miners, Nabisco workers, Kellogg workers, nurses in California, healthcare workers in Buffalo.

Disorganized or organized, American workers now have bargaining leverage to do better. After a year and a half of the pandemic, consumers have pent-up demand for all sorts of goods and services.

But employers are finding it hard to fill positions."

by Anonymousreply 4October 16, 2021 4:07 AM

[bold]Powering the picket line: Workers are turning to tech in their labor battles

Employee activists are using digital tools like Facebook, Twitter, Signal and Zoom to fuel solidarity.[/bold]

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As workers across America leave their jobs at staggering rates — a record 4.3 million quit in August — many are taking to social media and using other digital tools to advocate for their rights. Thanks to their ease of use during the pandemic, workers are able to organize strikes more effectively than ever before, bringing attention to their causes and ensuring the public knows what they are fighting for. Across many different industries, from health care to manufacturing, technology and entertainment, workers are powering the picket line through the use of technology.

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by Anonymousreply 5October 18, 2021 6:36 PM

I dunno, mildly. Professors are especially flakey during the epidemic, and administrators aren't doing their jobs with any proactivity. A colleague just went out for several weeks and the dean asked me if I could teach his course and I said well, I guess so, what's the compensation scheme? No answer.

by Anonymousreply 6October 18, 2021 6:40 PM

Wages were stagnant for years and employers got away with a lot of shit but COVID has turned the tables on employers.

People want better working conditions, pay and benefits. It’s like the individual revolution with a modern twist.

by Anonymousreply 7October 18, 2021 6:51 PM

Good for them.

by Anonymousreply 8October 18, 2021 6:53 PM

When the gravy train comes to its final destination, a solid GOP Congress next election cycle, people will be begging for jobs again in early 2023.

by Anonymousreply 9October 18, 2021 7:09 PM

Why the Dems don't leverage this quitting of the workforce as a political weapon against the Cons is so mystery.

by Anonymousreply 10November 5, 2021 8:19 AM

Good on the workers. It's high time the US ACTUALLY abolished slavery.

by Anonymousreply 11November 5, 2021 9:33 AM
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