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Response to Igel (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:12 PM

7. Did the dorm residents not have keys to the dorm and their rooms?

I did when I lived in a dorm in my Freshman year.

We once had a robust labor movement in this country. We no longer do. Now, we have a "gig economy." There's no job security, and people have lost that understanding that their labor is the product they have to sell and that they must be paid for that product.

It's time to rebuild that labor movement and put it back to work.

I chose not to work for others on an employment basis, long ago. Before that, I did work for companies and government organizations. I belonged to unions. Finally, though, I decided that there was another path I could take, so I took it, and have never regretting cutting that leash.

It is time for people who supply the work that drives our economy to take back their power. As I said, if every TSA worker walked off the job tomorrow, and every air traffic controller who got a $0 paycheck yesterday did the same, the impact would be so powerful that the shutdown would be over almost immediately. We cannot exist as an economy without air travel and air shipments. That would be immediately obvious.

The power of labor is there. We're just out of the habit of wielding it.

If employers don't care about their workers, why should workers care about their employers? If your boss suggests that you sell your stuff at a garage sale to make up your missing paycheck, suggest that the boss sell the company to recover something when you force him to shut down.

It's a contract between workers and employers. If it is violated, there is no contract.

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