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Forum Post: The Gumby Act

Posted 1 year ago on May 11, 2013, 12:16 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Yes Virginia, in the coming libe(R)topian wonderland, workers won't need any rights.

It should all be up to employers.

Do you have to pee and it's not your break time?

It comes off your vacation time.

The recent story about the woman fired at T-Mobile, for the unmitigated gall of having a "problem" pregnancy, is now coming to a workplace near you.

100 years of advancing workers rights will soon be wiped out in a flash.

Thanks to......Guess who?

Why the GOP, of course.

" A century ago, workers were a lot more “flexible” than they are now. Veritable Gumbies in the mills and mines and factories they were, distorting their lives to slog 10 or 12 hours a day, for six—even seven—days a week.

Then came the 40-hour week. And weekends. And eventually sick days. And paid vacation days. Now, bosses at mills and mines and factories regard these rules as coddling and believe the workers accustomed to them are resisting corporate demands.

The GOP has an app for that. It’s called the Working Families Flexibility Act. This legislation that the Republican majority in the U.S. House is expected to pass this week would force some old-time flexibility into 21st-century workers. The forced flexibility act would award bosses the power to “offer” compensatory time off instead of overtime pay. Bosses, not workers, would determine when the comp time could be taken. The proposal puts control in corporate hands, obliging wage earners to bend over backward for bosses exactly like their Gumby ancestors were compelled to."