Posted 6 months ago on July 1, 2020, 11:57 a.m. EST by elf3
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Now is the time to begin massive unionization of all our workforces and fortune 500 companies. When companies are unionized ALL jobs are more secure. At a time when corporations share less of their profits with their employees than ever - and corporations pay less tax than ever we must DEMAND a fair wage for TODAY's economy. Not the economy from 20 years ago. AS costs of housing and bills rise Americans can no longer afford the cost of living. Corporations operating in the US have a MORAL obligation to pay workers a reasonable and functioning wage to meet TODAY's cost of living. We are getting attacked at all fronts. if our QUALITY of life was measurable - what would that show?
Landlorization and corporatization of our housing meets higher than ever costs for basics like phone and cable. What did phone service costs the boomers and how much was a wall phone to purchase? NOT ONLY THIS but Corporate WELFARE continues to RISE. They stick their hands into the American taxpayer coffer at every chance. They are robbing their own workers when they do this on top of their miserable wages and benefits. They use that money to lobby against those very same workers. America sent Trump to "DRAIN THAT SWAMP" and all he did was fill it up and reinforce it. While they sit there happy to see average Americans divided and at war with each other the situation continues to worsen. Workers are being PILLAGED. America is being pillaged. And it's time we stop fighting to band together and fix this faulty system.
The argument is "Why should someone get paid 30 bucks to flip burgers?" The answer is because companies can easily afford that. That money then goes back into the economy which trickles UP and creates even more jobs. Aside from this if your employer knows you have options and alternatives then they too must increase your portion of the company profits. The COMPANY - YOU help them build. The company that can't exist without your service YOU provide them. So if they don't want to share - then hey you have the option to go elsewhere. This is the right thing for ALL of us. Workers are consumers. Workers make it possible for companies to exist and as such deserve to have a wage that allows a comfortable lifestyle. THAT was the entire basis of the American Dream and what kept us from turning into a third world "shit-hole" DECENT- MORAL Wages allowed Americans to have a COMFORTABLE and "LAZY" lifestyle compared to the rest of the world. That's right our LAZINESS made us great not this forced overtime MORE productive insanity. Time to swim in the pool, have hobbies, and play in the yard with the kids and BBQ sets or polish the shiny new car. American morality was based on the unionization of labor and a fair economy that enabled MOST people the option to live decently. The one percent system we have now is a FAILED experiment. Trickle down libertarianism has failed us.
Bezos, Trump imagines it is the cream who rises to the top and finds the loopholes. I would argue there is far more potential out there than he can envision - and it's being killed by those with his mindset. How much of it has already been destroyed. This can't be measured and yet I know it to be true. I do not see it as the Cream who is rising to the top - it is the destroyers: The destroyers of compassion, progress, imagination, human uniqueness and our true potential. We must cultivate this once more to make this country what it can be.
Not only are unions an equalizer - they are a ladder to progress for the whole of humankind.