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I'm a little confused about the term starvation wages when most companies have pushed their pay rates up and not just a little bit in order to entice workers to apply or return to their jobs. I mean, what do you consider is a number that rises above starvation wages?

For the last few years we've been talking about $15 an hour and now those pay rates are in effect. They're being offered. Taco Bell in my neighborhood has a sign that says $16 an hour to start plus a sign on bonus.

This glut of unfilled jobs is having a ripple effect all around the world.

When you think of the supply chain, the hundreds of boats aren't likely anchored offshore just because there aren't enough workers to offload their containers. Think also a lack of room to store the containers at the ports until they can be trucked/railed across the country by companies also experiencing labor shortages, to warehouses also experiencing shortages in the labor required to unload and then pick and pack to ship these goods off to their final retail destinations which are also experiencing labor shortages. Add in steps for other destinations in industries like assembly and manufacturing which are awaiting parts to finish their own product while experiencing similar labor shortages and also must send their finished products back into that supply chain.

Whether it was multiple rounds of stimulus or enhanced unemployment benefits or eviction/foreclosure moratoriums or resistance to vaccine/mask mandates or layoffs/redundancies during lockdowns or people not wanting to risk their health a large part of the workforce, mostly of course members of households where two or more work(ed), realized they could get by (or even thrive) with only one working. If just 5% (and I imagine it will be much higher than that when it all shakes out) of the US workforce decided they were done working, that would be 8 million jobs going unfilled and those ripple effects will be felt up and down both the workforce and the supply chain.

Like it or not, Covid 19 and our (over?)reaction to it has fundamentally changed our workforce.


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

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7 minutes ago, HipKat said:

I'm a little confused about the term starvation wages when most companies have pushed their pay rates up and not just a little bit in order to entice workers to apply or return to their jobs. I mean, what do you consider is a number that rises above starvation wages?

For the last few years we've been talking about $15 an hour and now those pay rates are in effect. They're being offered. Taco Bell in my neighborhood has a sign that says $16 an hour to start plus a sign on bonus.

This glut of unfilled jobs is having a ripple effect all around the world.

When you think of the supply chain, the hundreds of boats aren't likely anchored offshore just because there aren't enough workers to offload their containers. Think also a lack of room to store the containers at the ports until they can be trucked/railed across the country by companies also experiencing labor shortages, to warehouses also experiencing shortages in the labor required to unload and then pick and pack to ship these goods off to their final retail destinations which are also experiencing labor shortages. Add in steps for other destinations in industries like assembly and manufacturing which are awaiting parts to finish their own product while experiencing similar labor shortages and also must send their finished products back into that supply chain.

Whether it was multiple rounds of stimulus or enhanced unemployment benefits or eviction/foreclosure moratoriums or resistance to vaccine/mask mandates or layoffs/redundancies during lockdowns or people not wanting to risk their health a large part of the workforce, mostly of course members of households where two or more work(ed), realized they could get by (or even thrive) with only one working. If just 5% (and I imagine it will be much higher than that when it all shakes out) of the US workforce decided they were done working, that would be 8 million jobs going unfilled and those ripple effects will be felt up and down both the workforce and the supply chain.

Like it or not, Covid 19 and our (over?)reaction to it has fundamentally changed our workforce.

The system has a massive flaw. Owners want to maximize profit by paying the least amount in costs. Workers want the most amount of money for the least amount of work. Right now, business owners across the country have a massive edge in the power dynamic in the work place. The destruction of effective labor unions has crushed this country's work for decades. People are starting to wake up to the fact that we have it WORSE now than our parents did before us. Yea, we have tons of amazing technology that has made our world simpler, but if you can't make a decent living, how much better is your life? A lot of this wealth was created by outsourcing good paying US jobs. We exploite other countries just to keep costs down. Well guess what? When there is a problem with the supply chain, or workers shut down, the system crumbles. The system is not designed to benefit all. It's designed to benefit the few. The ugly underbelly of capitalism has been exposed. I heard soooo many right wingers during the pandemic say, "this is a trial run for socialism". These dumb fucks are so propagandized to not recognize the inevitable collapse of capitalism. They can't see it crumbling in front of their eyes 

No one should work 40 hours a week without being able to afford decent housing. People are forced to live with their parents for longer just to save enough money to get a foothold. This is delaying young people from starting families (not to mention costs of raising a kid). This leads to lower birthrates. Then corporations continue to rely on undocumented and documented immigrants to keep labor costs low.

Don't blame workers. Are unions perfect? Nope. But they are much better than the current alternative of businesses taking advantage of workers and destroying our planet.

They myth of "working hard to become wealthy" is a fucking joke. It's propaganda the wealthy feed the poors.


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5 hours ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

The system has a massive flaw. Owners want to maximize profit by paying the least amount in costs. Workers want the most amount of money for the least amount of work. Right now, business owners across the country have a massive edge in the power dynamic in the work place. The destruction of effective labor unions has crushed this country's work for decades. People are starting to wake up to the fact that we have it WORSE now than our parents did before us. Yea, we have tons of amazing technology that has made our world simpler, but if you can't make a decent living, how much better is your life? A lot of this wealth was created by outsourcing good paying US jobs. We exploite other countries just to keep costs down. Well guess what? When there is a problem with the supply chain, or workers shut down, the system crumbles. The system is not designed to benefit all. It's designed to benefit the few. The ugly underbelly of capitalism has been exposed. I heard soooo many right wingers during the pandemic say, "this is a trial run for socialism". These dumb fucks are so propagandized to not recognize the inevitable collapse of capitalism. They can't see it crumbling in front of their eyes 

No one should work 40 hours a week without being able to afford decent housing. People are forced to live with their parents for longer just to save enough money to get a foothold. This is delaying young people from starting families (not to mention costs of raising a kid). This leads to lower birthrates. Then corporations continue to rely on undocumented and documented immigrants to keep labor costs low.

Don't blame workers. Are unions perfect? Nope. But they are much better than the current alternative of businesses taking advantage of workers and destroying our planet.

They myth of "working hard to become wealthy" is a fucking joke. It's propaganda the wealthy feed the poors.

Comrade!

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12 hours ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

The system has a massive flaw. Owners want to maximize profit by paying the least amount in costs. Workers want the most amount of money for the least amount of work. Right now, business owners across the country have a massive edge in the power dynamic in the work place. The destruction of effective labor unions has crushed this country's work for decades. People are starting to wake up to the fact that we have it WORSE now than our parents did before us. Yea, we have tons of amazing technology that has made our world simpler, but if you can't make a decent living, how much better is your life? A lot of this wealth was created by outsourcing good paying US jobs. We exploite other countries just to keep costs down. Well guess what? When there is a problem with the supply chain, or workers shut down, the system crumbles. The system is not designed to benefit all. It's designed to benefit the few. The ugly underbelly of capitalism has been exposed. I heard soooo many right wingers during the pandemic say, "this is a trial run for socialism". These dumb fucks are so propagandized to not recognize the inevitable collapse of capitalism. They can't see it crumbling in front of their eyes 

No one should work 40 hours a week without being able to afford decent housing. People are forced to live with their parents for longer just to save enough money to get a foothold. This is delaying young people from starting families (not to mention costs of raising a kid). This leads to lower birthrates. Then corporations continue to rely on undocumented and documented immigrants to keep labor costs low.

Don't blame workers. Are unions perfect? Nope. But they are much better than the current alternative of businesses taking advantage of workers and destroying our planet.

They myth of "working hard to become wealthy" is a fucking joke. It's propaganda the wealthy feed the poors.

Dude, Business 101 is maximize profits while keeping expenses down. That's what every business on Earth does. As for unions, about 90% of workers are not union anymore. What a coincidence, huh?

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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