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Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

and you slander the one type of organisation that is, historically, the tried-and-tested best way of negotiating higher wages: labour unions.
The concept of unions is fine, its just that too many are corrupt and self-serving and care nothing for their members.

Here unions are a stepping stone to politics, no-one actually gives a shit about doing anything useful for the members while they're serving their time at a union.
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uziq
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what if i told you ... the history and importance of unions in the last 150 years is more than internecine australian squabbling on the irrelevant antipodes of the earth.

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Dilbert_X
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We're talking about now, not 150 years ago.
Please try to keep up.

I could bore you with my direct experience of unions in the UK in the late 90s if you like.
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uziq
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unions are relevant and are effective now. we're in the age of amazon and starbucks precariat-class workers unionizing for the first time.

i thought you were tuned in to the zeitgeist, dilbs? what happened?

talking about the 1990s? have another moan about blair whilst we're walking down memory lane, why don't you.
Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

unions are relevant and are effective now. we're in the age of amazon and starbucks precariat-class workers unionizing for the first time.
And in a few short years they'll be in bed with the management raking in a nice salary from members dues in return for nothing.
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uziq
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unfortunately for you most of the people organizing and promoting unionism among amazon workers are BLM-adjacent people of colour and working-class migrants. can't see puerto rican baristas getting in bed with the management any time soon.

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Dilbert_X
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Ha ha OK

Soon they won't be baristas, they'll be union reps.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2022-08-06 02:46:43)

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uziq
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and good for them? delivering better working conditions for their workers.

what exactly is your point here? that some people make a career out of unions? lol omg. gotcha!!!!!!!!

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