The price of a worker's life in America: Caterpillar fined only $145,000 for willfully ignoring safety requirements causing a man to fall to his death in a vat of molten iron by Countach_3D in LaborRights

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lol a fucking bulldozer is worth more than a human life (two human lives!)

The price of a worker's life in America: Caterpillar fined only $145,000 for willfully ignoring safety requirements causing a man to fall to his death in a vat of molten iron by Countach_3D in LaborRights

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For comparison, the $145,027 fine is > 0.003% of Caterpillar's $4.5 billion profit last year - less than half the price of a medium-sized bulldozer, less than two days' pay for their CEO.

Cops ARREST Striking Food Service Workers Right Off Picket Line (6:27) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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We have this guy the local cops call "dookey butt". They will go out of their way to not arrest him because he is famous for shitting in the back seat of a police car and smearing it everywhere and then wiping his shitty body on everything and everybody in the police station.

Are Unvaxed Canadians the New Temporary Working Class? (9:09) ~ Clyde Do Something by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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The problems of today could be solved by doing what the government did in the past- NOTHING.

Americans scream FEMA camps are the only solution for natural disasters, but San Francisco recovered from the 1906 earthquake without government help.

Americans insist concentration camps are the only answer to viruses, but the government did nothing about a cholera outbreak in 1832.

Americans say the only possible solutions to deal with illegal immigrants are to build a wall, have warrantless searches, DNA databases, license plate scanners, and build concentration camps, but the US used to have open borders.

Americans say the only solution to recessions is to give billion dollar bailouts to bankers who commit fraud and give welfare to the lazy, but the US recovered from the Panic of 1893 without government action.

The government starts a problem and offers a solution. Why not avoid starting a problem in the first place?

If the government starts a trade war that kills the economy and then offers bailouts, why not just avoid starting a trade war in the first place?

If the government increases the minimum wage and regulations that kill businesses and raise prices and then offers welfare, why not just reduce the minimum wage and regulations?

The government is not a holy god. The government is force.

Why not allow the free market to handle problems?

The private market and charities cannot provide disaster relief?

The free market cannot provide medical care, delivery companies, railroads, airports, schools, fire departments, private mediation, and security companies?

Do your shoes come from government shoe factories?

Can't churches teach morals?

Do you really trust the government to tell you what the truth is?

Does the government spend your money better than you do?

People don't have any personal responsibility?

Can't you move away from people you don't like?

Can't you save money to prepare for downturns?

Can't Americans boycott products with cheap prices instead of begging for a trade war that kills the economy?

Can't Americans quit low paying jobs, learn a skill, move to another city, or start a business instead of thinking a minimum wage will magically make them rich with no unintended consequences?

Is tyranny something that only affects others, but not you?

Are Americans retarded children?

Didn't tyranny kill millions of people in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia?

Think.

The 100th Starbucks Store Votes To Join Union! (16:36) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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I hope this spreads to every retailer and every business in the USA.

Workers WINNING: Starbucks and Amazon Workers Building Union Momentum (10:23) ~ Status Coup News by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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The powers that be will hire some ringers to go in and bust them up from the inside before they get organized.

Can you Sue an Employer Who Mandates Vaccines? by carn0ld03 in LaborRights

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In the legal community has been that, at least in the private sector, employers may require at-will employees to be vaccinated, subject to accommodations that may be required for medical or religious reasons, the EEOC’s position, specifically that employers can indeed require a COVID-19 vaccine, even if issued under an EUA. From employers’ perspective, the key question in this case appears to be whether the EEOC’s guidance is as fully applicable to public employers, such as DADC, as it appears to be to private employers.

Why Americans Should Refuse to Return to the Office by carn0ld03 in LaborRights

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Yes don't return to the office, Biden has a few million crossing the border to fill all those positions and for much less pay.

[FairTube] YouTubers Union Fully Incorporated! (OK YouTube, you had it coming) (18:43) ~ JoergSprave by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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https://FairTube.info

FairTube – An initiative aiming to better YouTube
~ David Ingrusee, August 12, 2019
https://Indie-Hive.com/fairtube

 

See also:
http://FairUseTube.org

disproving minimum wage w-r-t gig economies by eh-non-plus in LaborRights

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Imagine the culmination of market forces that led to a gig provider only providing a portion of the contracted services

- left the contract while being paid minimum wage.

This is no polite accident.

An immense force would be the only reason for a provider to leave a contract while getting paid to do nothing.

Blue-Check HOLLYWOOD Won't Push BIDEN To Help People! (12:43) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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Someone should create /s/Hollywood.

Thomas Frank on Anti-Populism's Surprising History (42:37) ~ The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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See also an older episode:

Thomas Frank: All Aboard The Oblivion Express! (33:58) ~ The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, 2018-07-20

"REDNECK" a weaponized term explained in today's Tin Foil Hat podcast episode with Ryan Dawson explained from 57:50 to 1:07:50. May Day and Labour Day origins are also not properly promoted either. The powers that be want us to forget your activist history. MOAR LINX in comments. by JasonCarswell in LaborRights

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The origins of "redneck" is really interesting and intentionally lost to time. May Day and Labour Day origins are also not properly promoted either. The powers that be want you to forget our activist history.

Redneckonomics is the name of a progressive YouTube channel and she explains the lost "redneck" origins, from 22m11s to 29m11s, in a brief summary of the PBS 3hr documentary on Coal Mining - in "All Green New Deals Are Not Created Equal" by Redneckonomics (2018-12-13) - An authentic progressive channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvPdcgyUqag YouTube, posted: /s/Socialism/comments/cy7/redneck_lost_origins_of_the_term_explained_22m11s/

Talk about synchronicity, in today's Tin Foil Hat podcast episode, Ryan Dawson explains the origins of "Rednecks" too, from 57:50 to 1:07:50, posted: "Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli #164: The Birth Of ISIS with Ryan Dawson" by Sam Tripoli (2019-02-13) /s/TinFoilHat/comments/cz7/tin_foil_hat_with_sam_tripoli_164_the_birth_of/

We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits (HBO) [8:16] by magnora7 in LaborRights

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Bye

We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits (HBO) [8:16] by magnora7 in LaborRights

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Damn this is interesting. It really gets down to brass tacks