I have valuable skills. Why is it so difficult to find someone willing to cover the expenses of my basic human needs (food, water, shelter, electricity, learning) in exchange for honest work? How many talented millennials are currently slaving away at entry level service industry jobs to put food on their tables because they lack years of experience and can't afford to live on an unpaid internship to get those years of experience? Why is the industry that connects the planet and promises a future for American workers so inaccessible outside of a few big cities?
When will the big technology companies recognize that hiring rambunctious digital natives to disrupt the status quo of their company will help them disrupt the status quo of their industry?
I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I don't know what is anymore. I've learned to live in modest comfort on less than $20,000 a year in Florida, yet I'm still out of work, out of food, out of money, and out of patience for this broken system.
The biggest impact of the law is that it will diminish the political power of unions and drain their (already meager) strike reserves. Few workers voluntarily pay dues and proponents of Right to Work legislation know it. Without the money from mandatory dues, labor groups will be disadvantaged versus their opponents when trying to buy politicians. Once the opposition has been marginalized by lack of funding, you can expect to see some more aggressive legislation.
As my family is from Pittsburgh, our union story is a little bit different. My grandfather lived in the time when deaths were common in the steel mills and the unions fought the management for worker safety, medical expenses, and fair treatment. I don't think anyone can question that organized labor was necessary and good at that time. My father saw the other side of unions that has caused much of the public to turn against them. He encountered coworkers who refused to do anything more than the bare minimum as a matter of principle while receiving compensation and benefits far beyond what they deserved. When I was born, unions were a part of businesses leaving the state and even the country. My family relocated to Virginia (an employment at will, right to work state) when jobs became impossible to find in Pennsylvania. With a pro-business state government and plenty of DoD money, Virginia is even now the best place to find a job. Take that as you will.
As with other projects coming from The Obvious Corporation, Branch utilizes Twitter for signing in. I'm not very active on Twitter these days, so hopefully I won't just be talking to myself.
For my first branch, I started a public brainstorming session for an ambitious project of personal interest to me. My goal for this branch is to collaboratively develop a substantive business plan and crowd-funding strategies for this unique project.
If using Branch is not yet an option for you, feel free to contribute in the comments and invite other interested people to this open discussion.
Right now, it just looks like a polished, minimalist blogging site, but there are signs it will be developing into something much better. I suspect the little green circles are going to be important. I'll share more after I receive contributor access, but this project from The Obvious Corporation is already worth a look.
Anyway, here's some share bait for your pet sheeple.
Do you believe autonomy is the birthright of every being of every species? We do.
Do you believe the life supporting resources of the Earth are for all beings to share freely? We do.
Humans were formed from dust and enslaved themselves.
Freemonkeys evolved from monkeys and reject human authority.
Free yourself from the tyranny of humankind.
Be a Freemonkey.
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