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Thanks for subscribing to /c/[email protected] ! Now that we've grown (and are growing) so quickly, I've had some calls to discuss what this community is for!

What we stand for

As the sidebar says, Work Reform aims to increase the share of rewards reaped by the workers (as opposed to capitalists - be it shareholders or owners), and make work more equitable. We do NOT aim to abolish labor altogether - I personally don’t think that’s a viable societal system. There is no known system in human history where majority of the population can subsist without doing anything in return.

What we need to do

I see a few things necessary to reform the current economic system - let’s call it Awareness, Advocacy and Action:

  • Awareness means getting people to realise that the corporate propaganda they’re hearing isn’t the whole truth.
  • Advocacy means going out and telling people to join the cause, form a local union, etc.
  • Action means taking organized action - writing to politicians, organising dialogues and strikes, etc.

What this space can be used for

In short, all of the above!

  • To raise Awareness, you can post anything that talks about the issue of wage disparity. That means venting about scummy practices, that means posting news that counters corporate propaganda, and that means posting memes and screenshots of relevant tweets.
  • To engage in Advocacy, you can post news about organised action taking place elsewhere that we can celebrate or contribute to.
  • To take Action, you can start a local chapter of your union, organize/engage in online campaigns, etc. This space can be used to help gather people for that purpose.

I personally think the most important thing now is to get more people to rally behind the cause (which means Action and Advocacy). But some of you have really good ideas on taking Action. So feel free to use this space for that purpose.

As it grows, we can discuss how best to use this community as well, so the rules may evolve over time.

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The Basque Country’s Mondragón Corporation is the globe’s largest industrial co-operative, with workers paying for the right to share in its profits – and its losses. In return for giving more to their employer, they expect more back.

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I found this an extremely realistic, thoughtful perspective on why unions are gaining momentum and how we can continue to win back power for ourselves and our communities.

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I haven't found the exact date, but it'll be effective ~~130~~ 120 days after publishing in the federal register.

Edit: typo

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Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave discuss Supreme Court hearing a case between Starbucks and the National Labor Relations Board.

Short Summary

  1. Starbucks fired seven baristas at a Tennessee store for allegedly violating company policy by inviting a TV news crew into the store after working hours.
  2. The employees believe their termination was due to their union organizing activities.
  3. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) agreed with the employees' perspective on their firing.
  4. A judge approved the NLRB's request to reinstate the workers.
  5. The case has escalated to the Supreme Court as Starbucks challenges the standard used by federal judges to decide if workers should be rehired after unionizing.
  6. A ruling against the NLRB could potentially weaken labor organizing efforts.
  7. The NLRB uses a 10j injunction to temporarily halt enforcement actions while issues are pending.
  8. Legal experts express concern that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Starbucks could negatively impact labor actions.
  9. Employers often use pretexts to justify firing employees, highlighting the importance of mechanisms like the NLRB to hold them accountable for illegal retaliatory behavior.
  10. The attorney representing Starbucks in the case is Lisa Blatt, who is arguing her 50th case before the Supreme Court.

10(j) Injunction Activity at the National Labor Relations Board [A]

Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act authorizes the National Labor Relations Board to seek temporary injunctions against employers and unions in federal district courts to stop unfair labor practices while the case is being litigated before administrative law judges and the Board. These temporary injunctions are needed to protect the process of collective bargaining and employee rights under the Act, and to ensure that Board decisions will be meaningful. The section was added as part of a set of reforms to the Act in 1947. Over the years, all NLRB General Counsels have made use of this effective enforcement tool, as shown in this chart [1].

There are 15 categories of labor disputes in which Section 10(j) injunctions may be appropriate, listed here [2]. Under NLRB processes, potential cases are identified by Regional Offices and reviewed by the General Counsel, who must seek authorization from the Board before proceeding to court. Below is a list of all 10(j) injunction cases authorized by the Board since September 1, 2010, with status updates.

Links:

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Excellent news!

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A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans to remove constraints on employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers.

The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel advanced the child labor legislation, House Bill 156, along with House Bill 119, which would slash the amount of time for which people can collect unemployment aid. A third bill the committee approved, House Bill 529, would change how workers' compensation wages are calculated in ways that could reduce benefits received by some injured laborers.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/workreform

the colleague in question feels that only her way of doing things is the right one and expects me to adapt to her way of thinking and her logic. This is tiring and burdensome because I have to force me to stop doing things automatically and efficiently, but think how she wants it done and do it her way. I work worse when this happens.

There are several ways to reach the same goal and I always adapt according to the situation at hand. I do what feels logic at the time and work my way.

I already told the charge nurse charge about it but I don't know if she had a conversation with this coworker and what was said.

The message has to be neutral and polite. What do you think of this?

I feel you believe you are my boss. You are not. Stop telling me how to work. It's tiring. You have your way of doing things, I've got mine, both equally good. Should you have a problem with this, contact the charge or manager. I'm gonna go work now.

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cross-posted from: https://linux.community/post/792581

Overbearing manager means somebody for whom relaxing after doing your job or reading on downtime means lazying around.

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submitted 1 week ago by TheRealJefe to c/workreform

Second, seemingly legit, job posting that's contacted me after the fact to download Signal/Telegram. I'm in now way going to do it, not that dumb, just wondering if this is a new trend I'm not aware of?

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Work Reform

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A place to discuss positive changes that can make work more equitable, and to vent about current practices. We are NOT against work; we just want the fruits of our labor to be recognized better.

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