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SarasotaRepub
08-07-2010, 04:11 PM
STRIKE!!!! STRIKE!!!! STRIKE!!!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8895268)




Better Believe It http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-06-10 09:01 PM
Original message Newsweek: Have American Workers Had Enough? Employees are tired and disillusioned with employers


Have American Workers Had Enough?
Surveys show employees are tired and disillusioned with their employers.
by Nancy Cook
August 6, 2010


As companies cut a higher-than-expected 131,000 jobs in July, you can't blame the American worker for seething. Wages remain stagnant and unemployment is at 9.5 percent, even as employee productivity is at levels not seen since 2002. Much of the workforce has endured pay cuts, furloughs, and a loss of benefits. During the same time frame, corporate profits have rebounded, according to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Main Street may not be adding jobs, but Wall Street went on a hiring binge, and according to a recent report by Obama's executive-compensation czar, banks paid $1.58 billion in bonuses at the end of 2008, just days after receiving federal bailout money and dangerously close to the nexus of the financial collapse.

Is it any wonder the average employee is in a bad mood? "There's more of a divide in terms of compensation between senior executives and the average worker now," says Thomas Kochan, a professor of management at MIT. "This will have a lasting effect and lead to lower trust and lower confidence in management." If this environment lingers, it could lead to a profound cultural change in the way Americans view work.

Could this signal the return of workers' confidence and attitude—enough to ask for long overdue raises or the return of benefits that were taken away? New Yorker Ilana Arazie feels this change, even as she searches for a new full-time job. The 35-year-old lost her position in digital marketing at the Associated Press in November 2009. Since then, she survived through a mix of freelance writing and unemployment checks while launching a blog called Downtown Dharma. Five years ago, she dreamed of climbing the corporate ladder. Now she dreams of finding a position that does not consume her life. "I think people are less apt to take jobs that stick them in a cubicle," she says.

Even more nonsense at the linky...



This thread went exactly where I thought it would. But one post stood out for its utter stupidity...




TBF http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-07-10 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #32 (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8895268#8897521)

41. Demands from the left - A friend of mine wrote these demands several years ago, and they remain a good list today:

DEMANDS:

1) Universal Single Payer Health Care

2) Promotion/Development of Local Food Systems - WTF does THAT mean???

3) Government subsidized heating programs - For who???

4) 90% Reduction In Military Budget - HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

5) Immediate Development Of Nationwide Mass Transit System - Who pays? See (7)

6) Immediate Withdrawal Of US Troops From All Parts Of The Globe

7) Triple The Taxes For Anyone Making Over $75,000/ Year. Sliding Scale Tilting Upwards - Incredible

8) Immediate Dissolution Of All Federal Banking Systems followed by Creation Of Local Currencies

8) Elimination Of Rent/Mortgage - Free Condos in Boca!!!!!

10) Fair Trials For All Members Of The Senate - :rolleyes:

11) Open Borders For People, Closed Borders For Bananas

12) Elimination of all Free Trade Agreements

Naturally when I skip into my polling place and look for these issues on the ballot I'll be aroused and gleeful to pull that lever "in favor of" but lacking that I’d say it’s time for direct action.
__________________________________________________ __________
HOW TO DO IT:

- Massive boycotts and a general strike.

- A huge 'None of the above' vote-reform campaign



Who's in Da White House????

djones520
08-07-2010, 04:13 PM
I love the military budget cut. Lets solve unemployment by firing millions of people! :rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
08-07-2010, 04:19 PM
I love the military budget cut. Lets solve unemployment by firing millions of people! :rolleyes:


Doesn't matter djones, they all get a free condo in Boca!

And of course, if no free condo, DUmmies like mike_c would just say they deserve getting fired since they're all murders anyway.

PoliCon
08-07-2010, 06:14 PM
TBF (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-07-10 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #32

41. Demands from the left - A friend of mine wrote these demands several years ago, and they remain a good list today:

DEMANDS:

1) Universal Single Payer Health Care

2) Promotion/Development of Local Food Systems - WTF does THAT mean???

3) Government subsidized heating programs - For who???

4) 90% Reduction In Military Budget - HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

5) Immediate Development Of Nationwide Mass Transit System - Who pays? See (7)

6) Immediate Withdrawal Of US Troops From All Parts Of The Globe

7) Triple The Taxes For Anyone Making Over $75,000/ Year. Sliding Scale Tilting Upwards - Incredible

8) Immediate Dissolution Of All Federal Banking Systems followed by Creation Of Local Currencies

8) Elimination Of Rent/Mortgage - Free Condos in Boca!!!!!

10) Fair Trials For All Members Of The Senate -

11) Open Borders For People, Closed Borders For Bananas

12) Elimination of all Free Trade Agreements

Naturally when I skip into my polling place and look for these issues on the ballot I'll be aroused and gleeful to pull that lever "in favor of" but lacking that I’d say it’s time for direct action.
__________________________________________________ __________
HOW TO DO IT:

- Massive boycotts and a general strike.

- A huge 'None of the above' vote-reform campaign Is this crack whore serious?

djones520
08-08-2010, 04:59 AM
Doesn't matter djones, they all get a free condo in Boca!

And of course, if no free condo, DUmmies like mike_c would just say they deserve getting fired since they're all murders anyway.

Not what he would say, what he HAS said. I got him to admit it on my last mole run.

Sonnabend
08-08-2010, 05:08 AM
7) Triple The Taxes For Anyone Making Over $75,000/ Year. Sliding Scale Tilting Upwards -

...except for any and all Democrats.

warpig
08-08-2010, 10:14 AM
...except for any and all Democrats.

I think that it has been shown they don't and won't pay their taxes anyway.

lacarnut
08-08-2010, 11:33 AM
I think that it has been shown they don't and won't pay their taxes anyway.

Those 16,000 new IRS auditors hired could be used to audit every politician in DC and around the country. I betcha there is a shit-pot full of money there. Those that have evaded taxes like Hillary, Rangel, tiny Tim G., etc should be behind bars.

Dan D. Doty
08-08-2010, 01:14 PM
90% cut of the Military?

Just makes it a lot easier to kick their asses out.

Moonbats, thinking isn't their strong point.

All they want ( once again) a Socialist Utopia, which is nothing more then a dull, sad fantasy that other lame brains have been trying for almost a hundred years; dictatorship, loss of liberty, starvation, mass excutions.

No maker how many times its tried ( and failed) the Moonbats are stupid/crazy enough to do it again because they look for answers that make them feel good, rather then looking for something that works.

hoplophobe
08-10-2010, 10:02 AM
7) Triple The Taxes For Anyone Making Over $75,000/ Year. Sliding Scale Tilting Upwards - Incredible

8) Immediate Dissolution Of All Federal Banking Systems followed by Creation Of Local Currencies

So the gov't would collect money in these local currencies too. Wouldn't there be some issues with that?

Dan D. Doty
08-10-2010, 04:08 PM
So the gov't would collect money in these local currencies too. Wouldn't there be some issues with that?

" Local " currencies is how the Japanese kept track and control of people in China during WWII because your money would be worthless outside of where you lived. Moonbats want nothing more then to control people.

PoliCon
08-10-2010, 04:17 PM
" Local " currencies is how the Japanese kept track and control of people in China during WWII because your money would be worthless outside of where you lived. Moonbats want nothing more then to control people.

bingo!!

JB
08-10-2010, 05:52 PM
Is this crack whore serious?LMAO.

Crack whores have more sense than that.