The need to unionize against the modern slavery of piece work and piece jobs without benefits. (ODT)
The growth in secondary jobs has not just been confined to professionals. The economy experienced its strongest secondary jobs surge since June 2014 last year – driving the number of people with two jobs to 891,000, up from 779,000 in 2010.
More than 50,000 were added between March and September 2017 alone, according to Tuesday’s figures, which for the first time showed the volatile growth in secondary jobs by industry on a quarterly basis
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The corporate elites, which have seized control of ruling institutions including the government and destroyed labor unions, are re-establishing the inhumane labor conditions that characterized the 19th and early 20th centuries. When workers at General Motors carried out a 44-day sit-down strike in 1936, many were living in shacks that lacked heating and indoor plumbing; they could be laid off for weeks without compensation, had no medical or retirement benefits and often were fired without explanation. When they turned 40 their employment could be terminated. The average wage was about $900 a year at a time when the government determined that a family of four needed a minimum of $1,600 to live above the poverty line.
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