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Freedom of association in the US??

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Aug 7 2005 18:51
Freedom of association in the US??

Not sure where to put this but bloody hell

http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/workersrights/eye7_2005.cfm

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Aug 8 2005 15:51

Scary stuff, and ironically contradicts the propoganda of

companies like Wal-Mart and Starbucks ("we're all partners").

red n black star

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Aug 8 2005 16:13
Anarchoneilist wrote:
companies like Wal-Mart and Starbucks ("we're all partners").

red n black star

It is horrible to think of how the reality caused by this new change will contrast with the image the corporations want to put forth. Maybe now people will be able to see the lies behind the whole image more clearly. Still, it is a horrifying change.

Be well,

Rob Mills

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Aug 8 2005 16:33

Hi

I’ll stir it up a little…

Cantdo, Does the NLRB's action make the U.S. more economically efficient?

Working for an employer who chooses to impose these rules is optional, the market works both ways. Is this really such a big deal?

I know some people who’d welcome their employer preventing their co-workers from fraternising with them. Is it against every worker’s best interests?

Love

Chris

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Aug 8 2005 16:38
Lazy Riser wrote:
Cantdo, Does the NLRB's action make the U.S. more economically efficient?

Yeah - so does almost every anti-worker action by bosses

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Working for an employer who chooses to impose these rules is optional, the market works both ways. Is this really such a big deal?

So they can just go "on their bike"?

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I know some people who’d welcome their employer preventing their co-workers from fraternising with them. Is it against every worker’s best interests?

Yes.

Any counter-examples?

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Aug 8 2005 17:01

Hi

Thanks for replying John…

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Does the NLRB's action make the U.S. more economically efficient?
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Yeah - so does almost every anti-worker action by bosses

I don't know about that my friend. The US economy has being slowing down in real terms for a while, it fiddles it’s productivity stats for propaganda, which accounts for the weak dollar, picking up now due to returns on the war. The U.S. bourgeoisie sacrifice economic efficiency for the sake of increasing levels of authoritarian social control. To my mind, this is a component of the crisis of capital, if there is one.

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So they can just go "on their bike"?

They won’t have to, if I read the detail of the article correctly, for the vast majority of occupations, if the employer attempts to introduce such controls on its workforce then the employees will be entitled to hefty compensation for violation of their constitutional rights.

I know plenty of people in this country who are under strict instructions from their superiors not to divulge their salaries to their colleagues, or over fraternise with their subordinates.

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Is it against every worker’s best interests?
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Yes

Fair enough mate, I slipped that one in for fun. Some small minded little scabs will secretly welcome it, but they’ll get theirs and no mistake.

Love

Chris