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As you grew older, have you become more liberal or conservative?


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1 month ago - Wednesday 5/5/21 - 11:15:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/26/21 - 2:16:12 PM CowDung wrote:
I would have a lot more respect for labor Unions if they used their resources to supply (or subsidize) skills training/continuing education as one of their member benefits rather than just push for higher and higher wages for people to do the same level of work.



Actually, many locals do provide training and skills workshops. I know that teacher's unions provide professional development courses several times a year that are job-related like working with kids in trauma, de-escalating conflict, dealing with mental health issues with students, school safety and so on besides workshops on knowing rights and contractual issues.

This is common among many types of labor unions.
1 month ago - Wednesday 5/5/21 - 2:39:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's good to hear, but not all that surprising, considering that those classes are likely required for license renewals. The cynic in me wonders if this is a source of revenue for the Union (costs paid by school districts or US DoE).

I was thinking more along the lines of subsidizing pre-apprenticeship training courses where one can potentially move from a minimum wage type of job to a sustainable career.

1 month ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 12:09:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
I had a tuition reimbursement program that taught me the basics of blueprint reading.

That’s how I have the job I have now.

Plus my engineering degree. Plus my time spent assembling medical devices. But the blueprint reading classes did help me hit the ground running.

I had just learned the gd&t basics and was actively engaged in pouring over the prints at work. Went quickly from a basic idea to a thorough understanding. Still have questions sometimes but it wasn’t as much of a base for my job but more of a spark for my further learning.

I think that’s mostly corporate governance guiding a lot of that though. No formal association with any organized labor as far as I’m aware. Unless they’re secretly manipulating me.

Sometimes I believe there’s a secret puppet master bent on chaos that’s aggressively controlling my day to day life. Then I have a beer and forget about it
1 month ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 4:59:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/5/21 - 2:39:06 PM CowDung wrote:
That's good to hear, but not all that surprising, considering that those classes are likely required for license renewals. The cynic in me wonders if this is a source of revenue for the Union (costs paid by school districts or US DoE). I was thinking more along the lines of subsidizing pre-apprenticeship training courses where one can potentially move from a minimum wage type of job to a sustainable career.


Generally unions limit the number of apprentices as a ratio of skilled workers because employers like to use them as cheap labour and then lay them off them they become fully qualified.
1 month ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 6:35:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought one of the benefits of being in a Union is that they help find work for their members. A work site needs 15 electricians, they call up the Union and get the 15 electricians they need...

1 month ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 9:56:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah electricians not barely trained kids on 25% of the pay.... and your idea of Unions is probably based on the 1960's.

Let me remind you. 89% of American workers don't belong to a union and WTF would anyone pay union fees to have a minimum wage job?
1 month ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 11:10:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lots of people apparently do. The grocery worker union has 835,000 members (US and Canadia). Unions are constantly trying to get Walmart employees to Unionize...


1 month ago - Monday 5/10/21 - 11:37:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
How many members of this union earn minimum wage?
1 month ago - Monday 5/10/21 - 11:41:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
and why would the Grocery workers union subsidise apprenticeships for teenagers? To qualify for what?
1 month ago - Monday 5/10/21 - 11:45:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Unions are constantly trying to get Walmart employees to Unionize... (But they don't want to pay union fees when they are working in a minimum wage job) ... f'ing ..
1 month ago - Monday 5/10/21 - 11:46:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/10/21 - 11:41:16 AM Boredofu wrote:
and why would the Grocery workers union subsidise apprenticeships for teenagers? To qualify for what?


Teenagers?

1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 4:55:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Do do know what an apprentice is don't you?

Or is this all just theory to you?
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 5:03:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
And before you get into your classic diversion tactics. What would be thee relevant apprenticeship for a member of the Grocery Workers Union? You flunked High School for whatever reason, you got a job at the circle K stacking shelves. What's your next bold move within the industry?
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 8:34:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/11/21 - 4:55:23 AM Boredofu wrote:
Do do know what an apprentice is don't you? Or is this all just theory to you?


Just trying to figure out why you are assuming teenagers...
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 8:36:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/11/21 - 5:03:30 AM Boredofu wrote:
And before you get into your classic diversion tactics. What would be thee relevant apprenticeship for a member of the Grocery Workers Union? You flunked High School for whatever reason, you got a job at the circle K stacking shelves. What's your next bold move within the industry?


Why do they have to stay within the industry?


On Sunday 5/2/21 - 12:56:25 PM CowDung wrote:
Changing industries and/or careers might be a necessary step in getting out of the minimum wage workforce.
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 10:04:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Career? Too many ppl don’t have time, support, knowledge, drive, resources, exposure, money to focus on a career. They’re too busy holding down three jobs that don’t pay enough so that they can make ends meet. Like, eating is important to some ppl. Rent seems to matter to some people. And pesky things like heat and gas in their cars to get to their crappy paying jobs. Notice I didn’t say the jobs were crappy, just that they pay crappy. Because minimum wage isn’t enough.
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 10:36:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/26/21 - 11:49:26 AM CowDung wrote:
If it takes government intervention to subsidize training programs as an unemployment benefit or something like that, I could support that. Keeping people trapped in minimum wage jobs (with periodic raises to the minimum wage level) does nothing to really improve their situation.

1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 10:47:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Again, the reality is that if the wages are raised to be higher than the value of the work (or the cost of automating the job), it really doesn't help- - the worker's job goes away and they have even less.
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 12:50:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:04:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
The studies I've seen indicate that it isn't so clear cut as that article portrays it- - particularly since they [in the article you linked] are looking at older minimum wage hikes, not the jump to $15/hour.

I'll grant you that job loss isn't the only outcome, employers also tend to cut hours in response to the increases.

We are already seeing more self checkout lanes at stores- - do you think they are independent of wage increases?
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:04:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
"UW study finds Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs"

"The city’s escalating minimum wage has meant a slight increase in pay among workers earning up to $19 per hour, but the hours worked in such jobs have shrunk, a study commissioned by the city found. It estimates there would be 5,000 more such jobs without the Seattle law."

https://www.seattletimes.com/busine...
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:05:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
What about statistically marginalized rural areas?
1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:15:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:05:58 PM amaqdrinker wrote:
What about statistically marginalized rural areas?


Not sure there are any rural areas where they've tried the $15 minimum wage, is there? Minimum wage for farm workers tends to be quite a bit less than typical minimum wage rates. Not sure how the push for $15 seeks to address this.

1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 1:28:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know anywhere around here that pays minimum wage. All the fast food and convenience stores are advertising $10 to $11 an hour.

1 month ago - Tuesday 5/11/21 - 2:21:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/11/21 - 5:03:30 AM Boredofu wrote:
And before you get into your classic diversion tactics. What would be thee relevant apprenticeship for a member of the Grocery Workers Union? You flunked High School for whatever reason, you got a job at the circle K stacking shelves. What's your next bold move within the industry?
Why do they have to stay within the industry?
On Sunday 5/2/21 - 12:56:25 PM CowDung wrote:
Changing industries and/or careers might be a necessary step in getting out of the minimum wage workforce.
On Tuesday 5/11/21 - 8:36:20 AM CowDung wrote:



Why would workers in one union pay for other workers to train to work in another industry?

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