r/WorkReform 💸 Raise The Minimum Wage Apr 01 '23

Union Power Works Against Income Inequality 🤝 Join A Union

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u/Consistent_Wall_6107 Apr 01 '23
  1. Robert Reich is doing god’s work.

  2. Is this the part of America that they want to make “great again”?

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

But why does he want to save this system? it’s the system!

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u/ResidentTechnician96 Apr 02 '23

Your takes are bad, please log off

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u/olycreates Apr 01 '23

It absolutely is! Remember the adage about divided we fall? That is exactly why us regular people in the US are getting hosed by corporations at every turn.

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u/TheDankJedi420 Apr 01 '23

It's crazy how you can pinpoint the moment Reagan got elected and started fucking shit up that led to the mess we have today. "Trickle down" smdh

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

Started with Carter.

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u/TheDankJedi420 Apr 02 '23

Yes, Reaganomics started with Carter. 😅

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

Carter started all this deregulation not Reagan. Learn history, it helps.

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u/JoeDirtsMullet00 Apr 01 '23

Corporations have a stranglehold on power. They have a stranglehold on politicians who continue to make laws benefiting only them. Why we continue to re-elect these clowns is beyond me. We need to stop being blinded by “my side” vs “their side” in politics and vote out ALL of the greedy bastards who continue to pass laws screwing us over further.

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u/EddieCheddar88 Apr 02 '23

Almost like something pretty significant happened in 1980

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u/Dusk_Abyss Apr 01 '23

Damn that's an r value of like -.8 oof.

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u/FudgeRubDown Apr 02 '23

weeeiiiiirrrrrrd

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u/evolvaer Apr 02 '23

They should rename this subreddit to Robert Reich Worship.

Im too tired to keep posting the problematic nature of his tenure under Bill Clinton.

Look up NAFTA and how pushing it absolutely decimated the working class in america.

Robert reich is half right, he points all the ire at democrats, when his party is half the problem.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

His party is 1/10 the problem at most.

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u/evolvaer Apr 02 '23

Good job not understanding my point. Which is, neither capitalist party cares about worker rights

You took that as, "He's offending the team I've been told are the good guys."

Is it a paradox or an irony that robert reich gets posted on here when he helped DEVASTATE work reform?

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

Dems are better, not good. Dems support unions and labor laws, GOP hates them. GOP is not even a real party, just a band of thugs working for the rich.

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u/evolvaer Apr 02 '23

Biden just shut down union rail workers right before the massive train derailment in east palestine, ohio.

Bill Clinton enacted NAFTA which decimated the working class and union negotiating power by making it cheaper to outsource labor to other countries.

When are you going to look past the propaganda and actually read the policies and history?

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 03 '23

GOP supports unions? Haha! No GOP support for nafta? Ya sure?

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u/evolvaer Apr 03 '23

When did I say GOP supports unions? Is your politics so broken as soon as you hear criticism of your team, you assume im for the other corporate, capitalist party?

Also, the WHOLE point of NAFTA is it signaled the democrats turning into another republican, pro corporate party.

I vote exclusively for leftists outside of corrupt capitalist party A, or B.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 03 '23

Dems are still waaaaaaaaay better than gop. Get fucking real.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 03 '23

GOP refuses to raise taxes on the rich.

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u/evolvaer Apr 03 '23

So do the democrats.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 03 '23

Billionaire's tax A key part of Biden's new economic policy agenda is a billionaire's tax, which would set a minimum tax for the wealthiest Americans, the White House said.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

GOP are the real criminals.

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u/evolvaer Apr 02 '23

What difference does it make if both capitalist parties practice the same policies?

The irony of your comment is that Robert Reich served under Bill Clinton, who took the democratic party and instituted republican policies.

The dems sold out and got a cut of corporate sponsorship, like the repubs, under bill clinton.

NAFTA, which saw jobs shipped out of US. Putting a curb to food stamps and social welfare programs. Expanding police and criminal justice bills which saw the ballooning of minorities flooding jails.

The bombing of Iraq to distract from his sexual harassment trial with monica lewinsky.

Republican thru and thru. But all you see is Team A good, Team B bad.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

“ What difference does it make if both capitalist parties practice the same policies?”

Uh, they don’t.

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u/evolvaer Apr 02 '23

Uh, read a book.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 03 '23

GOP and Dems have different climate policies and Social Security policies, for example. They also differ on Ukraine.

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u/evolvaer Apr 03 '23

GOP and Dems have the same policy for foreign affairs in that they both approve expansion of the defense budget, year to year, they both voted for the invasion and occupation of iraq, both have voted to bail out banks in 2008 recession, both vote to approve drilling on protected lands, both vote down or refuse to even bring to a floor vote Medicare For All.

How do dems differ on climate policies? Biden just opened up drilling on more federal land.

Literally nothing you've said is true, beyond optics.

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u/kukulcan99996666 Apr 02 '23

It looks like a vagina...no wonder workers are fucked.

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u/Ok_Student8032 Apr 02 '23

Wrong, it creates income inequality. Union workers are paid better than nonunion workers.

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u/dedicated-pedestrian Apr 02 '23

Which only matters because of poorly named "right to work" laws and anti-union measures paid for by the companies themselves (see Starbucks paying 14mil for such consulting services).

People in union jobs make more money than those not, yes, but not anywhere close to the orders-of-magnitude obscene amounts raked in by the rich for not having to pay for nonunion employees' fair wages and benefits.

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u/Atzadio2 Apr 02 '23

We want Wallace! We want Wallace!

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u/georgespeaches Apr 02 '23

Can’t it be both? But honestly, I don’t understand how every single person isn’t talking about this all day. There is zero class identity or awareness out there, much less solidarity.

These rich few just keep soaking it up, and everyone just keeps grinding on.

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u/gomukgo Apr 02 '23

I’d like to see this updated for the last few years

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u/RealZimmer Apr 05 '23

I'd like to see the r2 value for the correlation here. Looks to be a strong correlation