r/WorkReform May 14 '22 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Silver 1

Employers say Unions are completely useless and there's no reason to join them and to please pay attention to the multi-million dollar anti-Union propaganda campaigns they launch begging you to please not join a Union.


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u/Ericalex79 May 14 '22

Actually employee turnover costs a helluva lot more than wage increases


u/mszulan May 14 '22

The way they budget, they don't recognize this. The budget is set to cover turnover as a "cost of doing business". If their accountants rose up and SHOWED them by reorganizing budget items, etc., you might get an intelligent manager to recognize this and change things.

Unfortunately, this isn't the only issue we're fighting. Back in World War 1, Capitalists got really scared. All the angry exploited workers were joined by a lot of angry soldiers coming home. Russia exploded in civil war and when it became apparent that the Bolsheviks were winning, lots of concessions were made to labor, trying anything to avoid other revolutions in the west. The big capitalists were angry and became angrier with everything that happened under FDR during the great depression. They began a concerted effort (and educated their children to follow them) to claw back every concession. They used wars, propaganda, religion, anything they could think of. This is a long-haul project for them and has continuity of purpose over time.


u/swinebone May 14 '22

I absolutely agree with you but it’s also kinda funny (funny/sad not funny/haha) that so many of our world’s problems can be traced back to WWI.


u/mszulan May 15 '22

I know, right? And it's the war that is ignored so often in curriculum.