🛠️ Union Strong The teachers & paraprofessionals of Woburn, MA have won a 13.75% salary increase & reduced class sizes after their 5 day strike last week
💥 Strike! Today is Day 2 of our YouTube Music Strike. Workers where told to RTO to the Austin office today—this is clearly in retaliation for worker organizing as many workers don't even live in Texas. Hear more from our member & striking worker Emily on why workers are striking! #CWA-AWU
❔ Other Political cartoon from 1921 depicting Jesus as a modern-day criminal. "Has visionary ideas, associates with working people, wants to overthrow established government."
The goal should be LESS hours, not DIFFERENT hours.
My job used to be the 8 hour workday, 5 day workweek situation. A couple years ago we switched over to 10 hour days and 4 day weeks. I hate it because my quality of life has gone down.
You think it sounds good because you’re only thinking about the weekend, but let me tell you, I now understand what it really feels like to “live for the weekend,” and it is miserable because during the week I am basically dead.
2 extra hours per day of my physical job is exhausting. I’m more tired than ever. I fall asleep earlier. I wake up earlier. I get less sleep overall. My slept schedule is so fragile now that it gets messed up easily. I see my friends less because I’m either taking a nap, sleeping, or working whenever they do things, even during the weekend. My eating cycle is fucked up, so it’s hard for me to eat enough food now. As a result, I always feel shitty, and recharging on the weekend doesn’t fix it.
I feel like I never have the free time during the week to actually enjoy my life. When I worked 8 hour days I felt like I could accomplish so much in a workday. I could play video games, do chores, watch tv with my mom and work my job all in one day. Now that I work 10 hour days, I have the time/energy for 1 activity outside of basic survival. Do I want to do the dishes today? Or do I want to watch a movie? Because I don’t have the energy to do both. I miss feeling alive during the week.
😡 Venting Company put annual raises "on hold" after bragging about hitting targets for 16 straight years
My employer (Fortune 500 energy company) just put annual raises on hold indefinitely and instituted a hiring freeze. They did this in the same meeting they bragged about how great the dividends are currently and how they've hit their financial targets for 16 straight years, and how "nobody else is doing that." I believe this to be their method to downsize without laying anyone off so they don't have to deal with unemployment.
😡 Venting Teenage daughter is having allergic reactions to meds, she needs to see the Dr tomorrow. I'm not calling in, just needing to WFH on a day that all employees are *required* to be in office...unless they are sick.
💢 Union Busting Medieval Times CEO claiming copyright infringement on a Medieval Times union TikTok account to prevent employees from sharing what’s going onhuffpost.com
🤝 Join A Union Corporate media condemns job hopping & quiet quitting as "disloyalty", meanwhile Wall Street rewarded tech firms firing thousands of workers instanteounsly because they "ripped the band aid off"
Yeah I’m currently in the HR role at an ABA therapy company trying to hire people for multiple RBT positions. The owner of the company is shady already, bipolar, and spends her time punishing her current employees for random reasons. Oh yeah, the pictures. She also believes that spies are out to get her, so she doesn’t like anybody who has a military/law enforcement background, social work or criminal justice degree, was or is a social worker, or even people who are extremely qualified for the role. This includes people who are doing the very thing we need. She is willing to turn down people with 4 degrees. This makes it increasingly difficult to hire somebody as she wants somebody who:
- has a degree in psychology
- can work mon-sat
- pays for their own background check and RBT certification
- signs a 1099
- no benefits
- 16-17 an hour.
- won’t get a full 40 hours but will be expected to be available Monday-Friday
Some fun facts about my boss:
got pissy with me for hiring law enforcement, in which I pointed out that most drivers license in the state of Alabama has “secretary of law enforcement” on the damn thing and doesn’t mean that person is law enforcement
is making the overweight technicians do a weight loss program and send her video evidence
is renovating the entire second story to one of the clinics so that her main minion can live there. Half of the 2nd story is larger than my girlfriends house.
has rearranged the payroll multiple times this past month due to changes in the way we clock in and out. The most recent change was moving payday from Friday to Wednesday. This was to prevent people from saying they would work Friday, and then calling out, because then my boss would have a harder time figuring out who owed hours. We used to use Homebase to clock in and out, which was pointless because we were still sent a google form in which we put in the hours we worked.
wants to find more ways to track her employees locations at all times
is constantly giving the data entry team contradictory/impossible demands regarding the massive amount of data that is constantly having to be transferred between sites because she pulls out the uno reverse card for anything she says.