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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 03:10 AM
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7. If the states gave a shit, they could use this trend to provide for workers, and cut expenses.
If the state were to step in and provide a state-based temp agency that guaranteed benefits and liveable pay scales... they could draw enough workers to force companies to pay the state-temp wages, and cover benefits.

It would essentially be a communistic trade union of temporary employees... which would force companies to pay benefits for temp employees, and thereby take some of the burden off state medicaid funds... which is an incentive for the states. The guarantees of wages and benefits would draw the workers away from the private temp agencies, thus ensuring the need for companies to hire from the state-implemented temp agencies.

The liveable wages would then also provide taxable dollars to provide regulation enforcement.

The only objectors would be those who are intimidated at the idea of trying to push a state government around in order to take advantage of workers...

If the country and the world want to accept the new model of exploitative use of workers, some "bones" will have to be thrown back to the workers... some token cash, holidays... something that won't impinge on the bottom line too much.

All told, this small outlay would more than balance out in time. Or employees can increasingly join the gypsies around the region (there'll likely be all the more in the near future). But, that wouldn't improve the bottom line of the factories...
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  - I've got a friend who theorizes that the idea is to free up capital to invest in China.  jotsy   Dec-21-10 12:56 AM   #2 
  - You don't have to free up capital to invest in China...  AlabamaLibrul   Dec-21-10 12:58 AM   #3 
     - I also remember thinking that there wouldn't be so much outrage  jotsy   Dec-21-10 01:16 AM   #4 
  - EXACTLY!  snot   Dec-21-10 01:50 AM   #5 
  - We have devolved from wanting to improve everyone's lot to just increasing profits.  WinkyDink   Dec-21-10 02:02 AM   #6 
  - If the states gave a shit, they could use this trend to provide for workers, and cut expenses.  LooseWilly   Dec-21-10 03:10 AM   #7 
  - This is why we need unions! Those bastards are bringing back 19th century working conditions!  earth mom   Dec-21-10 03:15 AM   #8 
  - I'm an expert in temp/contract staffing and ...  elehhhhna   Dec-21-10 07:04 AM   #9 
  - Temp work opened the door for me when I went to work in my 40s  lunatica   Dec-21-10 07:26 AM   #11 
     - Most staffing companies offer insurance plans --  elehhhhna   Dec-21-10 07:38 AM   #12 
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  - Naked wage slavery  blindpig   Dec-21-10 08:07 AM   #14 
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