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Response to Tesha (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

36. Forgive if I implied the workers are in any way at fault for anything

However, I *think* you mean what should the workers do -- with their dire circumstances being what they are.

If the latter, I agree: their choices are few. Grueling subsistence farming? Factories with fewer demeaning/dangerous conditions? I don't know if work stoppages are an option when the government is effectively totalitarian. However, American factory workers, coal miners and railroad workers also suffered but affected work stoppages with glad results.

My post is simply to note I take umbrage with management's proffered excuse that their lesser-cruelty is somehow quasi-non-cruelty.

In my naive fantasy world consumer pressure will force positive changes that will filtrate throughout that country. Better working conditions, more human dignity, etc will be a benefit everyone.

It's ironic that while we want jobs to stop being out-sourced if we did that these folks 1) would be forced back into grueling subsistence farming or work at more desperate factories and 2) we would not have the monetary leverage to demand better conditions on their behalf.

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