- Working 18-20 Hour shifts without a break - Dangerous and deadly working conditions - No insurance, if injured on the job you lose your job - no days off for holidays, no vacations, sick days, no personal time, heck your're lucky if you even get a lunch or bathroom break - No paid overtime, employers can keep you working all day long for weeks straight if they wanted to - no minimum wage, lets see you try to buy groceries with your $0.15 an hour job - child labor, must be fun having your little sister or brother crawling through large machines - environmental laws, you must love the taste of water contaminated with oil, radiation and dangerous chemicals
and dont say the government provided these things, its the Unions that made the government provide these things. Unions are the only line of defense against the super-wealthy from legally coming into your home and selling you for slave wages in the name of capitalism.
You should stop drinking whatever flavor koolaid and conduct actual research. The conditions you mentioned have not existed wholesale in the US for decades. Current government regulation takes care of muh of this a local, state and federal levels. Today's unions focus more on higher wages and increased benefits for professionals, not on conditions for unskilled laborers.
rustyironmongerFeatured By OwnerDec 20, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I would stop supporting ALL delis, restaurants and bars, just as I have decided to stop supporting Wal-Mart if they bow to the pressures of this outdated movement living on patriotism and memories of the Industrial Revolution.