Howdy Laborers, welcome to the forty-sixth organized protest of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, I’m looking for a friend with benefits.
First of all, I really could care less about all this temporal human nonsense. My knowledge on this very subject is scant at best, so don’t expect a lot of detail or corroborating “facts.” Hell, I never even read The Jungle when it was required in high school.
Anyway, unions. As I understand it, we created unions as a defensive reaction against oppressive corporate entities that demanded exorbitant labor from their employees without giving them any basic human benefits. Unions became our protection from the unstoppable force of centralized human greed. And they did great things: fair wages, reasonable working hours, safety regulations, health and retirement benefits, etc. READ MORE »