Margaret Anne McHugh 
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Re: “Dump trucks and social dumping

We have it good/better here than some other places. . . because of people like Larry Haiven. Keep up the good work, professor!

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Posted by Margaret Anne McHugh on 05/18/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Second Cup disciplined, fired union organizers

If coffee shops cannot afford to pay workers a living wage then they SHOULD shut down. That goes for all businesses. The way that we distribute income is through work - if work does not provide enough to live on it should be outlawed just like slavery. A few low paid part time jobs for "kids" in school is one thing, but now these are life long jobs. Unions are the only way that we have to even the playing field at work. I don't think owners should have more rights than workers, though they do need to get the work done. Waaayyy too many people are now in precarious, part time work and it is actually destroying the economy. The only way too many workers can buy ANYTHING, even a bus pass, is to go into debt. Want an education to get a better job ?. . . (Theoretically) then you accumulate $40-80,00 in debt and in many cases the work is still low paid and precarious. We have to come together as a society to make the world livable again. I am a grandmother but have one adult child at home as he cannot make enough to live on his own with two kids, as a single Dad. He's a good worker who had a great job at Blackberry til they laid off his entire classification. Now he can get minimum wage, part time, call centre jobs. I do not even know what to tell him about what course he might take to be able to get full time, decently waged, work. And even if does go back to school he is looking at accumulating a big debt. Things are not working and have to change. Unionizing, currently low paid, precarious, work (so that it is neither of those things) is an imperative.

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Posted by Margaret Anne McHugh on 08/29/2013 at 4:26 PM

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