I was supposed to be asleep a while ago, but I was looking up union contracts that were signed with my nameless, faceless, soulless corporate overlord for the past two hours instead. Take me out #nyquil
Fun things you can do with a union contract that you might not be aware of
- Require all management to attend mandatory workshops on intersectional feminism
- Establish a labour committee staffed by workers which must approve the hiring of all new management positions
- Require that management include worker representation in management meetings
- Require management to set aside and contribute to a fund for professional development, and have your worker-run labour committee choose how to use that fund
- Include part-time workers in the same protections as full time workers
Basically, if you can get them to agree to it, you can do it. Benefits are a huge win, but if you've got a strong enough bargaining unit you can think as big as you like.
What is with all this talk of 'art,' 'role playing games,' 'toys,' and 'music'? Don't you know the only proletarian culture is plain text zines and bootlegged epubs of 50 year old times on theory. Nothing else can bring about revolution but tightly written prose, maybe some illustrative turns of phrase, and lots of quiet reflection.
I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist