100% of profits from “essential businesses” during this pandemic should go to the workers who’re actually at risk


Workers on the “front lines” of this crisis should get 100% of the profits generated by their labor for the duration of the crisis. At minimum, they should also get increase power over company governance going forward, in return for keeping the company in business. That goes for people working in shipping, groceries, health care – EVERY business that is exposing workers to COVID-19 right now owes all of their profits to those workers.

oh and i HATE patronizing posts from middle-class people about how grocery store workers are heroes. they’re not doing this for you or the country. they’re doing this because they need money. “New Yorkers Planning 2-Minute Clap For Essential Workers on Friday” fuck off. grocery store workers don’t need you to clap for them. they need to be able to make the choice of whether or not they want to be on the frontlines of this thing without having to risk homelessness or starvation. they need to be fairly compensated for the risk they’re taking and an extra two dollars an hour, or for increase wages to only kick in of they opt to overtime isn’t enough. like, grocery store workers and other “essential” retail workers should be appreciated but that appreciation needs to be TANGIBLE. and working right now should be voluntary. when well-off people make posts about grocery store the grocery store workers are heroes, it just comes across that they’re grateful there are still some people around to wait on them and they’re purposefully overlooking the fact that the “sacrifice” essential retail workers are making is coerced][Image reads: oh and i HATE patronizing posts from middle-class people about how grocery store workers are heroes. they're not doing this for you or the country. they're doing this because they need money. "New Yorkers Planning 2-Minute Clap For Essential Workers on Friday" fuck off. grocery store workers don't need you to clap for them. they need to be able to make the choice of whether or not they want to be on the frontlines of this thing without having to risk homelessness or starvation. they need to be fairly compensated for the risk they're taking and an extra two dollars an hour, or for increase wages to only kick in of they opt to overtime isn't enough. like, grocery store workers and other "essential" retail workers should be appreciated but that appreciation needs to be TANGIBLE. and working right now should be voluntary. when well-off people make posts about grocery store the grocery store workers are heroes, it just comes across that they're grateful there are still some people around to wait on them and they're purposefully overlooking the fact that the "sacrifice" essential retail workers are making is coerced]

 


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  1. says

    Yup. Saw that one going around. The sentiment is good, just needs to come with a change in material conditions, and to continue after the crisis has passed.

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