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Monday, September 19, 2016

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1509-1511

Last year the Swedish government chose to fund Svartedalens retirement home for an experiment that saw nurses working just six hours a day, at a day rate of eight hours.

The idea was to compare the nurses working six hours a day, with a control group in a similar setting.

One of the ways the study measured productivity was by comparing the quality of care each sets of nurses provided.

Findings showed that over the year the vast majority of nurses who worked six hours were actually more productive than those who worked longer hours.
Breaking down the results, 68 of the nurses working six hours took half the amount of sick days that those in the controlled facilities did.

Not only that, but they were almost three times less likely to take time off in a two week period.
What happened after Sweden introduced a six hour work day
Posted a day ago by Narjas Zatat in news

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 Meanwhile, other food servers, maintenance workers and salespeople who work for contractors at Union Station, the Smithsonian and other federal sites in Washington continue to protest regularly over poverty-level pay and subpar conditions.

The problems are not confined to the capital. Studies show that across the nation, hundreds of billions of dollars in federal money flow to federal contractors that pay poorly, leaving workers dependent on public aid. Meanwhile, executive pay at federal contractors has risen.

Make the Government a Model Employer
New York Times
AUG. 3, 2016 

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 Uber is steering its driverless vehicle technology toward a crash between robots and jobs. The private ride-hailing company, which was worth s $66 billion on Thursday, said that it had bought the autonomous big-rig start-up Otto and that it was unleashing driverless taxis in Pittsburgh. Putting computers instead of humans behind the wheel could save lives, but it would automate a task that employs millions of American workers. America’s safety net is ill-prepared for such a job-destroying juggernaut.
From old-school car and truck manufacturers and parts makers to Silicon Valley interlopers like Tesla, Apple and Alphabet, dozens of companies are racing to develop driverless technology.
Heavy trucking employs nearly two million people across the United States, with a median salary of over $40,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is about double what hundreds of thousands of others employed as taxi and limousine drivers make. Both industries are now firmly in Uber’s cross hairs.
...further pressure on working-class communities already reeling from the loss of more than five million manufacturing jobs over the last two decades.

Uber Speeds Toward a Driverless Future, Putting Jobs in Danger
New York Times
AUG. 18, 2016

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