If this workplace or social discrimination had been based on race, religion, sexual preference, etc., instead of on workplace discrimination, it would have been prosecuted as intolerable years ago. But workplace slavery, discrimination, unfairness, and injustices today are still the norm, as the rich bosses sit on their as--s in their fancy offices holding their crystal of expensive wine anticipating the money their serfs have made them today.
It's time that employees got to share in the wealth they create with increasing wages more than match the cost of living. Let's up the wage.
- Increase corporate tax
- Tax dividends at the taxpayer's ordinary tax rate
- Tax corporate banking of dead cash above pre-determined levels according to corporate size and documented and tracked plans to put the dead funds to future use (never heard of this before but it would encourage corporations to spend the extra cash in productivity improvements and worker salary/benefits---or lose some of it!)
- Tax all technology that displaces workers without decreasing their hours to reduce pre-technology levels to keep up employment and put downward pressure on work week hours
- Put a tax on every part time/contract/casual job created and put a tax reduction on every permanent (2 yrs) full time job created
- Compel benefits to be paid by a company for every job (part time/contract/casual) at a pro-rated level with those of full time workers
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Writer's PS---Subject for another post....another day!
We have to start the transition to the impact of increasing technology that will eventually eliminate jobs for the vast majority of Canadians when only a small percentage of people will work. Ultimately, even service McJobs will be lost to computerized technology, and the big challenge will be in figuring out how to fairly and equitably share the increasing fruits of the economy with the increasing numbers of non-workers. Even though few people will work, they still must consume 1) to supply their basic food/health needs, etc., and 2) to keep the wheels of the economy rolling. The point is, we must start the transition now in reducing hours to keep up employment while still providing liveable wages as part of that treasured day probably not too many years in the future when few will work. There are lessons to be learned and an early start will help us transition to the "new age" with mini-steps and avoid the "shock" of revolutionary overnight transformative adjustments.