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@paranoid (Preface: I'm actually curious about this and not trying to troll you; please forgive me if I ask dumb questions!)
I didn't mean that you personally would decide, but rather what mechanism should people use to device how to distribute resources amongst the members of an organization? Right now it's a "I control these resources so I'm willing to pay this much for your contribution" kind of deal which certainly can be exploitative. What mechanism would you replace it with?
@ndpi it isn't a bad question, it just doesn't have "AN" answer that I can give.
The IWW advocates for direct worker democracy, which I guess would be the actual "mechanism". How this democracy works in practice would be what the iww terms "solidarity unionism".
on smaller scales (worker owned coops) this can be as simple as we all agree to be paid the same
at a larger scale, while far from ideal IMO, it is interesting to look at sweden which has no minimum wage (you can legally be paid 0)
@ndpi instead of a state mandated minimum wage, unions and workers negotiate and set the wages across the entire industry
text: small cat comic by the iww
A small black cat talks to the reader:
You're being stolen from, y'know?
Your boss is stealing from you every day you're at work.
You produce value at work. The bosses and owners pay your less than the value you create and they call it "profit."
To pay dividends to investors and stay competitive, they have to steal a lot from you and all other workers!
Investors who never work a single minute at a business rake in thousands of times what the workers who actually produce all the value earn.
Anyone who tells you that "hard work" earns wealth is lying to you, or themself, or both!
Don't you think that workers deserver to get the full value of their work?
IWW logo, IWW.org
@paranoid this makes me so happy
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