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  •  Deadly Division of Mental and Manual Labor. (6+ / 0-)

    NY brit expat writes:

    Many innovations were invented on the shop floor at a time when working people were far more than tiny cogs in the wheel; their dealing with a larger part of the job and machinery gave them an overview enabling ways of making adjustments and changes that actually improved the machine.

    How true.  One of the most inhuman aspects of the capitalist production system is the fact that it severs the function of mental and manual labor, allocating to "management" the role of thinking while depriving workers of the right to use their minds to improve their jobs.  

    Kos poster "lightbulb"has been writing a fascinating series about his work as a manual laborer for a big box retail store in which he discusses how little the company managers actually know about the jobs they supposedly manage and how dependent they are on one of the long-term, low paid workers, Bob, to make the store operation function.

    Read lightbulb's story here.

    Convict Bush, Cheney and their torture cabal. Support universal health care,unions, WikiLeaks and Occupy Wall Street! Time for a totally new, democratic economic system. Turn the corporations into worker cooperatives!

    by Justina on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 04:44:35 PM PST

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