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View Diary: Wisconsin Republicans keep finding new ways to exploit workers (78 comments)

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  •  And yet... (7+ / 0-)

    ...after a person goes to so many interviews where they are dismissed off the bat as someone who is over-qualified or "wouldn't be happy" with that kind of work, job-seekers eventually get the message and stop applying for jobs where they think they won't be considered.

    In other words, there are probably a lot of people willing to resort to ANY work right now, but they have been shunted away by the terribly inefficient job-matching system.

    Answer: bring back direct employment offices which will put people in jobs they can do with the minimum of B.S.

    Le nirvane n'existe pas. - Etienne Lamotte

    by breakingranks on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 08:27:45 PM PDT

    •  like a union hiring hall perhaps? (2+ / 0-)
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      basket, LarryNM
      The hiring hall is the heart of the ILWU's brand of democratic  unionism. Since 1934, when thousands of longshoremen shut down the Pacific Coast in the great strike that led to the formation of the ILWU, the principles embodied in the ILWU hiring hall have bound together workers who have sought equal opportunity to work under safe conditions at a fair wage, The hiring hall has always been more than a place where jobs are dispatched. It is where earnings and work opportunity are equalized, and jobs are distributed in a fair and democratic system untarnished by prejudice or favoritism,

      The ILWU hiring hall which at times was also put in place in the warehouse division includes the union's cherished principle of fighting against persecution and discrimination based on a person's race, religion or politics, Just as importantly, the hall has also been the center of the Union's internal communication and discipline. On, a daily basis the hall has also been a social and political center of the ILWU longshore community. Weakening the hall and diminishing control over dispatching increases employers' control over work and the workers. In 1934 men died in the struggle to abolish the abuses of the old "shape-up" system.

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