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Huh, Looks like the Business Roundtable heard the Guillotine Blades Sharpening

Here’s the thing business titans...soft focus platitudes are nice and all but don’t expect us to be pacified with that. Unless you’re planning on:

  • Paying a living wage for every job ($15 minimum)
  • Converting contract employees and long term temps to permanent benefits eligible employees and paying all interns a living wage
  • Staffing at proper levels instead of insisting 8 employees do the work of 20
  • Creating sensible family leave policies
  • Fighting for affordable universal healthcare
  • On-site childcare ...hey We Work, what if some of your stupid co-working spaces (that are in every goddamned building it feels like) were converted to childcare spaces (or subsidize childcare)
  • For jobs requiring physical labor - expanded sick leave/alternate duty and full spectrum free physical therapy on site so workplace injuries can be treated with something other than painkillers
  • Working to manage the student loan crisis
  • Working to create a fair and transparent guest worker program instead ofhiring undocumented immigrants at unfair wages and threatening them with deportation so they don’t complain.
  • Cutting CEO pay and tying it to employee wages
  • Stopping Wall Street bonuses (or at least making them less excessive, maybe tie those to employee salaries too?)
  • Taxing capital gains at a higher rate, getting behind a tax on the 1% and also the financial transactions tax (where each stock sale/transfer etc is taxed like .003 cents)
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Then we’ll stay suspicious thanks.

Feel free to add things that should happen in comments, I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch!!

(as ever screw Kinja that won’t let me post gifs)

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