I just found out that my hours at the museum will be cut by 11 a week in an effort to get all part timers working under 25 hours a week. This is so the company i work for can evade ObamaCare’s requirements for employers to provide health insurance to part time workers.
Not only does this put undue stress on workers but it blatantly goes against the spirit of the bill, a chance for America to join the ranks of other more conscientious and responsible societies where health care for all its citizens is concerned.
I recognize that my place of work might have to pay more if it had to cover so many for health insurance, but many of us are students or retired - so we are covered in other ways for insurance, which makes me even angrier that the reason behind this maneuver is simply put down to cost efficiency. There has not to my knowledge been an assessment of health insurance needs (I at least was not asked) so it is even more frustrating, and makes this move seem like a blatant preemptive dodge against a well intentioned bill.
Sadly, I know a couple individuals who will be forced to quit working here entirely because of this move and I am currently at a loss of how to act. A public institution which I have revered has betrayed its hard working members of the public, the very individuals it was created to benefit.
Fast Food Worker’s across the country stopped working, in an attempt to increase wages and receive better treatment.
In a response sure to settle growling stomachs and growling electorates, McDonalds has proposed to expand to a location inside Capitol Hill. But what is more unusual than another fast food joint opening up in one of the last unsullied and pure spots of property and democracy in the country? The staff. A memo proposes “elected representatives will serve on a rotating staff, will be paid current minimum wage and can definitely get a heathy or convenient meal on their once per term shift so as to provide a wholesome experience on the level of must minimum wage earners”.
Why go so far as to put the conditions of minimum wage earners right in the hands of congress? A McDonalds representative explained, “We appreciate each and every one of our workers and if we could count every member of Congress as one of our own? We’d be even prouder to be an American Company.”
Now imagine being able to eat whatever you want even if it kills you, a jewish comedian who can make a living exposing through comedy the lies of corporations and government, and the ability to leave for somewhere better whenever the fuck you want instead of having you, your family and friends all put in a concentration camp for even thinking that somewhere could be better.