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johnnyFive  ·  432 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Coding and Coercion

I'm hoping that this, combined with the recent spate of teacher walk-outs, will help to undo the anti-union propaganda victories of the last 30 or so years. Granted unions have in many cases done themselves few favors, but still, we've seen what happens to the labor market when they're done away with entirely.

My job is union-represented, and I do think sometimes that the union doesn't know when to pick its battles. But at the same time, many of the perks (such as telework) are the result of our collective bargaining agreement.

That agreement is being renegotiated beginning later this year, with voting/finalizing happening in January. I think that'll be the real test, assuming I haven't found another job by then.

bfv  ·  432 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Software is a weird industry. Pretty much all the software programmers use is GPL or BSD licensed, and most of the interesting work we do is too, so we're communists in practice and capitalists red and tooth in claw in theory. If we could figure out how to interact with the rest of the economy without VCs we'd be as utopian as we pretend to be.