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    Default A federal agency is about to answer the question: Who do you actually work for?

    Right now, the National Labor Relations Board is weighing the very question of what it means to be an "employer," and therefore who has to come to the bargaining table when workers organize for better treatment.

    The problem: Over the past few decades, the labor market has undergone a profound "fissuring," with workers being insulated from the people who effectively dictate the terms of their employment. Vertical integration is so 1950s; outsourcing is the new hotness. Some big companies barely "employ" anybody at all, hiding behind the franchises, temp staffing agencies and contractors that actually do the hiring and firing (or work for themselves). That makes it nearly impossible for unions to gain any leverage in their fights for better wages and working conditions: If a hospital or a property manager or an automaker can just swap out one contractor for another that charges less, what's the point?
    A federal agency is about to answer the question: Who do you actually work for? - The Washington Post
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    Default Re: A federal agency is about to answer the question: Who do you actually work for?

    For some reason link says " not found".
    I used to work for Logistics Personnel Corp.
    We were the drivers.
    True Value Hardware owned the trucks and trailers and made all runs and rules.
    Stupid job.
    How can you organise that?
    They just call in another Personell Corp.
    And they did.
    Consolidated Personell Corp took over who does the same at Walgreens here.

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    Default Re: A federal agency is about to answer the question: Who do you actually work for?

    I checked the link slave and was able to open it. I got the link off of Teamsters.org and then hit the blog button up top. Maybe you can view it that way.

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    Default Re: A federal agency is about to answer the question: Who do you actually work for?

    I'm surprised they failed to mention Port Drivers in the article...

 

 

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