In the United States, despite high levels of education, and more hours individually worked, real household wages have remained stagnant over the past five decades. According to Elizabeth Anderson, author of “Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It)”, employers now determine what we wear, our hours, what we say, or don’t say . Some say corporations are becoming a threat to equality, freedom and even democracy itself. And that employees are guaranteed to fail because of new systems that are being set up within our existing systems. For example, the practices of subcontracting or hiring temp workers.
But for others, the future is brighter, and automation might be the key.
Who gains, and who loses in these scenarios? How do you see the future of your work? We’ll discuss all that, and more, on the next episode.
Joining The Stream:
Miya Tokumitsu @MiyaTokumitsu
Writer and commentator
Sarah Kalloch @sarahkalloch
Executive Director, Good Jobs Institute
Sarah Jaffe @sarahljaffe
Author, “Necessary Trouble”
Palak Shah @palaknshah
Social Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance