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The Forgotten Militants

by Charlie Post

(missing author)

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history of radical trade unions and their decline

? (2016). The Forgotten Militants. In , J. Rank and File. None, pp. 9-22

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It’s also unclear whether computerization has actually reduced manufacturing workers to “gauge readers.” Even if these claims were true, computerization puts enormous power in the hands of the workers who set up and maintain these new machines. Deskilled workers could halt production by staying at their machines, a twenty-first-century version of the 1930s sit-down strikes.

recording it cus i agree & might want to attribute it someday

(though i think that software engineers in particular deserve a mention, especially now that the actual hardware is getting more and more general-purpose)

—p.11 missing author 2 years, 10 months ago

It’s also unclear whether computerization has actually reduced manufacturing workers to “gauge readers.” Even if these claims were true, computerization puts enormous power in the hands of the workers who set up and maintain these new machines. Deskilled workers could halt production by staying at their machines, a twenty-first-century version of the 1930s sit-down strikes.

recording it cus i agree & might want to attribute it someday

(though i think that software engineers in particular deserve a mention, especially now that the actual hardware is getting more and more general-purpose)

—p.11 missing author 2 years, 10 months ago

(precarious + proletariat) a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, due to lack of job security; emergence of this class has been ascribed to the entrenchment of neoliberalism; Guy Standing has a book on this

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The growth of the "precariat", in this view, has undermined workers’ power at the point of production.

—p.11 missing author
notable
2 years, 10 months ago

The growth of the "precariat", in this view, has undermined workers’ power at the point of production.

—p.11 missing author
notable
2 years, 10 months ago