Re: BIZ: 21st Century Workers Guild

Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 15:27:55 MST

In a message dated 2/19/01 2:04:15 PM Pacific Standard Time,
writes:<< What if, rather than relying on an employer or the government to
meet their human needs, individual workers joined independent organizations
whose primary purpose was to provide stable "homes" as they moved from job to
job? We call these
organizations "guilds" by analogy to the craft associations of the Middle
Ages, >>

    I could tease you a little by saying, "we could call these organizations
'extended families.'" However studies were done by socialogists I believe in
the forties or fifties in Chicago of the really lower class families and how
they operated. Supposedly those families lives were so difficult and
non-secure they stuck tightly together in a fairly extended family to
survive. It was said to be useless to threaten firing because they knew it
would make no difference -- three meals a day were going to keep on coming in
any case.
Ron h.

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