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Own Your Employment: The Challenge for Twenty-First Century Workers Michael Driver

Own Your Employment: The Challenge for Twenty-First Century Workers

Michael Driver

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Today, workers are beset by problems on all sides. The swirl of activity that management generates against them in the workplace is not the least of difficulties confronting workers but it is far from their only travail. The whole concept ofMoreToday, workers are beset by problems on all sides. The swirl of activity that management generates against them in the workplace is not the least of difficulties confronting workers but it is far from their only travail. The whole concept of employment is in flux with change occurring so rapidly that workers struggle to keep up.Too many solutions being offered fail to address the needs of all workers, focusing instead on elitists. Those who prefer to earn salaries or hourly wages are being shunted aside as their skills and abilities are being marginalized in a rush toward freelancing and the new gig economy.Own Your Employment takes a fresh look at work, workers and the workplace, detailing how to own your employment while earning hourly wages or a salary in a work environment that is changing rapidly. It also proposes a new type of labor organization that addresses the needs of all workers, including managers, and offers detailed examples of the impact labor organizations can make. The concept of “job sharing” is introduced—an entirely new idea that embodies the full potential of new labor organizations.Enough meaningful historical background is included to place the plight of current workers in context and link them to reasonable expectations for the future along with practical solutions. Workers cannot wait for a utopian future. All workers must join to create remedies that can be applied to problems today. The need is urgent. The time is now.Other topics addressed include:unionsfinancializationpublic policyemployment classificationsunemploymenteducationuniversitiesvocational schoolsskills gapbasic incomeautomationroboticsfuture of workeconomy