As we’ve been saying for a while, it’s not about the unemployment benefits, it’s about the jobs:
“[I]n the St. Louis metropolitan area … [w]ork-force development officials said they had seen virtually no uptick in applicants since the governor’s announcement, which ended a $300 weekly supplement to other benefits. And the online job site Indeed found that in states that have abandoned the federal benefits, clicks on job postings were below the national average…
That Missouri would decide to screw its citizens to benefit its corporations seems totally in character. Do go on.
“…Of course, it’s early. But conversations with employers who are hunting for workers and people who are hunting for jobs in the St. Louis area revealed stark differences in expectations and assumptions about what a day’s work is worth. …
[T]he squeeze has given many job seekers the confidence that they can push for higher wages or wait until employers come around.”
It’s incredible to me that for people who claim to worship the Invisible Hand that they cannot see that Invisible Hand is telling Possum Hollar to:
- pay the workers a living wage.
- give workers safe working conditions especially in the age of the Trump-Virus.
- And for Dawg’s Sake, what about daycare? Benefits are part of the package. Provide them.
The days of wage slavery are over, even in Missouri (the eff’ing compromise state). Pay people for their work, even if CEO J. Ambrose McFatCat has to cut back on his yachts. This year.