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    por juanr (2014-09-07)
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  2. WHEREAS, our employers are earning record profits while the wages of working families stagnate; and

    WHEREAS, Wall Street and Bay Street have left Main Street behind as our stock markets hit record highs, but unemployment and underemployment remain persistent problems; and

    WHEREAS, in the United States, 95% of income gains since 2009 have gone to the wealthiest 1% of the population; and

    WHEREAS, we now have the highest wealth inequality in the United States since 1928; and

    WHEREAS, wealth inequality has increased in Canada over the past 25 years, with the wealthiest 86 Canadians having as much wealth as the poorest 11 million Canadians; and

    WHEREAS, USW members have billions of dollars invested in pension plans, 401(k) plans and labour sponsored investment plans in Canada, such as the Quebec Federation of Labour Solidarity Fund; and

    WHEREAS, history has proven that these investments of our savings can produce both a healthy monetary return and a social return that sustains and creates jobs and invests in our communities; and

    WHEREAS, we have too often seen the opposite result when we do not influence those investments, leaving Wall Street and Bay Street to gamble with our money in ways that threaten our jobs and destroy our communities; and

    WHEREAS, worker ownership has proven to be fruitful when ownership means much more than just the value of a share; and

    WHEREAS, our former International President Lynn Williams was instrumental in forming the Western Labour/Worker Co-op Council in Saskatoon, SK in 2006; and

    WHEREAS, the USW began efforts of collaboration in 2009 with the Mondragon Cooperatives, the world’s largest worker-owned cooperative with 85,000 worker-owners, to develop unionized, worker-owned cooperatives in the United States and Canada; and

    WHEREAS, our Union partnered with Mondragon and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center to release a Union Co-op model in 2012 to provide a roadmap for workers to gain ownership of their own businesses; and

    WHEREAS, creating sustainable jobs that pay a living wage also helps to create sustainable communities; and

    WHEREAS, we have been active in developing unionized, worker-owned Union Co-ops in Pittsburgh, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Buffalo, NY; and Reading, PA; and

    WHEREAS, the USW has assisted in launching a new worker-owned Union Co-op in Worcester, MA in 2014, where all workers are proud members of USW Local 2936; and

    WHEREAS, the USW supports 1worker1vote.org, a new non-profit formed by Mondragon USA to help incubate and network Union Co-ops in the United States; and

    WHEREAS, we have launched a website (www.usw.coop) to provide resources and ongoing updates to our membership.


    (1) Our Union will continue to pursue every responsible avenue to ensure that the investments of the USW and of USW members collectively are used in a way that not only provides a reasonable monetary return, but also provides job security, job creation and invests in our communities.

    (2) Our Union will continue to promote and develop unionized, worker-owned Union Co-ops, as well as other forms of worker-ownership, as a profitable and sustainable means to create jobs and support our communities.

    (3) The USW supports the United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives (www.usworker.coop) and the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (www.canadianworker.coop) in their efforts to promote and support worker-owned businesses. The USW further supports 1worker1vote.org in developing unionized, worker-owned Union Co-ops.
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  3. The result has been fewer middle-class jobs for the less-educated. And as better computing makes it possible to automate a greater variety of routine cognitive work, more people who might once have been confident of a long-term middle-class career might find themselves out of luck. The winners are those who are good with people and can work in the service economy, or those whose skills can be enhanced, rather than replaced, by computers.
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  5. :D
    Tags: , por arriazu (2014-04-03)
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  6. We examine how susceptible jobs are to computerisation. To as-
    sess this, we begin by implementing a novel methodology to estimate
    the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations, using a
    Gaussian process classifier. Based on these estimates, we examine ex-
    pected impacts of future computerisation on
    labour market outcomes,
    with the primary objective of analysing the number of jobs at risk and
    the relationship between an occupation’s probability of computerisation,
    wages and educational attainment. According to our estimates, about 47
    percent of total
    employment is at risk. We further provide evidence
    that wages and educational attainment exhibit a strong negative relation-
    ship with an occupation’s probability of computerisation.
    Tags: , , por arriazu (2014-01-19)
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  7. Al chico no se le daba mal lo de trastear con las maquinitas. Estudiaba ingeniería en el CETYS de Baja California (México), pero se entretenía más practicando con los destornilladores en su garaje de casa. Un día desarmó su Nintendo Wii y un helicóptero que le había traído Santa y los re-confeccionó en una sola máquina junto a un arduino (placa de hardware) que valía 35 dólares. Su artilugio teledirigido volaba. Siete años más tarde de aquello, la compañía que ha creado este joven de 27 años para hacer muchos de esos aparatitos cuenta con tres sedes, 180 trabajadores, estima hacer 20 millones de dólares solo en 2014 y le vende sus productos a la NASA. Muchos lo apodan el Steve Jobs mexicano. Jordi Muñoz es el creador de los drones low cost.

    Rel: http://colabores.net/2013/07/08/open-source-un-as-en-la-manga-para-los-negocios/
    Tags: , , , por arriazu (2014-01-19)
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  8. ¿Cómo afecta la evolución tecnológica vía productividad al empleo? John Robb da una pincelada al respecto para el caso de Estados Unidos.
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  9. The answer clearly isn’t economic: it’s moral and political. The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger (think of what started to happen when this even began to be approximated in the ‘60s). And, on the other hand, the feeling that work is a moral value in itself, and that anyone not willing to submit themselves to some kind of intense work discipline for most of their waking hours deserves nothing, is extraordinarily convenient for them.
    Tags: por juanr (2013-09-07)
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