While contemplating the fight for raising the minimum wage I noticed the juxtaposition of the problem employers are having trouble finding workers. It seems members of Congress and these companies failed to understand the significance of their opposition to raising the minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage isn’t a request.
IT’S A DEMAND
Now that people are having to return to work, they’re realizing a new bargaining power. This is what’s known in labor circles as a strike. As odd as the phrase might sound, unemployed workers are on strike for better wages.
Interesting enough is that labor strikes typically involve a labor union and planned strategies. This nationwide neo-strike is being carried out en masse by individuals not connected by union representation. Nor is it being done as an organized event.
“Karma s a word meaning the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions.”— (simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma, n.d.)
Change often gets a boost from a couple of forces colliding. What we are seeing is the collision of two forces. In order for either of these forces to function smoothly they must exist in unison with mutual benefits to each. The employer force in this equation has been operating at the expense of the employee force for too long. Change has been long overdue. The time for reckoning has come.
Interesting enough what government has failed to achieve is now being accomplished organically. For every action there is a reaction. This tsunami is the result of employers throwing employees “to the sharks.” President Biden and the members of Congress who have been on the side of the workers probably didn’t foresee this coming. Make no mistake. It was coming whether the Republican fueled force was prepared or not.
There is a word for this. Karma.