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    Working the line in Canada

    enJune 10, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Worker Preference for Manageable Work EnvironmentsWorkers value jobs with flexibility, ability to correct mistakes quickly, and fairness, as opposed to complex and risky work environments. JFK's signing of the Equal Pay Act in 1963 underscores the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace.

      Workers prefer jobs that allow them flexibility and the ability to quickly correct mistakes, as opposed to more complex and risky work environments. This was expressed by a guest on the Powerline Podcast on the Labor Radio Podcast Network. He mentioned his preference for climbing poles and carrying all his equipment with him, rather than working in man baskets with cranes. This theme of worker preference for manageable work environments was further emphasized in labor history, as President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, mandating equal pay for equal work. This quote from JFK underscores the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace. Additionally, the Labor Arts calendar highlights the ongoing We Are One exhibition honoring immigrant garment workers. The Labor Radio Podcast Daily is supported by Union Plus, and for the latest labor arts news and events, subscribe to the Labor Heritage Foundation's free weekly newsletter.

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