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#Mayday! We need basic income.

by Redditors For Basic Income (/r/BasicIncome) category: Cause

“Today we celebrate our ongoing efforts to improve society through struggle. Basic income for all is our new struggle. http://thndr.it/1gHDkdz

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Redditors For Basic Income (/r/BasicIncome)
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Ends May 01, 12:00 PM EDT

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This campaign ended on May 01 at 12PM

#Mayday! We need basic income.

May 1st is a day to recognize the contributions of the labor movement and its struggles and achievements over the years. Where unions once empowered labor and gave us the 40-hour week and the 8-hour day, globalization and advances in technology have eroded the ability of unions to effect change. As automation of the workplace continues to the tune of possibly eliminating half of all current jobs in the next 20 years, unconditional basic income represents the ability to empower labor on an individual basis. A newly gained ability to say "No" to employers, would have an undeniable effect on the sharing of profits through better wages, job conditions, benefits, etc.

The achievement of basic income would be the achievement of a new contract between employer and employee, including the empowerment of the employee to become their own employer. It would mean a new age of innovation and entrepreneurship, where all are free to pursue the goals they wish to pursue, and all work could be recognized for its societal value, instead of only paid work as it stands now.

Basic income is the future of the labor movement, and the policy we must all together now strive for in the 21st century.

To help the movement for basic income, join the growing community on Reddit, seek out your national chapter, or even organize your local basic income group, sign the Avaaz petition, become active in the global conversation through social media and in everyday social interactions, and on May 1st update your profile pics.

Join the movement to create an income floor for everyone.

#BasicIncomeNow

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Redditors For Basic Income (/r/BasicIncome)
@2noame

We are /r/BasicIncome, the basic income community on Reddit, and we believe basic income is the most important policy we can and must achieve in our lifetimes.

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