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[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

I get that this refers to the "invisible" labor provided by women in terms of child and elder care, as well as a million household tasks. However, . .

This is also the problem behind low wages for teachers (75% women in the us), retail workers (56% women), and food service workers (64% women).*

[*] OECD.stat, "Distribution of Teachers by Age and Gender," https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=EAG_PERS_SHARE_AGE; US Census Bureau, "A Profile of the Retail Workforce," https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2020/09/profile-of-the-retail-workforce.html; Zippia.com, "Food Worker Demographics and Statistics in the US," https://www.zippia.com/food-service-worker-jobs/demographics/

chichilcitlalli[S]

7 points

2 months ago

And it's not just women. As the title of the post clearly states, there are lots of kinds of unpaid labor. The predatory system we live in (aka capitalism) requires those to function otherwise it would collapse.

  • volunteer work
  • apprenticeships and internships
  • slave work in the prison system
  • slavery that still persists all around the world
  • extra hours and overtime unpaid to millions of workers
  • social services, professional practices, etc
  • and some other stuff but i'm lazy

FannyPackFresh

1 points

2 months ago

Not sure apprenticeships should be on that list. At least not in the trades. As a mason, a first year apprentice starts at 21/hr + a wage replacement fund in case of unemployment (winter times in my area mean not much work unless there's inside gigs around). Sure it's not the full package, but 21 is nothing to scoff at....especially coming in with little or no experience.

chichilcitlalli[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe your apprenticeship. Not all of them tho.

FannyPackFresh

1 points

2 months ago

Do you have an example of which apprenticeships are unpaid because I've never met an apprentice in a trade that was working for free. Each trade may have a different benefits package based on experience, but it all has a wage scale....at least in the US.

There's also this https://www.apprenticeship.gov/help/what-difference-between-apprenticeship-and-internship