There’s been some talk, on Twitter and some other circles I frequent, floating the idea of a widespread general strike for April 1st in support of Medicare for All. The contradictions at the heart of capitalism are in high relief right now, and if there ever was a time to organize a general strike, now seems to be the time.
Particularly relevant to this forum would be the potential/effects of a general strike within the video games industry. With that latest Kotaku piece on crunch at Naughty Dog making the round, the increased push for unionization in the industry in the last year, and the particular stress crunch puts oh developers’ physical health, it seems like devs would be poised to get effective results if there’s interest in organizing.
Amidst all the uncertainty and anxiety with the US government’s handling of the crisis lately, the idea of a general strike has me feeling hints of hope and excitement. It’s a short time to organize, but I and many others want to help it come together in our areas.
Curious if y’all have been thinking much about this/labor and wages in general, especially lately.