Notes from the Manager
Like the strip suggests, in a huge number of industries, the use of a "supervisor" title (or classification) has been used as a way to disqualify workers from union membership and some protections guaranteed to workers/employees under the National Labor Relations Act.
For some further reading, check out “Supervisor in name only” by the Economic Policy Institute — but note that the Bush-era NLRB decision it discusses was subsequential appealed and tossed out. Still, whether or not certain workers are legitimately classified as supervisors or not comes up a lot when employees lean on NLRA protections for concerted activity or joining/organizing unions.
Multiplex 10 is here!
Although Multiplex 10 has ended, an animated prequel/reboot called Multiplex 10 was funded through Kickstarter in 2017 and is NOW AVAILABLE for rent or purchase on Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Video, and elsewhere! And an all-new, irregularly-updated Multiplex 10 web series (set after the short film) recently launched on YouTube! Learn more about the web series on the official Multiplex 10 website!