Given: Corporate management looks out for shareholders and themselves, not us. So it looks like those of us who are among the "displaced" need to get off our butts and organize...not just for the sake of collecting a large "membership" but also for the sake of prevailing on our collective wisdom to develop smarter, better, more "elastic" severance benefits...a kind of workers' cooperative for severance.
Shareholders have been very successful in organizing and pushing their agendas on management. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have helped them. Why shouldn't we workers do the same? No we wouldn't be just another union-like organization. We will be focused only on severance benefits...both financial and non-financial.
I've got some ideas, but I can't fight the fight alone.