Fast food workers To Strike

Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:16 am

Not sure if should laugh or cry over this story.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/ ... 5320130829

(Reuters) - Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector.

Employees of McDonald's Corp, Wendy's Restaurants LLC, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others have pledged to walk off their jobs in 50 cities from Boston, Mass, to Alameda, Calif., organizers say. They are expected to be joined by retail employees at stores owned by Macy's Inc, Sears Holdings Corp and Dollar Tree Inc in some cities.


If I was the owner I'd be handing them their pink slip as they were walking out the door.
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:53 am

RI just made a law allowing anyone getting a child care payment from the state to join a union.

That's right, we have union babysitters..... :?
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:55 am

unfortunately there will always be a small percentage of people that will work for poverty level income. There fore there will always be a labor pool for these types of jobs. You can hand them pink slips if you want but there is nothing wrong with standing up for yourself and gaining self respect, so what if you get canned the place down the road is hiring at MINIMUM wage!
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:20 am

michaelanthony wrote:unfortunately there will always be a small percentage of people that will work for poverty level income. There fore there will always be a labor pool for these types of jobs.


Agree but lets look at that.

McDonald's worker makes $7.50 they pay $5 for McDonald's meal.
McDonald's worker makes $75 they pay $50 for McDonald's meal.
McDonald's worker makes $7,000,000 they pay $5,000,000 for McDonald's meal.

They will never get ahead with a raise, they need to increase the value of their labor.
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 am

When you go to McDonalds or any similar fast food joint you soon realize that most of the kids working there are over paid. These jobs are meant to be stepping off points not a landing spot.
The food already sucks at all these places but I do like McDonald’s coffee and at a buck a cup it is the cheapest around.
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:54 am

Pfffttt... where where my wages over the last 7 years of hell :mad: (in the gutter!!!), where was all my relief from unemployment, taxpayers, insurance, assistance or anywhere (NOPLACE!!!)... I had to do whatever I could to survive and I was not making half on Min wage and their is Zero help available for Realtors :mad3:

Agree with Rich... Pink Slips as they walk in the door!!!
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am

Agree with Rich... Pink Slips as they walk in the door!!![/quote]

...and so be it, some may find a better job if fired, some may crawl back with their tail between their legs. But most and probably all will have accomplished their goal and feel a little better about themselves and will probably move one. Now being a service based economy they got the ball rolling and maybe others will awake from the sleepy haze, but lets not discount their ideals, because when the bottom improves most all above does as well.
Doug I understand you are in sales of a different sort, but a mcdonalds worker will never make a big pay day for introducing a buyer and seller!....and I know you do more than that so don't go all salesman on my ass! :lol:
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:22 am

Richard S. wrote:... they need to increase the value of their labor.

Sounds simple, but look at the huge number of under-employed people, with more-valuable labor to offer but no available jobs in which to offer it.

gaw wrote:When you go to McDonalds or any similar fast food joint you soon realize that most of the kids working there are over paid. These jobs are meant to be stepping off points not a landing spot.

When you go almost ANYWHERE you soon realize that some -- maybe not most -- but some of the people working there are overpaid. I agree a fast food job should be a stepping off place, but there aren't a lot of places to step off to in today's economy.
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:26 am

The reason these MOST folks are working at McD's is because they didnt want to work hard in school and apply themselves to some goal. They coasted and maybe they Graduated or got a GED, maybe not. Now they have limited options for employment and find themselves in low paying jobs. Huh, go figure.......... And right after they cash their paycheck they head to the convenient store and buy cigarettes and lottery tickets ,then go home and watch Jerry springer and wonder how they got into this mess. They set their own expectations and it seems its worth about $7.50/hr! The thing is, no matter the wage for fast food workers,it'll always be at the bottom of the range :roll:
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:33 am

waldo lemieux wrote:The reason these MOST folks are working at McD's is because they didnt want to work hard in school and apply themselves to some goal. They coasted and maybe they Graduated or got a GED, maybe not. Now they have limited options for employment and find themselves in low paying jobs. Huh, go figure.......... And right after they cash their paycheck they head to the convenient store and buy cigarettes and lottery tickets ,then go home and watch Jerry springer and wonder how they got into this mess. They set their own expectations and it seems its worth about $7.50/hr! The thing is, no matter the wage for fast food workers,it'll always be at the bottom of the range :roll:

Wow.....I can seeee clearly now,....the rain is gone :whistle:
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:50 pm

College students are the ones that should be on strike. They pay big bucks
to learn what MD workers learn in one week. Get to work on time, be
clean and neat, work hard and see what it takes to earn a living. At
least the MD workers get paid for their education.
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:18 pm

I don't go to McD's all that often, but when I do, I don't see a whole lot of clean, neat, hard work....
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:12 pm

michaelanthony wrote:Wow.....I can seeee clearly now,....the rain is gone :whistle:



Boo- ya!
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:27 am

..point being as free americans they have a right to strike and express their values. You can either agree or disagree with them, I know they're not deserving of the money they want but they are deserving of the opportunity to voice. Now the real irony of this is that all of us go to these restaurants at some point, ( I would love to hear from someone whom has never been ) so, we therefore support them, now it is fact that some folks don't believe they should be paid above the govt' scrounge level, tough *censored*, don't go to there restaurant and then turn around and say how much they deserve! Can you imagine if you delivered coal to someone and then they saw you on the picket line and spit on you or told you to go to hell you stupid low life..............at that point you have become the argument and that self centered attitude is what keeps us at odds. Envy is kills. . . . . ..enough of my rant and hope all have a pleasant day! :)
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Re: Fast food workers To Strike

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:13 am

Sorry, but I believe if you draw negative attention to a business that is trying to profit and employ you at the same time, and you don't show up to work, you will be fired. I know I am in that job right now. I don't bitch about wages with customers and I take any issues with the product I install back to the shop. Why would I cause my benefactor to lose money in the future?

Kevin
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