The Fast Food workers of NYC take an early lead in 2013's "most out of touch" contest

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    ...Cause paying high school burger-flippers & floor-moppers $15 an hour to perform tasks that take 10 minutes to master makes perfect sense in today's environment :)



    Fast-Food Workers Plan Second Strike for More Pay


    Tabitha Verges, a minimum-wage Beaner worker at a Burger King in Harlem, was caught unawares when 200 workers at other fast-food restaurants in New York City walked out last November to demand higher wages.

    But Ms. Verges, 29, says she definitely plans to walk out on Thursday when the movement to raise wages for the city’s fast-food workers holds its second big job action. The movement’s leaders are predicting that twice as many workers — more than 400 — will engage in a one-day strike at 60 to 70 McDonald’s, Domino’s, Taco Bell and other fast-food restaurants.

    Ms. Verges said that her $7.25 hourly wage had not increased since she began working for Burger King four years ago, and that though she had asked for a raise, “They always give me the same excuse — that they’re not making enough money.”

    Thursday’s strike, sponsored by a labor-community coalition that calls itself Fast Food Forward, seeks to press the city’s fast-food restaurants to pay their employees $15 an hour. Many workers say they can barely get by on the $7.25, $8 or $9 an hour that many receive; $9 an hour translates to around $18,000 a year for a full-time worker. The current minimum wage in New York State is $7.25, though lawmakers agreed last month to raise it to $9 by 2016.

    “What happened in November was a very big thing in terms of seeing whether workers were ready and able to go out and strike and take risks in a way that has not happened in the fast-food industry before,” said Jonathan Westin, executive director of New York Communities for Change, one of the main sponsors of the job action. “A lot of people have been emboldened by what happened last time.”....


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/n...ers-plan-second-strike-for-more-pay.html?_r=0
     
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    Tabitha Verges, a minimum-wage Beaner


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    With all the money those companies make, they should give their workers more. The job sucks and the workers pay taxes instead of living on the dole.They should give the kid at the window another buck an hour, maybe then he wont spit in my food.
     
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    job should pay what the marketplace dictates, especially for unskilled jobs a kid with down syndrome can do
     
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    Most of those places are franchisee owned, so I don't think they're all making hand over first as you suggest .. ...Most jobs suck, which is why people refer to them as jobs, and not fun ....These jobs are entry level, and always will be.. They're not intended to support a family of 4, they're intended to help little 11th-grader Billy buy his first beater-car ....If one desires to support a family, then they need to develop a skill and find a job that supports their intended lifestyle ....P.S.--The kids spitting in your food because he's an immature asshole high-schooler, not because he's making chicken-scratch wages ....
     
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