Will you be crossing the picket lines of the striking McDonalds workers today?

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    they're not going to get what they rightly deserve without your support, you know.


    Fast Food Strikes Go Viral: Workers Expected to Protest Low Wages in 35 Cities Thursday


    A growing movement among fast food workers to demand higher wages is expected to gain momentum this Thursday as strikes and protests against the country’s biggest restaurant chains spread to the South and the West Coast. Low-wage workers at fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and retailers such as Macy’s are gearing up for a nationwide strike just before Labor Day weekend. The striking workers are demanding the right to unionize and at least $15 an hour in pay, more than double the current national minimum wage of $7.25. Organizers say Thursday’s strikes could touch as many as 35 cities.

    “These companies that own these fast food restaurants, they make way too much money off the backs of the employees,†says Dearius Merritt, a 24-year-old worker at Church’s Chicken in Memphis who earns $13 an hour and plans to take part in his first strike Thursday. “I’m in the store every day with these workers that make $7.25…If I’m 30 years old and this is what I have to do to survive, then I deserve a living wage off of it.â€




    http://business.time.com/2013/08/27...d-to-protest-low-wages-in-35-cities-thursday/
     
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    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

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    Fuck those strikers. They should all lose their jobs that a trained monkey could do. There is a reason why the jobs pay minimum wage.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    It's the best job some folks can get....I will not cross any line, myself

    I love how people like fletch make themselves feel better by shitting on people who earn starvation wages for honest work...ponderous
     
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    I went through a drive through yesterday and they didn't give me my drink. I sat patiently in my car while three or four workers stood by the window chatting. Every 30 seconds or so one would look over at me, and then turn back to the group. After about five minutes with a line of cars growing behind me a girl walks over and asks me if I needed something else. I said my drink, she gave it to me, and I drove off thinking, "these assholes really think they deserve $15 per hour?"
     
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    You must be poor and possibly gay.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Or, you could say to yourself....If I was working 32 hours a week(because that's usually all they get) and the fuckers were paying me less than 200 a week take home, would I care? I know I wouldn't

    You want service? Pay the fuckers
     
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    Will you still frequent these fast food restaurants as much after they re-adjust their prices to compensate for having to pay the higher wages? The higher costs WILL be passed on to you & me and the people who eat their slop.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Nope....doing well. I don't feel the need to shit on those below me. Do you? If so, do you wonder why?
     
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    Definitely poor and most certainly gay.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I don't really eat at these places, basically because it's garbage food. But yes, I'd be inclined to pay more in the trade off that average working folks could have a better life. Definitely

    I tip a lot. Especially when I realize the person is making shit money. maybe I'm nuts? IDK
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Keep rationalizing that. I hope you get well soon :)
     
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    The real question these people need to ask is, "what in my life that I have control over contributed to me being in a situation where the best job I can get pays $7.25 per hour?"
     
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    They could be hocking their AIDS spit into your hamburger
     
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    The fast food industry is just a microcosm of out entire economy. People making millions, not because they work for it, but because they already have millions, and the peasant serfs working for subsistence wages, while the consumer get smaller and smaller and shittier and shittier product for their money.
     
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    Exactly! If they can't afford a loaf of bread, let them eat cake! :facepalm:
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    In case you haven't noticed 70% of the jobs created in the last ten years pay under 30K, are usually part time/temp and have no bennies

    There are always gonna be that 70% of people on the bottom

    Keep rooting for their demise....And when they all jump on welfare, because it's basically the same amount of money to do nothing, dont cry about it, OK?
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Yup
     
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    Then these people should get 2 or 3 jobs if that's what it takes. You get paid more at a job by doing work that is over and above the standard not by going on strike and crying. If your boss won't pay you more if you think you deserve it then you start looking for another job.
     
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    I can see both sides, and I think the truth is somewhere in between .... having said that, $15/hour to flip burgers? You gotta be out of your mind ...... :tzone:
     
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