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Where's the beef? Fast-food workers in walkout to protest low wages [Living Wage Barf]
Fox News ^ | 7/29/13 | Fox News

Posted on 07/29/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT by SES1066

... Workers at the nation’s best known fast-food restaurants in seven cities across America are planning to walk off the job Monday to protest what they say are wages that are too low to live on. In a move orchestrated with the help of powerful labor unions and clergy groups, the workers plan to strike for a day to demand their wages be doubled. ... The workers are calling for wages of $15 per hour, more than double New York's current minimum wage of $7.25.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: minimumwage; unions
This includes that champion city of progress and profitability, Detroit! Left unmentioned is what will the hours be reduced to under Obamacare?
1 posted on 07/29/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT by SES1066
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To: SES1066

I think they should demand $30 an hour.

Why not?


2 posted on 07/29/2013 6:24:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: SES1066

Get out the “Help Wanted” signs...


3 posted on 07/29/2013 6:25:39 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: ClearCase_guy

Why not a million? If you are gonna go, go first class


4 posted on 07/29/2013 6:27:34 AM PDT by sport
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To: SES1066

When I was a kid in high school, most of these fast food jobs were held by teenagers. Just how much of a “living wage” do you need to live with mom and dad?


5 posted on 07/29/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SES1066

Anyone looking for a job should be right there waiting to put on the apron.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 6:29:18 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: sport

I always double whatever they ask for. 15 - 30 - 60 - $120 an hour. I’m happy to play the game all day long. Name a figure, and I’ll ask why twice as much isn’t viable.

For the record: We are now at 2 million.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 6:29:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Think of the economic prosperity that would result!


8 posted on 07/29/2013 6:31:54 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SES1066

Minimum wage is a dumb concept. Every time it is raised, it devalues the wages of those who make more. Our economy would benefit immensely if ours were dropped altogether or lowered to about $3/hour.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 6:32:14 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SES1066

Remember the concept that Minimum Wage is what ‘entry-level’ people get so that the employer can afford training? What really powers this is the low-information voter pool that sees this as rich vs poor class warfare. With the current youth unemployment at an all-time high, how do you think this will effect it?

I think that the unions may still have contractual obligations in place that use Minimum Wage as a measuring stick that forces increases across the board when it is raised, but I do not know this for certain. Still, it appears to me that this is yet another attempt to kill the goose and that poor bird is really getting run ragged right now between government regs, food police and this union-backed worker strikes.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 6:32:35 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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For the record: We are now at 2 million.

Why not $4 million?

11 posted on 07/29/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Maceman

I need $8M an hour. I have a family to feed. When I lived in Zimbabwe, I earned more than that.


12 posted on 07/29/2013 6:38:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: SES1066

When is somebody going to have the stones to fire them all.


13 posted on 07/29/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: ClearCase_guy
I think they should demand $30 an hour.

Only $30? Quit being so cheap. Make it $200 an hour or no Whopper for you!

14 posted on 07/29/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Move orchestrated with the help of powerful labor unions,
Nothing like a $5.00 order of fries.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 6:44:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SES1066

Fire ‘em all. Hire other folks willing to work at that wage.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 6:45:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Just how much of a “living wage” do you need to live with mom and dad?

The sad thing is that the demands for a "living wage" disincentivizes employers to hire teens. The "living wage crowd" is basically making a power play to destroy the teen job market and take it for themselves.

Teens think about how wonderful it will be when their hourly rate is forced upwards. However, they fail to see that they are getting their throats cut by those who are forcing it to happen.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 6:45:11 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

We are now heading into Year Six of an Obamastalled economy.

Adults are increasingly giving up hope of grasping any next rung on the ladder. As they resign themselves to this being “as good as it gets” they will radicalize and turn their efforts towards squeezing all they can get out of their current job.

Has been the history across Western Europe.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 6:53:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mmichaels1970

The kiddies have yet to figure out that they are being hosed.


19 posted on 07/29/2013 6:53:39 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ll see your $8M and raise you $8M. $16M/hr. - that’s the ticket! (Do I hear $32M?)


20 posted on 07/29/2013 7:01:47 AM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: SES1066

What the “struck shops” should do is raise their prices or put up signage showing how much items would cost if that took effect.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 7:15:44 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SES1066

If we got rid of MW laws, we might also get rid of (small) businesses hiring illegals and illegal migration woukd dry up.

This is never mentioned in illegal alien discussions but must be.


22 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SES1066

I despise these arrogant people thinking they are owed much increased wage because they have worked there for years.

Sorry, your job is menial. It is not the equivalent of machining steel, building circuit boards or designing any of them. You should not think you need to make as much as they .


23 posted on 07/29/2013 7:36:08 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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No need to change the minimum wage. The government already subsidizes low-wage jobs with food stamps, Medicaid and housing help. Probably other benefits, too.

I work with people who make about 150 percent of minimum wage and are still eligible for assistance.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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