Skip to comments.Multi-City Strike For Fast Food Minimum Wage Increase: Astroturf?
Posted on 07/29/2013 7:12:41 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Nancy Pelosi recently spoke publicly on the need for a minimum wage increase. After that, at a recent rally, Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. During this time, liberal pundits seemed to echo these sentiments. Trying to stoke the base? And then - behold - the rallies demanding an increase in the minimum wage at fast food restaurants are called for.
Secondly, is this Union-backed and conducted to take attention off how disastrous Obamacare is to unions and how it has divided big unions in the U.S., many of whose leaders appear to have publicly expressed contempt for ObamaCare?
I wonder if Obama is serious enough about this that he is willing to call for the corporate level to offset the franchise owners having to pay double the minimum wage, thus transferring the increse in costs for the local franchisee owner to corporate headquarters. I'll bet that he isn't.
What say you?
The Unions must want a raise....Union contracts are tied to the minimum wage.
I rarely eat fast-food anymore.
However, on those occasions when I do, I’m convinced that the people taking my order are overpaid at minimum wage.
If they want to do that then they will have to raise the price of a burger to $15.00.
Good luck staying in buisiness.
Union numbers are dropping, and ObamaCare is only going to amplify this trend. Fast-food workers seem to be the most likely place for unions to try to get their membership numbers up.
Too bad people have forgotten that the minimum wage was never intended to support a family of four.
Yeah its asshole turf.
Mark of desperation on the part of the unions. Unless they get more dues money flowing in and quickly, they’re toast.
On the other hand as the Obamaconomy stagnates and more and more adults feel stuck on their rung of the ladder, the natural historical tendency is to radicalize.
It could all work out for the unions.
Why just fast food workers? Don’t all of us hard-working Americans DESERVE a raise?
Let’s bump that ol’ minimum wage up to $300 an hour. Then we’ll all have lots of money.
I’d set my employees down and tell them they can have their $15 per hour but they have to figure out among themselves who is getting fired and I’d make them decide it right out full view of each other.
Now THAT'S a reality show I would watch.
Who gets voted off McDonald’s Island.
Leftists are going to increase the prices of products and what’s unfortunate is most people don’t realize that will happen.
$15 an hour comes out to $31K per year. That’s the starting salary of an entry level electronics technician.
When I was a kid, and even when my children were teens in the 1990s, fast food was considered “McJobs” and entry level.
In the era of Baraq, now it’s supposed to be a career job and support the mythical “family of four”.
Gas Stations have very good selection of sandwiches these days and with one of their cards you can eat for free
Everything that is being done is perfectly legal.
And as always, it will go nowhere, because even most Democrats realize that you need to keep the golden goose alive if you want the golden eggs.
I know that for dyed-in-the-wool libertarians any minimum wage is an abomination, but the way it has worked out there is essentially no minimum wage. Inflation has basically kept the minimum wage at a level where businesses are OK with paying it.
The unions will forever be advocating for a minimum wage tied to inflation, but it doesn't look like they will ever get it.
So be happy ... at least when it comes to the minimum wage. Feel free to be depressed about the debt, deficit, NSA spying scandal, Benghazi, IRS selective auditing, Trayvon Martin race-baiting, etc.
They'll soon find that the only result of their actions is that their paychecks will be smaller this week.
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