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Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide
Yahoo! News ^ | 8/28/13 | Candice Choi and Karen Matthews - ap

Posted on 08/28/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages.

It's expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nation's millions of fast-food workers staged a one-day strike in seven cities.

Thursday's planned walkouts follow a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to cities including Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for full-time employees. That's more than double the federal minimum wage, which many fast food workers make, of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: cities; fastfood; nationwide; occupy; occupyfastfood; strikes

1 posted on 08/28/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 08/28/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/


3 posted on 08/28/2013 5:07:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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Everybody is angry these days. makes ya want to just stay home.. and cook .


4 posted on 08/28/2013 5:07:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge
I like one of the readers's comments:

"If I were a frachise owner and my employees went on strike, Presto, the next day they would be out of a job. Plain and simple."

Nailed it.

5 posted on 08/28/2013 5:08:28 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ready when they are:


6 posted on 08/28/2013 5:08:34 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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when I do eat fast food, I always aim for a non-franchise. I bet they will be busy tomorrow!


7 posted on 08/28/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: NormsRevenge

*Yawn* Nobody cares. Those jobs were never intended to be ‘permanent’.


8 posted on 08/28/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NormsRevenge

9 posted on 08/28/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t think that bunch could do any more then take out the garbage.


10 posted on 08/28/2013 5:10:22 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: NormsRevenge

Do a Reagan on them. The minute they walk out the door, fire them. Have a contingent to fill in immediately.

In this job market, the union thugs could get their backs broken.

If management found out who was willing to participate and who was not, offer a bonus to those who stayed on the job.

As for the union rabble “picketing” in your lot? Its the franchisees’ lot, therefore private property, therefore defiant trespass.

Have them arrested and PRESS CHARGES.

You can snip this crap in the bud, if you have balls.


11 posted on 08/28/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I have to imagine that any of these fast-food places has a stack of resumes from folks wanting to work there.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 5:11:07 PM PDT by Rio
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To: NormsRevenge

Thursday is eat healthy day!


13 posted on 08/28/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Rio

I’d tend to think that a min wage job is about on par with the typical “menu” of welfare benefits available, so showing up 40 hrs a week seems like an awfully big hassle.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 5:13:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: NormsRevenge
I am going to McDonald's for lunch.
15 posted on 08/28/2013 5:14:13 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t eat that garbage anyway. Now that I see who prepares it, I guess I ain’t missing a thing.

The managers need to have an employment line out the back of their place and fire the dorks who are picketing. These jobs are easily refilled.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 5:15:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NormsRevenge

After the last two restaurants we’ve been to we ARE going to stay home and cook.


17 posted on 08/28/2013 5:16:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s the end of the month and nothing on the EBT cards?


18 posted on 08/28/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: NormsRevenge

no fast food worker, without a high school education,maintaining a “B” average, should be allowed to strike.


19 posted on 08/28/2013 5:17:48 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: NormsRevenge
thursday, i thought labor day was monday...
20 posted on 08/28/2013 5:19:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t believe these people are “striking workers” - more like union paid thugs.


21 posted on 08/28/2013 5:19:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge
I stopped eating at fast food places a few years ago....I have found out I am not alone.

Fast Food Slows Down as McDonald's, Wendy's Take a Hit

Fast Food Slows Down

22 posted on 08/28/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: NormsRevenge

“Someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.”

-—Dr. Peter Venkman


23 posted on 08/28/2013 5:20:55 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: nascarnation
and it won't spit in your food...
24 posted on 08/28/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve been striking fast food restaurants for years ...... what’s the big deal??


25 posted on 08/28/2013 5:22:13 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: NormsRevenge

welders go on strike because few people can weld, semi drivers go on strike because few people can drive a semi, bricklayers, construction equipment drivers, carpenters, chefs, go on strike because they are hard to replace....fast food workers shouldn’t go on strike because virtually ANYBODY can quickly become a fast food worker. I didn’t imply that they had no value, just that they are easily replaced.


26 posted on 08/28/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: NormsRevenge

Effem.
I’ll pack a lunch.


27 posted on 08/28/2013 5:24:31 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: bigheadfred; pnut22

After the last two restaurants we’ve been to we ARE going to stay home and cook.”

I agree. Told my family that somehow the food just wasn’t as good any more, even at our favorite restaurants. Thought it was just me.

Rule of thumb - If you want a successful garage sale or walkout, don’t do it at the end of the month. Wait until the first Saturday of the new month when those you expect to show up have received their government benefits.

If you want to have successful buycott, it doesn’t matter because these places are supported by Conservative hard working folks. Chick-fil-A is a prime example, the traffic is always steady, doesn’t matter whether it’s the 1st or the 30th of the month.


28 posted on 08/28/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just damn.

I haven’t been to McD’s since the late 70’s and I had my heart all set to go tomorrow and have this bunch serve me my food.

Now I feel like a deprived child.


29 posted on 08/28/2013 5:32:06 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: NormsRevenge

Wildcat strikes got you down? Fire the bastids and hire some new people.


30 posted on 08/28/2013 5:33:29 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: NormsRevenge

-——Laila Jennings, a 29-year-old sales associate at T.J. Maxx, was eating at a McDonald’s in New York City this week and said she hadn’t heard of the movement. Still, she said she thinks workers should be paid more. “They work on their feet all day,” Jennings said, adding that $12 to $15 an hour seemed fair.-——

She will be the first to bitch when her meal doubles in price........it seems fair as she put it...


31 posted on 08/28/2013 5:53:59 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: nascarnation
They will never get it. The new cotton gin and the tantrums of the today's Sabot wearers:


32 posted on 08/28/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Those jobs were never intended to be ‘permanent’.

Bingo! What's more, with the sad state of American industry (or lack of it) and our job market, these temporary jobs are about as good as it gets.

So how's that hopeee changeeee thing working for you, Obama voters ?

33 posted on 08/28/2013 7:04:21 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: PA Engineer

And the robot will probably not “excrete” any fluids on your meal if having a bad day or just feeling a little bit frisky.


34 posted on 08/28/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: JZoback

She will be the first to bitch when her meal doubles in price........it seems fair as she put it...
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You can ‘bet your bippy!’ that she has absolutely no idea that management will pass the extra expense on to the consumers.

These people are sort of ‘brainwashed (in a lot of cases an impossibility) that the rising wages are absorbed by the money grubbers.


35 posted on 08/28/2013 7:14:30 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to." J. Seinfeld)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am hoping that these are paid protesters. They look like the type that might spit in your food. I attended a conference some years ago and at our dinner table a state inspector who investigated food handling incidents had stories to tell that would make you never ever want to eat out. She only told a few but it was enough to make us all sick. This strike may be a way for management to cull the unwanted employee.


36 posted on 08/28/2013 7:26:52 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think it would be marvelous if all the fast food customers went on strike and refused to eat at the establishments that these strikers work at. The franchisees will suffer, but recover however many of the strikers will not. Let them all get their paychecks from the union agitators.


37 posted on 08/28/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Better yet, If I owned a fast food joint, I would close down Friday and Saturday. Just tell the strikers, no work for you those days. Screw them. Starve them out. Go find work elsewhere. Rots of ruck with that in the new Obama economy. Then hire strike busters and shove the trouble makers out.


38 posted on 08/28/2013 7:56:29 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Texas resident

In a at will state for sure, and probably elsewhere, not showing up for work or impeding the business is grounds for dismissal. I don’t believe not performing your job because you were protesting your employer is a valid excuse for missing work. So fire them for cause and dispute any unemployment claim.


39 posted on 08/28/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gonna be a big day at chik-fil-a again!


40 posted on 08/28/2013 8:25:59 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: NormsRevenge

If I went for fast food and it were unavailable due to a strike, I’d never do business with that outfit again.


41 posted on 08/28/2013 8:27:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kip Russell
Expect a case of Occupy Fast Food Flat-out Fiasco resulting in a period of bad "indigestion" for many involved in this exercise.
42 posted on 08/28/2013 10:21:48 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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