Skip to comments.McDonald's, KFC, Burger King workers protest in NYC
Posted on 11/29/2012 9:57:50 PM PST by babyfreep
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Pamela Waldron makes $7.75 an hour as a cashier at the KFC in New York's Penn Station, where she has worked for eight years.
That's just 50 cents above the New York state minimum wage. The 26-year old nursing student, and mother of two, says she has asked for a raise but her pleas have gone unheeded for weeks.
Finally, on Thursday, around lunchtime she joined a protest of about 40 fast food workers who walked out of their shifts, carrying placards and shouting slogans to bring attention to their cause of fighting for higher wages and the right to unionize. The protest was held outside a Burger King (BKW) near Penn Station.
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They can always start their own business and pay themselves what they think they are worth.
I am sure shee had some marketable skills and knowledge, she should find a job that pays better.
Probably got a Ph.d in Vagina Studies
Betcha Ms. Pamela you drew a lot of attention to Burger King and they will be VERY BUSY tomorrow, thanks for the free advertising for them babe. good job.....
Fast food work is an entry-level job folks. The pay is not meant to support a family...just like sweeping floors at Walmart isn’t.
I worked a factory job in the early 90s. It wasn’t much money, but it was OK for the time. My duties were extensive and took some knowledge which I gained through experience.
I asked for a 50 cent/hr raise after 2 years. They only gave me a quarter. I got a better paying job and quit which is exactly what these people who don’t like their current pay should attempt to do. No one is forcing them to stay at this job.
Hey Pam, try looking for a better paying job or try to work hard enough to be considered for a KFC manager position. I love these people. They deserve a better wage because well, they just do. Don’t work harder to get ahead, just ask for more money. Typical democrat mentality. We are so screwed as a nation.
Yo Pammy, let me ax you a kestion... you be having some skills, yo, so lemme ax you this....
Why you not find a better job?
Why you not put your fat trunk on the market?
You think your worth more than $9 an hour? Then prove it.
Start your own bitness and pay yourself what you worth, girl.
The result would be that the high end restaurants would still exist, but the fast food industry would be gutted, and only vending machines would be profitable.
I have a great idea, quit. I'm sure there are other companies who are willing
to pay more for unskilled labor. Like maybe ten cents more.
The typical democrat mentality is that she is a member of a "class." And when they talk about classes, they are always frozen, no one can ever improve their lives or jobs, no one can join a new "class." She is part of the minimum wage class, forever doomed to get minimum wages, trapped in a hopeless situation. Her only solution is to get the minimum wage raised.
time for this one to load her can into the studebaker and head on up over to Bakken land where they’re payin mac flippers way more than they’re worth....
‘There’s a boom going on in North Dakota and jobs are plentiful. The “old fashioned oil boom” is called the largest in North America in the last 40 years, according to USA TODAY. If you are looking to make $15.00 per hour as a starting position, you will have to get your bags packed and head for Williston, North Dakota’
You took the words right out of my mouth.
If the fast food joints unionize the food prices will skyrocket, more than people are willing to pay — these idiots will bargain themselves right out of a job.
And In the metro areas who will be hurt the most? Holder’s peeps.
Wow, so many coincidences.. 0bama, unions and coincidences, what a trio! Four iconic American companies, hmmmm...
I almost want them to get a Union, then let her go beg for a raise/promption.
Lib: Mr. Manager, I have worked here for X years and have been stepping up, can I get a promotion?
Manger: Sorry, Steve has been employed here longer and has seniority, he get's the promoting next.
Lib: But Steve is late every day and hardly does any work.
Manager: Well, now that we have the union, that is out of my control. The Union say Steve is next based on seniority.
Lib: Well, can I get a raise than?
Manager: no. According to the Union contract, you will get a 10 cent raise next year.
You can bet THIS is what the ‘community organizer’ in the WH was orchestrating with his co-conspirator agitators right after his re-election. OWS wasn’t effective enough, I guess.
hard for this to impact people in a city that has the most restaurants per square foot than anywhere else in america.
this was the thing that irritated me most about the attack ad on romney spending cuts wold kill middle class jobs - but the imagery running was of entry-level food workers - these are not middle class jobs. they are entry level jobs.
do you want fries with that strike?