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Fast food workers strike: ĎI canít afford my shoes or rentí
[p]MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Ned Resnikoff

Posted on 07/29/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT by kevcol



“We’re building a movement of fast food workers in a way that has never really existed in the fast food industry,” said Jonathan Westin, an organizer for New York Communities for Change, who noted that this week is the first time the strikes have been coordinated across cities.
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The Congressional Progressive Caucus launched a campaign called “Raise Up America” which has taken efforts to associate itself with the fast food workers. Several members of the caucus, including its co-chair, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, were present at Monday’s actions in New York.
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Similarly, Brooklyn-based McDonald’s employee Kareem Starks said he has little to lose by going out on strike.

“I don’t make much,” Starks said. “I get treated like crap. At he end of the day, should I stand up or take this? Should I stand up or live like this? … I can’t afford my shoes or afford my rent. Is that how you’re supposed to be living?”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: acorn; mcdonals; socialists; tacobell; unions
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There were a few article this morning prior to the planned strike - this one details a little more, including the involvement of socialists in Congress and other unions and leftist groups. Here are a few more pics:




1 posted on 07/29/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Fast food jobs are for teenagers, not those living on their own.

If you can't afford shoes...move back into Mom's basement.

2 posted on 07/29/2013 5:21:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: kevcol

I wouldnt buy burgers from those idiots..they want 15 dollars an hour they should at least learn how to flip a burger correctly


3 posted on 07/29/2013 5:21:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kevcol

Wow, no brainer to figgure Mr Community Organizers party is behind this group
Here is what will happen with your union.You will be fired or simply not scheduld and people who will work for what the pay is..
Remember its AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB..not a upward Career move
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 07/29/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: kevcol

I hear wet grass.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I hear wet grass.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Poor choices of whether to get an education are now starting to have a direct effect...

They could always try the whole “settle down, get married and have a two income family thing.”

It works...


6 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: kevcol

then you should have paid attention in high school and gone to college


7 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: kevcol

There were about 5 of them at Ellsworth McDonald’s today. None of them looked like they worked there. They were all 60 or older. The crew at this store are all young. I gave them a good yelling at while driving by.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: kevcol

I’ll bet you could afford shoes (forget the Nikes) and rent if you DOWNGRADE your “smart” phone.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: kevcol

They should be grateful they’re not being paid what they’re worth.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 5:25:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I hear wet grass.)
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11 posted on 07/29/2013 5:26:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kevcol
$15 an hour————————————>$8+ burgers. Eat up.
12 posted on 07/29/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: kevcol

The guys sign says I am a man.
Well if you a man grow up & act like one. A real man learns how to provide for himself & his family. Until you do that you ain’t no man & will get no respect from me.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: kevcol

That is what happens when you rapcrap on 12 years of free education and don’t learn adult job skills.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 5:27:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kevcol

Then why are you working at a kid's job?


16 posted on 07/29/2013 5:29:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I hear wet grass.)
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To: kevcol

Big Mama in top pic needs to go on a hunger strike instead.
Will do her wonders....


17 posted on 07/29/2013 5:29:48 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: All

is there a segment of the consumers spending that is any less needed than fast food? if these idiots get the costs up even a nickle they’ll get laid off anyway because of lower sales.
they picked the wrong type of business.
have you tasted those burgers lately?
it just goes to show you its all organized by the marxists.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 5:30:31 PM PDT by willywill
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To: kevcol; All

Let me see if I have this right.

These snot nosed little twits are whining that they do not make enough in an entry level, food service job. A job that historically never paid more than minimum wage.

The whiny little bastids want more money and are going to extort their business with a walk off and “one day strike” to achieve that end.

When the manager could just as easily and quickly hire a bunch of kids to replace those leaving.

And these idiots actually think they have a chance of succeeding?!!!


19 posted on 07/29/2013 5:30:49 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: kevcol

I call BS. I can get a pair of running shoes at Walmart for $10, usually last 2-3 months.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 5:31:13 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: kevcol

A ‘must read’ in the article’s comment section


21 posted on 07/29/2013 5:31:22 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: kevcol

Fine with me, but their space for negotiation is a very narrow band, between “I would rather eat at a fast food place rather than bring my lunch from home” and “I would rather automate my restaurant rather than hire these workers at that price.”


22 posted on 07/29/2013 5:31:39 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: kevcol

Meanwhile, here in Texas, we can’t fill all our openings, rent and real estate are a fraction of those there and almost no one works for minimum wage. Please don’t take that as an invitation, motley striking burger jockeys of the East Coast.


23 posted on 07/29/2013 5:32:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: kevcol

Co-Chair Keith Ellison the Muslim POS, that alone should tell you what a dumb idea this is.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 5:33:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol

You should be paid what you are worth and it could be many are paid more than they are worth due to the minimum wage.

If they are worth more they could get a job elsewhere.

From the market!


25 posted on 07/29/2013 5:34:20 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: kevcol

Go ahead and demand $15.00 per hour. You will soon find that you are out of the only job you were ever qualified to do. dolts.......


26 posted on 07/29/2013 5:34:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: kevcol

Yeah, let’s give them higher pay and benefits, then, “Hey, why is my Filet O Fish combo $15?”


27 posted on 07/29/2013 5:35:30 PM PDT by lurk
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The VC made shoes out of tires.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Labour demand in Alberta hit the point a couple of years back where restaurants were paying signing bonuses to busboys.


29 posted on 07/29/2013 5:35:57 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Jeff Chandler
They should be grateful they’re not being paid what they’re worth.

ROTFLMAO

The truth is like an enema in the brain for these people.

30 posted on 07/29/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Nice mass-produced signs. Kind of undercuts the "spontaneous grass roots" fiction, though.



Those "I am a man" signs are a bit disturbing. Might be mistaken for an ED support group instead of a protest.
31 posted on 07/29/2013 5:36:42 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Squawk 8888
I call BS. I can get a pair of running shoes at Walmart for $10, usually last 2-3 months.

With the proper application of duct tape - 4 months.

32 posted on 07/29/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kevcol

Wow. Detroititis all over again.

I can predict what will happen when a McD meal costs as much as a meal at a good restaurant. Give them their $15 and watch the whole industry disappear


33 posted on 07/29/2013 5:37:23 PM PDT by rey
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To: RoosterRedux; kevcol
Fast food jobs are for teenagers

So you have no problem with sending your teenage daughter to work with 40 year old male illegal aliens?

34 posted on 07/29/2013 5:37:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mickey D’s-—— MacDetroit’s. Oh yeh and if you refuse to eat at fast food places then you are a racist. We get it!


35 posted on 07/29/2013 5:38:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Mr. K

and there are jobs for all those people? college and h.s.?
you must mean all the factory jobs we sent to China,Mexico, Thailand and a host of other nations.
This is perfect for us. People wanting good jobs but instead we get lost in the pay issue as though someone working for motor vehicles is any smarter.
The comments here are a reason we can’t win national elections.


36 posted on 07/29/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Jack Deth

Mexicans actually think these jobs are careers. That is the danger of illegal immigration, the Mexican Mafia locking up the first wrung...


37 posted on 07/29/2013 5:39:24 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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this is only the beginning. Expect to see more of this crap over the next few years. This will become the next “occupy” movement or a lame attempt to create a leftwing tea party but with people who want more government.


38 posted on 07/29/2013 5:40:38 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: kevcol

If Keith X is for it, you know it’s just a bunch of rabid dipshittery.


39 posted on 07/29/2013 5:41:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: kevcol

Thank Obama for not creating new, better paying jobs.


40 posted on 07/29/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: kevcol
Wow! Those are nice signs they had professionally made up. Bi-lingual, even! Probably funded by the same commie front groups that are involved in all the other leftist protest movements.

I don't believe McD's was holding a gun to the heads of these employees when they signed their employment application(s) for a known hourly wage.

41 posted on 07/29/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: kevcol

This is not a career job morons. Want more pay ? Get an education and make yourself worth more. I hope all these striking idiots are IMMEDIATELY replaced by unemployed people who want to work. Screw these imbeciles


42 posted on 07/29/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: kevcol

Westin’s boss and a founder of the Working Families Party


43 posted on 07/29/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: certrtwngnut

Careful I went down that path on an earlier thread and people thought I was evil for expecting a man to be able to provide.


44 posted on 07/29/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Squawk 8888

You must leave those shoes in the closet for the first 2 1/2 months.


45 posted on 07/29/2013 5:50:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kevcol

Every day for the past 5 years or so the same paid protesters march outside of a highrise during lunch about a block from my office chanting “What do we want? Higher wages! When do we want them? NOW!”
If they spent that time getting an education.. oh never mind.
They would rather walk in a circle and chant.
I’ve even seen the organizers hire (give cash) to some of the known local bums that need booze money or whatever.


46 posted on 07/29/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: kevcol

Striking - that’ll solve the problem. Instead of low pay, they’ll get NO pay. They can all go hungry for all I care.


47 posted on 07/29/2013 5:52:02 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
I snapped this last September here in Hobbs, NM.

Similarly, down in Monahans, TX, the McDonald's sign out front right now says they are hiring off the street with no experience... $14.00/hr.

Any unskilled labor can hire on right out of HS, probably without even had completed HS... at $19.00/hr... in the oil fields. Brutal work, but the labor market is tight out here, just like you said.

If you don't have a job out here, it's because there is definitely something wrong with you.

48 posted on 07/29/2013 5:52:07 PM PDT by Rodamala
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49 posted on 07/29/2013 5:52:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: kevcol

Boy are they in for a rude awakening when they discover that nobody will pay $10 for a fast-food burger to support their $15/hr wage!


50 posted on 07/29/2013 5:53:48 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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