Skip to comments.Fast food workers strike: ĎI canít afford my shoes or rentí
Posted on 07/29/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT by kevcol
Were 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.
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 Mondays actions in New York.
Similarly, Brooklyn-based McDonalds employee Kareem Starks said he has little to lose by going out on strike.
I dont 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 cant afford my shoes or afford my rent. Is that how youre supposed to be living?
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If you can't afford shoes...move back into Mom's basement.
I wouldnt buy burgers from those idiots..they want 15 dollars an hour they should at least learn how to flip a burger correctly
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
I hear wet grass.
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.”
then you should have paid attention in high school and gone to college
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.
I’ll bet you could afford shoes (forget the Nikes) and rent if you DOWNGRADE your “smart” phone.
They should be grateful they’re not being paid what they’re worth.
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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.
That is what happens when you rapcrap on 12 years of free education and don’t learn adult job skills.
Then why are you working at a kid's job?
Big Mama in top pic needs to go on a hunger strike instead.
Will do her wonders....
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.
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?!!!
I call BS. I can get a pair of running shoes at Walmart for $10, usually last 2-3 months.
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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.”
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.
Co-Chair Keith Ellison the Muslim POS, that alone should tell you what a dumb idea this is.
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!
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.......
Yeah, let’s give them higher pay and benefits, then, “Hey, why is my Filet O Fish combo $15?”
The VC made shoes out of tires.
Labour demand in Alberta hit the point a couple of years back where restaurants were paying signing bonuses to busboys.
The truth is like an enema in the brain for these people.
With the proper application of duct tape - 4 months.
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
So you have no problem with sending your teenage daughter to work with 40 year old male illegal aliens?
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!
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.
Mexicans actually think these jobs are careers. That is the danger of illegal immigration, the Mexican Mafia locking up the first wrung...
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.
If Keith X is for it, you know it’s just a bunch of rabid dipshittery.
Thank Obama for not creating new, better paying jobs.
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.
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
Westins boss and a founder of the Working Families Party
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.
You must leave those shoes in the closet for the first 2 1/2 months.
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.
Striking - that’ll solve the problem. Instead of low pay, they’ll get NO pay. They can all go hungry for all I care.
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.
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!