Skip to comments.Fast-food workers in KC [+NAACP+Unions+Organizers] join national protest over ‘poverty wages’
Posted on 07/29/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT by kevcol
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Speaking at a podium set up on the Troost sidewalk, Terrance Wise, who works two part-time jobs at a Burger King and Pizza Hut, said the rally was organized because these billion-dollar companies arent magically going to make our lives better overnight.
Nationally, protest organizers are calling for pay of $15 an hour, which would be more than double the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who spoke at the Kansas City rally, said it was unlikely that the current Congress will vote to raise the minimum wage, but he believes the issue will influence voters decisions in the next midterm elections.
About a dozen area organizations support the Kansas City coalition. Many had representatives at the rally. They include the NAACP, Jobs With Justice, Communities Creating Opportunity, locals affiliated with the AFL-CIO and other unions, the Cross Border Network, and the Midwest Center for Equality and Democracy.
In St. Louis, Martin Rafanan, a community director for STL735, the group that organized the protest, said, These workers need a raise and they need representation in the workplace.
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Then maybe Wednesday too? Until everyone gets fired so Holder's thugs can open civil rights investigations?
No grassroots whatsoever. 100% staged and paid for by the democrat party. So far I have seen that a dem congressmen has shown up to almost all of these "strikes".
They look chubby for the most part.
he problem is these are meant to be entry level jobs; not a career. With this economy and the deplorable state of education, people are stuck.
Replace them with robots.
Then the person who services the robots, keeps the product going in and sacking what comes out, he/she can the “living wage”.
I’m sure it’s no coincidence that people are protesting the minimum wage after 0bama proposed raising it during the SoUA.
I have worked second “fast food jobs” for quite a few years. Sometimes it was for the unspoken “fringe” benefits. Pizza places are great cause I was able to bring home a pizza every now and then.
If they don’t like the pay then find another job. Manual labor jobs pay better. But you have to actually work. I had a second job once parking cars. That was a pretty fun job. Not much pay but hell of a good time driving new vettes and fast acuras. :)
if you hate them so much, don’t work for them.
Go and start your own place and pay yourself as much as you want.
Low wages are MOTIVATION to find a better job.
Will not spit in your food because your a cracka.
If they don’t like the wages they can always hit the gate!
If they want better wages they should apply at IN-n-Out or Chik a fil or Cutler’s, but they better come in clean cut and able to speak english. They all pay better and it shows. They just a choosy about who they hire.
I find the thought of any of those creeps serving me food to be very unappetizing.
the owner of all the KFCs in my city closed them all down about a year ago
I remember eating at a NY Automat when I was a kid. It seemed like the coolest thing ever. Coffee was 5 cents and water and lemonade were free.
I wouldn’t let that pack of disgusting looking, pig eyed sacks of sh#t within 10 miles of anything I was going to eat.
Lol. You got that right. It's like fatsos demonstrating against MacDonald's....unclear on the concept. Mr. Boffo material.
That’s actually a very persuasive marketing message.
These sub-ferals need an education. Do these fools think anyone would be attracted to the FIVE dollar menu????
The appropriate response is to eliminate the minimum wage.
Let the market set wages.