Skip to comments.Police escort fast food protestors from East St. Louis McDonalds
Posted on 07/30/2013 12:52:55 PM PDT by kevcol
EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) The morning shift at a Metro-East McDonalds started Tuesday with protests and a heavy police presence.
The crowd gathered and almost immediately started chanting: We cant survive on 8-25!
Both the driving rain and the predawn darkness were not enough to keep striking workers off the McDonald`s parking lot on 25th and State Streets in East St. Louis. Just in time for the 6 a.m. breakfast rush, workers demanded a pay increase to $15 an hour. That would be up from the Illinois state minimum wage of $8.25.
Im barely making it, barely said McDonalds employee Jamiya Little, still chanting under a soaked red slicker. Im late on car payments. Im late on late on everything. This is not enough.
About a dozen officers asked the protestors to leave the dining room, then the property.
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I’ve heard that East St. Louis is a bad neighborhood. Not just parts of it but the whole city. I sure won’t go there. Certain places are best avoided.
” Im late on car payments.”
And you have a car......why?
Remember when Pelosi and the Dems snarked on GWB for only creating “McJobs”?
Now in the Era of Baraq, fast food is the mainstream career intended to provide a middle class living for a “family of four”.
How many of them actually work there? Not very dang many I bet.
Not just a bad neighborhood, a bad city.
Look at all the white people causing problems. /s
I’ve seen warnings on other sites about avoiding fast Food for a while because “Justice for Trayvon” is finding it’s way into Happy meals. Think Jesse Jackson.
We cant survive on 8-25!
Don’t worry Obama will push a Fast Food Stamp Bill
Now people can’t even find McJobs. The ones that have them want to go on strike.
The ones that also have them are finding their hours cut due to Obamacare.
These jobs were never intended to be permanent, family-supporting wage level jobs. I had a job like this in high school.
Aren’t these typically clients of their own product? Is this yet another case of them (symbolically) burning their own homes?
I see ink on two, and a cigarette in one’s mouth. Choose your spending better.
However, people on overnight or early am shift probably need a car.
What these people don’t understand is that minimum wage jobs pay what they pay because that is what it is worth to the employer..
And they also don’t understand that, if they want better, they need to get training, go to school, work hard, etc. So they can qualify for better paying jobs.
What will happen if they get $15 an hour? Will McD sell as many Big Macs when the price goes way up? Will their hours be cut as volume of sales go down? The other thing people don’t understand is basic economics, and where the money in their paycheck comes from.
Notice the smoker in the lower right hand corner....if he were white, they would arrest him for smoking in a public place....if you're a black, they don't want to be accused of being "Racist", "Racial Profiling", and/or, knowing the other blacks in the picture will be rioting if a Brutha' is arrested or cited by police.
E. St. Louis is a cesspool of tribal parasites.
“...workers demanded a pay increase to $15 an hour. That would be up from the Illinois state minimum wage of $8.25.”
You’ve gotta be kidding me? $15 an hour? I’m not saying that is a fortune, and I’m certainly not looking down of FF workers (honest work is honest work). But 15/hr is as much - or more - than some jobs requiring a good deal more education and skills can afford to pay.
“Im barely making it, barely...Im late on late on everything. This is not enough.”
Then you cut back where you can, make arrangements with your creditors, and find the time to improve your education and your marketable skills. I know it’s tough to do all of that. Believe me, I have been there, and I’m not unsympathetic. But it *can* be done. I’ve done it, and so has everyone else in my family.