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.
Some simple photo-shop circles showing (1)”obama phones”, (2) $50-coifs and (3) $50-tats should be sufficient to call these slackers out.
it ain’t lit, mah bruthah!
Im late on car payments. and she’s probably late with her period again as well.
“Ive heard that East St. Louis is a bad neighborhood. Not just parts of it but the whole city.”
Yup! I got a call yesterday to go fix a roof in east st louis. I have done some work over there selectively, but after Trayvon’s shooter being acquitted, no way.
When funding for a new Busch Stadium was still up in the air, the Cardinals made some noise about moving to East St. Louis.
Some Missouri official got in hot water for making a crack about how they’d have to hold Body Armor Night.
“ Im late on car payments.
But not late on the cell phone, and cable TV?
Because they shut THEM off fast : )
Close the store for a week and see what happens to their car payment.
Perhaps has Obamaphone and govt subsidized $10/mo high speed internet.
Seriously, my cell phone bill is $35 a month
My sister, who works part time, pays $150 a month
That’s not a crack, that’s the truth.
Even when I did go over there, I would never work past 2 pm.
Looks like a bunch of entitled Holder’s people.
These “protestors” should develop some marketable job skills, and then apply for a higher paying job.
I wouldn’t doubt it.
Feeding time at the Mac_Zoo. Didn’t Ma Moochelle give the order to eat healthy at veggie burger joints only? Try finding a good paying job at one of those—if you can even find one of those to work at.
These kinds of bigotted comments make FR look and smell like the fecal matter that spew them.
Moderator, do your job.
Wow. What a snapshot of 2013 America.
The bulk of ‘em are sporting iphones too....
My question is are these employees unionized? If not, then do they have a right to strike? If not - then fire their butts and hire people who do want to work. There isn’t a shortage of unemployed personnel. But, if they think their job is worth $15 an hour, I have to question their common sense. If they are making $8.25 an hour and getting a 40 hour work week, then their gross is $330 a week - McDonalds pays bi-weekly, I believe. So, if the employer caves to their demands - and cuts their hours in half - at $15 an hour for 20 hours - their gross is only $300 a week.
Guess they haven’t learned simple mathematics in school. What idiots!
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If they paid $15 an hour, do you think they would be hiring those people? Of course not.
from $8.25 to $15 an hour.....??
What do they think will happen when nobody buys their food ?
Dish network is offering $12/hour for Dish TV installers.
Charlie Ergen is a devout Baraqqi.
Nobody in the media will criticize him.