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Police escort fast food protestors from East St. Louis McDonalds
Fox 2 ^ | July 30, 2013 | Kim Hudson

Posted on 07/30/2013 12:52:55 PM PDT by kevcol

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The morning shift at a Metro-East McDonald’s started Tuesday with protests and a heavy police presence.

The crowd gathered and almost immediately started chanting: “We can’t 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.

“I’m barely making it, barely” said McDonald’s employee Jamiya Little, still chanting under a soaked red slicker. “I’m late on car payments. I’m late on late on everything. This is not enough.”
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About a dozen officers asked the protestors to leave the dining room, then the property.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Illinois; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: eaststlouis; fastfood; mcdonalds; protests
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Second day in a row of these DEM-coordinated, union-backed, astro-turfede "strikes".


1 posted on 07/30/2013 12:52:55 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

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.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kevcol

” “I’m late on car payments.”

And you have a car......why?


4 posted on 07/30/2013 12:55:33 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

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”.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: kevcol

How many of them actually work there? Not very dang many I bet.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not just a bad neighborhood, a bad city.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 12:59:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kevcol

Look at all the white people causing problems. /s


8 posted on 07/30/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nascarnation

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.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 1:00:50 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nascarnation
Good way to eliminate fast food job, running the price sky high. People will learn how to use a skillet again and they will discover home made tastes oh so much better.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 1:01:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 1:01:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevcol
These aren’t employees, they’re trespassers!
12 posted on 07/30/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: kevcol

“We can’t survive on 8-25!”

Don’t worry Obama will push a Fast Food Stamp Bill


13 posted on 07/30/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: nascarnation

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.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 1:02:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kevcol

Aren’t these typically clients of their own product? Is this yet another case of them (symbolically) burning their own homes?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kevcol
“I’m barely making it, barely” said McDonald’s employee Jamiya Little, still chanting under a soaked red slicker. “I’m late on car payments. I’m late on late on everything. This is not enough.”

Jamiya, ever heard of a second job?

I see protestors in that crowd with fancy cell phones, cigarettes, well-coiffed hair and jewelry. Life sure is tough on $8.25.
16 posted on 07/30/2013 1:03:59 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: kevcol

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 1:05:32 PM PDT by steve8714 (Any homosexual man can marry any woman he wants. Just like the President.)
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To: molson209

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.

Big Mac


18 posted on 07/30/2013 1:07:06 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kevcol
Fire 'em all, and bring in easily-found replacements.

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.

19 posted on 07/30/2013 1:08:38 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: kevcol

“...workers demanded a pay increase to $15 an hour. That would be up from the Illinois state minimum wage of $8.25.”

*spit take*

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.

““I’m barely making it, barely”...I’m 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.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 1:09:13 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: LostInBayport; JoeProBono

Some simple photo-shop circles showing (1)”obama phones”, (2) $50-coifs and (3) $50-tats should be sufficient to call these slackers out.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 1:16:42 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: DemforBush
#STL FastFood Workers chant: "keep your burgers, keep your fries, make our salaries supersized" @fox2now pic.twitter.com/TcPv8JIHNK


23 posted on 07/30/2013 1:16:44 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: traditional1

Well...

it ain’t lit, mah bruthah!


24 posted on 07/30/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: VanDeKoik

I’m late on car payments.” and she’s probably late with her period again as well.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 1:19:36 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“I’ve 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.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 1:20:44 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

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.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: VanDeKoik

“” “I’m late on car payments.”

But not late on the cell phone, and cable TV?

Because they shut THEM off fast : )


28 posted on 07/30/2013 1:26:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: kevcol

Close the store for a week and see what happens to their car payment.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 1:28:24 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Perhaps has Obamaphone and govt subsidized $10/mo high speed internet.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Seriously, my cell phone bill is $35 a month
My sister, who works part time, pays $150 a month


31 posted on 07/30/2013 1:29:56 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s not a crack, that’s the truth.

Even when I did go over there, I would never work past 2 pm.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 1:30:03 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: kevcol

Looks like a bunch of entitled Holder’s people.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 1:32:02 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: kevcol

These “protestors” should develop some marketable job skills, and then apply for a higher paying job.


34 posted on 07/30/2013 1:33:39 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: shadeaud

Zing!


35 posted on 07/30/2013 1:33:48 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: nascarnation

I wouldn’t doubt it.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 1:36:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: kevcol

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.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 1:43:41 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

These kinds of bigotted comments make FR look and smell like the fecal matter that spew them.

Moderator, do your job.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 2:29:56 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: GeronL
PREFECT ! ©

39 posted on 07/30/2013 2:34:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kevcol

Wow. What a snapshot of 2013 America.


40 posted on 07/30/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: steve8714; kevcol

The bulk of ‘em are sporting iphones too....


41 posted on 07/30/2013 2:40:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: SampleMan

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!


42 posted on 07/30/2013 2:46:11 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

If you wish to comment on the quality of moderation at Free Republic please include “Admin Moderator” in the “to” field.

Insults posted behind our backs do not endear members to us.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 2:56:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It is one the most violent pieces of real estate in the world. And one of the most corrupt...


44 posted on 07/30/2013 2:57:12 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: onyx

If they paid $15 an hour, do you think they would be hiring those people? Of course not.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 3:01:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Heck NO!


46 posted on 07/30/2013 3:02:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kevcol

from $8.25 to $15 an hour.....??

What do they think will happen when nobody buys their food ?


47 posted on 07/30/2013 3:12:17 PM PDT by traumer
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To: kevcol; mickie; flaglady47
If the wage don't fit
Ya can always quit

Leni

48 posted on 07/30/2013 3:19:06 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: DemforBush
But 15/hr is as much - or more - than some jobs requiring a good deal more education and skills can afford to pay.

Dish network is offering $12/hour for Dish TV installers.

49 posted on 07/30/2013 3:20:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1

Charlie Ergen is a devout Baraqqi.
Nobody in the media will criticize him.


50 posted on 07/30/2013 3:23:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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