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Fast Food Workers Target "Modern Day Slavery" in Ballwin
Ballwin-Ellisville patch ^ | July 30, 2013 | Gregg Palermo

Posted on 07/31/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT by kevcol

Activists are pushing for an hourly wage of $15 and the ability to organize. Cinnamon Tigner, an employee there who took part in the protest instead of working Tuesday, described the work as "modern day slavery"

"I love my job, I love what I do," she told Patch by phone, but Tigner said she felt disrespected by restaurant management who she said act like they have power over employees.

(Excerpt) Read more at ballwin-ellisville.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: fastfood; seiu; socialism; unions
If managers are not tasked with supervising and directing employees then WTF are they there for "Cinnamon"?

Also, SEIU Goon: If We Don’t Raise Minimum Wage Fast Food Workers Will Contaminate Your Food…, and...

Schooled by Occupy movement, fast-food workers put demands on the table.


1 posted on 07/31/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
The Bolsheviks are coming! The Bolsheviks are coming!
2 posted on 07/31/2013 7:18:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: kevcol

Well, why don’t we just make it $115/hr. Would that work out real well? Happy meals only $125 each. And no toy! Looks like the demand for pink slips is goin’ up.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Cinnamon has a whole bunch of “participation” trophies at home. What an idiot!


4 posted on 07/31/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: kevcol

A couple of years ago two Toyota transmission plants were shut in China by workers demanding more money. The army arrived, selected five workers from each plant and shot them. End of labor dispute. Now, those folks are slaves. I’ve seen photos of the protesters as they texted with phones that cost at least $200. If they’re having trouble making ends meet, ditch the phone, cable TV, alcohol, drugs and eating out.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 7:21:24 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Workers will contaminate your food” is a Terrorist Threat.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kevcol

Someone should point out to the fools using the slave analogy that slaves couldn’t quit.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: massgopguy

It’s OK. They’re Eric Holder’s people.


8 posted on 07/31/2013 7:23:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: kevcol
“Workers will contaminate your food”

I guess we all better stay out of the fast food joints. Besides, none of us want to support "slavery".

9 posted on 07/31/2013 7:26:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: kevcol

By her reasoning abilities, I can see why she works at McD.

How did that labor dispute work out in Hostess?

I have come to believe that Communism is a parasite of the stupid and there are a lot of them.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 7:27:24 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: kevcol

If I were “enslaved” by McDonalds I think I would flee to freedom.

Guess I’m just smarter than these idiots.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kevcol

Slavery? When was the last time you were ripped from your family and sold toan owner hundreds of miles away? When was the last time you were tied to a tree and whipped bloody? When was the last time your master told you you couldnKt learn to read or write or take another job? And when was the last time you worked for no pay at all?

Cut the drama, will you? Your hyperbole only makes you look like an idiot.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: kevcol
Before I react...is this satire?

I've been fooled enough to now hate those very real sounding semi-satire things people post.

What you posted sounds like excerpts from an old Saturday Night Live skit from the late 70s.

Have we really fallen that far so fast?

13 posted on 07/31/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: kevcol

If you don’t like your pay you can always hit the gate.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: kevcol
Congratulations, Lefties. . . you've just made the economic justification for Roboticized Fast Food. . .

So, where are your toadies going to work when they're automated out of existence ???

15 posted on 07/31/2013 7:30:44 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Freakin’ idiots! OF COURSE your employer has “power over” you. What the hell do you think this is, a potluck supper?


16 posted on 07/31/2013 7:31:27 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

so Cinnamon feels disrespected? Being disrespected is a ghetto concept. Maybe she should go back to the ghetto.

How many of you have ever been frustrated with bosses? But how many of you also know that bosses are paying you to do a job, and understand that you have to do the job in the manner in which the bosses require?

Cinnamon needs some maturity and some reality checks, and needs to leave her ghetto feelings at home when she goes to work.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 7:32:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kevcol

Reminds me of Matthew 20 in which laborers agree on a wage, then want more.

No one forced them to work for these fast food places.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 7:33:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
She needs a new name, too.
19 posted on 07/31/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I thought the NFL was modern day slavery?


20 posted on 07/31/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kevcol
she felt disrespected by restaurant management who she said act like they have power over employees.
This is what you get with a publik school education five days a week and black liberation theology on Sunday.
21 posted on 07/31/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kevcol

“...management who she said act like they have power over employees.”

LOL....Cinnamon, you ignorant Obama voter, they do have the power to fire your worthless butt. (This is what happens when you let the riff-raff into your business.)


22 posted on 07/31/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: massgopguy
I thought the NFL was modern day slavery?
No, that would be the MLB where Brandon Phillips said his six-year, $72.5 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds was a "slap in the face."
All of them - clueless, ungrateful SOBs.
23 posted on 07/31/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My dear, uneducated Cinnamon, let me ‘splain it to you. If you want to earn 10-15 dollars an hour, you need to work your a$$ off, get more education and apply for a management job. Because you see, if the wages of the worker bees are raised to $15 an hour, managers and supervisors wages will have to be raised to $20-25 dollars an hour. Then the increase in salaries will be passed on to the customer. A cheeseburger will now cost $5.99 instead of $3.99. Customers will then stop going to your fast food restaurant and the restaurant will close down and you will not have a job. You see how that works honey! So my advice to you Cinnabunn is to get more education and experience and keep progressing up the ladder until you are wealthy enough to open up your own business. Then you will understand how wages and prices fit together. However, if your English is the same quality as Rachel Jeantel’s, then sweetheart, you are $hit out of luck.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 7:40:39 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: kevcol

I call it “Officially Boycotting Fast Food Forever Day,” EXCEPT for Chick-Fil-A. I only make $9 an hour with a bachelor’s degree and experience,(sort of by choice, but there just isn’t much out there) no WAY will I help out these idiots.

Lean Cuisine is JUST fine.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 7:42:10 AM PDT by madison10
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To: ImNotLying
And get rid of the stripper name.
26 posted on 07/31/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: oh8eleven

I’ve had hourly workers get indignant when I told them they couldn’t spend half the day on personal phone calls. I explained to them that the time they are getting paid for at the wage they agreed upon does not belong to them, and if they thought otherwise they were free to leave.
And I always treated employees with respect, but there’s always some people that don’t understand the concept of work.


27 posted on 07/31/2013 7:54:57 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: txrefugee

My son recently got fired from his part time minimum wage job at a comic book store. Oh he loved the job, until the owner got in a snit that several of his employees had gone into the “competitor” store (35 miles away) and fired all three of them. My son’s crime was that he said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with it, going where he wanted to go, on his own time, didn’t mention that he worked at the other place, nothing. He got canned. I told him there will ALWAYS be this kind of stuff at a minimum wage job. Crazy people, mean people, PETTY PEOPLE (omgosh!!!!) and to concentrate on his college classes and move UP. Preferably working for himself, if he can.


28 posted on 07/31/2013 8:04:35 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.)
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To: Rusty0604
there’s always some people that don’t understand the concept of work.
I wish it were only "some."
29 posted on 07/31/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kevcol

I suggest a boycott of all of the McDonald’s establishments where these protests have taken place. See how they like being unemployed. And with the threat of contaminated food, why would you want to eat there, anyway?


30 posted on 07/31/2013 8:07:12 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Shimmer1

More people who have pursued education and who want to move up are finding themselves stuck in these jobs as Obamanomics grinds along.

The number of people who feel stuck and frustrated over this is growing. Eventually they will give up looking for that next rung on the ladder and turn their energies towards squeezing everything they can out of whatever job they’ve got now.

These protests are the start of that trend IMO. Priming large numbers of low-skilled workers to accept unionization and leverage the fact that their votes will get them bigger raises than their work performance will.

BTW, the Pubbies have caved on the NRLB appointments. Son of Card Check coming soon.


31 posted on 07/31/2013 8:23:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

(Activists are pushing for an hourly wage of $15 and the ability to organize. Cinnamon Tigner, an employee there who took part in the protest instead of working Tuesday, described the work as “modern day slavery”)

There is so much ignorance and down right stupidity in this statement it is hard to know where to begin.
A national payscale database, states Emergency Medical Techs get a high “starting salary” of 15.85. So YOU want to get that for flipping burgers as compared to saving someones life. Then you compare your JOB, which you CHOSE to take, to “modern day slavery”, on a day that you WALKED AWAY FROM THAT JOB. You are an IDIOT.


32 posted on 07/31/2013 8:39:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: oh8eleven

yep. that’s something they don’t realise. get up to $15/hr, and they’re going to lose a whole lot more than that increase in government benefits.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The number of people who feel stuck and frustrated over this is growing. Eventually they will give up looking for that next rung on the ladder and turn their energies towards squeezing everything they can out of whatever job they’ve got now.

These protests are the start of that trend IMO. Priming large numbers of low-skilled workers to accept unionization and leverage the fact that their votes will get them bigger raises than their work performance will.

There is some of that I would agree.

But it is also to some degree the deplorable education that the average American gets in public schools.

The only education in economics these protestors ever got is probably from these Union agitators. And of course that education would be centered around management exploitation of the worker and living wage theories. Totally absent from this education would be cost, profit margin and competition.

34 posted on 07/31/2013 8:43:10 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: kevcol

This sounds very much like an SEIU(communist) inspired event. Fast food jobs were never meant to be career positions, just a step up the ladder.


35 posted on 07/31/2013 11:36:38 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: kevcol

“Modern Day SLavery”??

You can take a day off if you are a slave?

You can quit the job and get a new one if you are a slave?

Can someone explain this?


36 posted on 07/31/2013 11:37:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: kevcol
Cinnamon Tigner, an employee there who took part in the protest instead of working Tuesday, described the work as "modern day slavery"

What slave master is forcing you to work there, Cinnamon? ...if that is your real name.

Develop a skill, get a good paying job and pay your taxes.

37 posted on 07/31/2013 4:41:07 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: All

these people have no idea how an economy works and how business operate and they still manage to vote.


38 posted on 07/31/2013 4:43:04 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Gen.Blather
? ditch the phone, cable TV, alcohol, drugs and eating out.

For most 'youths' (no matter what 'race'), that would be akin to death.

39 posted on 08/01/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GBA
Before I react...is this satire?

No.

Have we really fallen that far so fast?

Yes. But it is the fruit of a plan that was started over 50 years ago.

40 posted on 08/01/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2
You're right. Well over 50 years ago and now bearing bitter, poisonous fruit that some people just can't seem to get enough of.

By their fruits we know enough, and this is definitely some genetically modified creation grafted to a slice of mutant hellspawn DNA.

Makes me ill just thinking about it.

41 posted on 08/01/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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