Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Fast-food workers call for nationwide walkout Aug. 29
Washington Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | By Michael A. Fletcher

Posted on 08/20/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 08/20/2013 12:35:42 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29.

The workers who are backed by local community groups and national unions and have held one-day walkouts in cities such as New York, St. Louis and Detroit say they have received pledges of support from workers in dozens of cities across the country.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fastfood; minimumwage; walkout; wantfrieswithit
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-81 next last

1 posted on 08/20/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

derp, i can’t get a job and these losers want to complain? f u.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreedomStar3028

Oh God Help Me!!

how can I live one day without a chulupa and the packet of hot sauce they forgot to put in the bag!!


3 posted on 08/20/2013 12:32:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Not to worry. The politicians have assured us that these low wage jobs aren’t jobs that Americans want.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 12:32:55 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Revolting cat!

Takeout Walkout PING!


5 posted on 08/20/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Again?

Didn’t work last time.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 12:33:16 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they should learn to make change first before they ask for a raise.......


7 posted on 08/20/2013 12:34:03 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Guess I’ll BROWN BAG it... *snicker


8 posted on 08/20/2013 12:34:18 PM PDT by CygnusXI (Im back!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
These kids are just giving new technology a boost...
Robots Could Take Over Fast Food Jobs (China, for now)

9 posted on 08/20/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Too bad they're not staging this *walkout* to protest their hours being cut because of 0bamaCare!!
10 posted on 08/20/2013 12:35:08 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

Lookout for Drivethru Walkout!


11 posted on 08/20/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

We are witnessing the death of fast food.

A value meal already costs 8.00. I can get a 1/2lb of pulled pork and a 1/2lb of burnt ends from Arthur Bryant’s for 10.00.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 12:36:21 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

They’re not union. Any self respecting fast food joint owner or manager should simply put out the help wanted sign and replace anyone who walks out. They might get a better class of employee in return.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreedomStar3028
I'll bring my lunch that day. Obamacare and 50% raises are going to put these people out of work and they don't even realize it.
14 posted on 08/20/2013 12:36:49 PM PDT by dhs12345
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

15 posted on 08/20/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Otherwise known as “National Eat Healthy Day”.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

OMG! A full day without barfing at McD’s?!

How soon can they quit working?


17 posted on 08/20/2013 12:38:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well I guess if the help won’t be working but striking instead people will just have to refrain from spending money.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 12:38:28 PM PDT by funfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni
how can I live one day without a chulupa and the packet of hot sauce they forgot to put in the bag!!

No telling what these disgruntled *overworked/underpaid victims* will be adding to your next order ;^]

19 posted on 08/20/2013 12:38:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: demshateGod

And I can cook it for myself for 2.00.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 12:39:02 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Start your own fast food restaurant. Pay your starting, entry level employees $15 an hour, and quickly increase the salary as employees develop skills and abilities. Provide health insurance. Provide retirement plans. Guarantee 40 hour work weeks.

Charge $30 for a basic, small hamburger.

Go right ahead.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 12:39:04 PM PDT by mbarker12474
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“Hey pal, I’m not a burger flipper, I’m a bovine protein disk orientation engineer and I’m entitled to 35k a year, with full bennie ride and union representation. You can upsize your order for eight dollars more...”


22 posted on 08/20/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Molon Labbie

Fire ‘em hire new folks, rinse, repeat.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I’ve gotten to where I can’t eat out anymore. Not because of the “healthiness” of the food, but I just can’t trust the people handling my food. If for any reason, one crazy employee can put crap in your food. And literally mean crap.

They get caught on tape all the time.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 12:41:06 PM PDT by skinndogNN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

You can’t cook like Arthur Bryant’s.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 12:47:51 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: skinndogNN

I am going to eat fast food that day. I am going to Chik-Fil-A.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

Yep. I bring my lunch probably at least 18 of 20 workdays in a month. Under $2 a day, healthier food.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 12:48:17 PM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: massmike

.....And speak at least decent, if not proper, English.. It would be nice if they’d rid themselves of their nose, brow,lip, cheek, and chin piercings, too... Not much they can do about their tattooed faces, I guess...


28 posted on 08/20/2013 12:48:23 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long
No telling what these disgruntled *overworked/underpaid victims* will be adding to your next order ;^]

If they are on the walkout, they won't be adding anything to your order... on that day, anyway.

29 posted on 08/20/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

What a coincidence! THAT JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE DAY WE BEGIN A BOYCOTT OF ALL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS!..........


30 posted on 08/20/2013 12:48:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

FReepathon
Day 51.

Please donate today.

31 posted on 08/20/2013 12:49:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

and for one day America loses around 300,000,000 pounds... collectively....


32 posted on 08/20/2013 12:49:46 PM PDT by Frapster (Clear the mechanism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

With the level of service in most of these places, one wonders if the customers will notice their absence.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

A good day for home entrepreneurs (illegals) to show up with their coolers full of homemade burritos, enchiladas and tamales.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Thanks, but I can cook my own burger my self under 12 bucks. Just brought a value pack ground beef which will enable me to make about 5 paties. I got my bread, lettuce, tomato, pickles and I’m happy.

I wonder if the Wookie is behind this?


35 posted on 08/20/2013 12:52:31 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I want it to be known that I will eat fast food all day on Aug 29, 2013 and I will leave a $20.00 tip for each server.
36 posted on 08/20/2013 12:54:24 PM PDT by grayeagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I can easily live without fast food.

I only use it when traveling and can easily plan ahead, go to the grocery store and make a travel box of calories and stick a couple of cold drinks in a small cooler.

37 posted on 08/20/2013 12:55:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Do these ass clowns have any idea what will happen to them if they get their $15/hour? Half of them will be let go and the other half will have to work twice as hard.


38 posted on 08/20/2013 12:56:29 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of the hilarious rant some sports guy did on ESPN a while back about the WNBA going on strike.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 12:57:39 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

"No bagel... no bagel..... no bagel.... no bagel no bagel no bagel..."

40 posted on 08/20/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by Alex in chains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JCBreckenridge

Right, and when the manager interviews, make the expectations very clear.

One, you will show up for work. You will not walk out, even once.

And do not expect this to become a career job unless you show management potential.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 1:01:55 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Do it. There’s lots of people waiting to have your jobs.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 1:02:41 PM PDT by lowbridge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Drop the hours of striking workers to no more than 5 hours per week - the worst shift available. Hire additional workers to cover the other available hours.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grayeagle
I want it to be known that I will eat fast food all day on Aug 29, 2013 and I will leave a $20.00 tip for each server.

That's the attitude.
I know it is not the case, but it seems like many here are standing in solidarity with those walking out, punishing the fast food establishments for those on walkout.

44 posted on 08/20/2013 1:05:26 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Let's Pizza
45 posted on 08/20/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NEMDF

Cooking is an unwinding activity, a great hobby. Baking Bread, Smoking Brisket, all of it.


46 posted on 08/20/2013 1:06:32 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: RckyRaCoCo

Chik-fil-a, every day.
Wish I could afford it.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Sgt_Schultze

At the last “strike” most if not all of the picketers did not even work at those McDonalds


48 posted on 08/20/2013 1:07:31 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a good day to apply for a job.


49 posted on 08/20/2013 1:08:46 PM PDT by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
A song comes to mind here:
Hit the road Jack and don't come back no more. . . .
50 posted on 08/20/2013 1:10:43 PM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO IS NO HERO HE LEADS WITH HIS BEHIND. . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-81 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson