Skip to comments.Will fast food unions be the next movement?[Video]
Posted on 09/18/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Robert Reich says striking low-wage workers need collective action and bargaining, but our other panelists are skeptical of union power.
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Labor Unions, Politicians and other thugs go where the money is.
With the demise of manufacturing in the USA, the profitablilty of the fast-food industry looks like an untapped pile of gold to the extortionists running the unions.
A $10 Big Mac? Don’t think so.
Exactly. Unions only exist for the benefit of those running the union. People who most likely never worked on the floor. They're more politicians than tradesmen.
“Robert Reich” and “low” in the same sentence.
Sorry. I thought it was funny.
Fertile ground for unions. Lots and lots of stupid people.
People would buy and nuke frozen foods before they paid that much for fast food. Or they would learn to cook their own burgers, and they will realize how much better tasting home cooked is.
Exactly right. With today’s technology, who doesn’t think it is feasible to build a fully automated fast food joint?
The fast food industry should take a page out of Wal-Mart’s rules for radicals.....when they strike shut the SOB down!!!And let the picket the unemployment line!!!
And they don’t have the ability to spit in you salad!!!
Fast food — the next industry to die.
What idiots like Reich don't get is that the reason these jobs are low paying is because almost anyone can learn them in a few days. There's no apprenticeship or long training program. Their value is that they teach young people the basics of getting along in the work place, things like showing up on time, doing a good job, listening to superiors and they give older workers a way to supplement their income.
They're not designed as jobs to raise a family with unless your goal is management or ownership of a franchise.
So another opportunity for unions to destroy the fast food industry, just like they did the auto industry.
And it would be. Walmart had 1.4million workers, if those hours were fulltime and each worker had to pay 0.30 an hour in dues, that union would get almost a billion dollars per year. If you go after every service job, you’d be talking about tens, if not hundreds, of billions of dollars. in revenue.
Here’s the future.
Fast food is not essential to our survival as a society—Many alternatives exist.
Teacher unions have been introduced to a similar harsh reality. Alternatives exist to public education.
However, if this happens, it won’t be the first time unions put their members out of work.
Here come the BurgerBots.
Someone has to maintain the robots or at least supplied with the raw food materials.
“People would buy and nuke frozen foods before they paid that much for fast food. Or they would learn to cook their own burgers, and they will realize how much better tasting home cooked is.”
White Castle is already offering their burgers in the frozen food section of grocery and smaller stores. They actually replicate the in-store version pretty well. I bet you are right and that more fast food restaurants have R&D projects that are active right now to solve this issue.
In 1932 the police blamed members of the glaziers union for vandalism against 24 Horn & Hardart and Bickford's restaurants in Manhattan, including the one at 488 Eighth Avenue. Witnesses said that a passenger in a car driving by used a slingshot to damage and even break the plate glass show windows. Glaziers union representatives had complained about nonunion employees installing glass at the restaurants.
You can buy hamburger patties already spiced in some grocery stores, not even frozen. I think many people who don’t cook at home might give it a shot and find that it tastes so much better done yourself.
Once they kill fast food, it might never come back.
Lol! I think I need to see that movie!
Yes you do.
They do that, full automation will become much more attractive to keep prices below what the consumer will refuse to pay.
Fast food restaurants already have self-serve ordering kiosks, and there already are burger making robots.
In retrospect, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore should have destroyed the institution of slavery by unionizing the slaves.
Within a few years, slaves would have become so, not just unprofitable, but expensive, that slaveholders would turn them loose. Then the unions would petition the slave states to prohibit manumission, so that slaveholders would have to pay through the nose to support their unionized slaves, and the plantation owners would sell out and flee to the free states.
You know the commie union thugs are desperate when they go after the burger flippers and fries guys. It’s all about money. Unions love stealing other people’s money.
Automation could very soon replace the entire staff at a Mcdonalds. All you would need is someone to replenish and clean a couple times a day.
Went to one when I was a kid. Being from small town Ohio, I was amazed!
Not the end automated to remove a big chunk of the labor cost. Order and pay at kiosks. Food assembled on automated line, 1 shlub to hand you your order.
“You can buy hamburger patties already spiced in some grocery stores, not even frozen. I think many people who dont cook at home might give it a shot and find that it tastes so much better done yourself.”
Check out the price of those patties. Expensive!
Howard Hughes did the same thing with Hughes Tool.
Workers went on strike so Hughes fired them all and shut the place down.
Then reopened and hired new workers.
Probably still cheaper per patty than a burger from, say, Carl’s Jr or such. Obviously better to make your own patties and add your own spices.
They can try, but with 300% annual turn over the employees just don’t stick around long enough to organize, and the industry is geared towards rapid replacement to get rid of the few that do.
Part of Michelle’s strategy to get us to stop eating fast food and kill yet another industry?
If they succede, that's one way to cut down on "junk food" consumption by the American populace.
Between rising prices due to artificially high wages and inefficiencies due to union work rules, plus union-initiated "labor action", folks will stay home and fix something to eat there or for brown bagging.
More unemployed "utes" roaming the street looking for mischief to get into.
My local meat market is more than willing to customize hamburger patties. They have quite a selection, but are up for suggestions!
and marinated fajita meat from the Mexican meat markets, the ones you trust, are pretty good too