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Will fast food unions be the next movement?[Video]
CNN Noney ^ | 9/18/13 | Jordan Malter

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fastfood; unions
Breath taking ignorance on display from Clinton's secretary of labor.
1 posted on 09/18/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 7:22:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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3 posted on 09/18/2013 7:22:58 AM PDT by jdege
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

A $10 Big Mac? Don’t think so.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 7:23:13 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
It would be the end of fast food. Which means the end of jobs for low skilled workers. Hey, maybe we could bring back manufacturing.
5 posted on 09/18/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Iron Munro
With the demise of manufacturing in the USA, the profitablilty of the fast-food industry looks like an untapped 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.

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.

6 posted on 09/18/2013 7:25:12 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

“Robert Reich” and “low” in the same sentence.

Sorry. I thought it was funny.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 7:25:20 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Fertile ground for unions. Lots and lots of stupid people.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 7:25:40 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: demshateGod

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 7:26:41 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jdege

Exactly right. With today’s technology, who doesn’t think it is feasible to build a fully automated fast food joint?


10 posted on 09/18/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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!!!


11 posted on 09/18/2013 7:27:52 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: bigbob

And they don’t have the ability to spit in you salad!!!


12 posted on 09/18/2013 7:28:33 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Fast food — the next industry to die.


13 posted on 09/18/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: demshateGod
It would be the end of fast food. Which means the end of jobs for low skilled workers.

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.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 7:30:54 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

So another opportunity for unions to destroy the fast food industry, just like they did the auto industry.


15 posted on 09/18/2013 7:31:39 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 7:31:46 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: bigbob

Here’s the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW-4LU79qbU


17 posted on 09/18/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 7:32:21 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: bigbob
We have the technology:

Burger-making robot could make fast food workers obsolete

19 posted on 09/18/2013 7:32:56 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Here come the BurgerBots.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 7:33:00 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
How about fast food robots? They can cook, clean and serve. Perhaps McDonald's will cross train them as technicians!

Someone has to maintain the robots or at least supplied with the raw food materials.

21 posted on 09/18/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by csvset
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To: BenLurkin
I doubt it.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 7:35:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GeronL

“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.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: bigbob
Do you suppose we'll see more of this?
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.

24 posted on 09/18/2013 7:37:13 AM PDT by jdege
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To: CSM

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.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: dfwgator

Lol! I think I need to see that movie!


26 posted on 09/18/2013 7:43:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Yes you do.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.

http://singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/


28 posted on 09/18/2013 7:46:18 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 7:48:29 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.


30 posted on 09/18/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
"NO"

i like the easy questions
31 posted on 09/18/2013 7:53:35 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: jdege

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.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: jdege

Went to one when I was a kid. Being from small town Ohio, I was amazed!


33 posted on 09/18/2013 8:02:57 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: demshateGod

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.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 8:04:12 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: GeronL

“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.”

Check out the price of those patties. Expensive!


35 posted on 09/18/2013 8:08:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Poison Pill
Women and minorities would be the ones most hurt -- for real. More laboring over a hot stove for the women, blacks are over-represented as customers at mcDs, and latinos are over-represented as employees.
It appears to me to be largely driven by the elite's distaste for the diets that the lower classes get.
36 posted on 09/18/2013 8:09:24 AM PDT by expat2
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To: ontap

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.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 8:10:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 8:12:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

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.


39 posted on 09/18/2013 8:20:34 AM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Part of Michelle’s strategy to get us to stop eating fast food and kill yet another industry?


40 posted on 09/18/2013 8:40:16 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Will fast food unions be the next movement?

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.

41 posted on 09/18/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: GeronL

My local meat market is more than willing to customize hamburger patties. They have quite a selection, but are up for suggestions!


42 posted on 09/18/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

and marinated fajita meat from the Mexican meat markets, the ones you trust, are pretty good too


43 posted on 09/18/2013 9:11:02 AM PDT by GeronL
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