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Dozens Protest ‘Slave Wages’ For Fast-Food Workers In Metro Detroit
CBS Detroit ^ | December 5, 2013 | CBS Detroit

Posted on 12/05/2013 6:29:39 AM PST by Biggirl

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Dozens of demonstrators lined up outside an east side Detroit McDonald’s restaurant in an effort to protest what one man called “slave wages” for fast-food workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; fasdfood; macwages; michigan; minwage; unions
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 6:29:40 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

They are lucky to have jobs in this crappy economy.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 6:30:34 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Biggirl

My heart pumps peanut butter for them.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 6:30:36 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Biggirl

Uh oh! They said slave!!!


4 posted on 12/05/2013 6:30:48 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Biggirl

dumb asses every last one of them. Slaves didn’t get paid.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 6:30:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Biggirl

‘Slave Wages’ is an oxymoron from a bunch of morons who need oxy....................


6 posted on 12/05/2013 6:31:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Biggirl

Find a better job.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 6:31:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: yldstrk

Slaves also didn’t have a choice to work there or not.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 6:32:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

they aren’t going to have jobs for long if there is a
“strike” against fast food

D’OH!


9 posted on 12/05/2013 6:32:20 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Biggirl

All they have to do is quit.

Free at last.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 6:32:23 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Irenic

Cue obligatory comments referencing punishment involving human excretory products.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 6:32:26 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Biggirl

Tax slaves, wage earners are.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 6:32:28 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Biggirl

How many of those striking would be willing to spend $15 on a Big Mac meal?


13 posted on 12/05/2013 6:33:50 AM PST by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: dfwgator

“Slaves also didn’t have a choice to work there or not.”

So true, if it’s that bad, go on to your “dream job” dumb food workers. Oh, except maybe you don’t have any skills, and if you do, your hero barak has made such a drag on the economy that there are no jobs.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:14 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Biggirl

Here comes $12 dollar Big Macs to Detroit.


15 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:27 AM PST by THE_RAIDER
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To: Irenic
Uh oh! They said slave!!!

Now Martin Bashir wants to poop in their mouths!

16 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:52 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Biggirl

Another ‘coordinated crisis’ under the direction of the White Hut. Theater.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 6:35:12 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When I was a teenager I worked FF restaurants with other teens making 65 cents an hour. We didn’t complain. The only adults were the managers. It was not considered a ‘living wage’ nor was it meant to be a permanent situation. These people apparently don’t realize that..........Of course I know that all this crap is being ginned up by the WH and their union thug cronies. Most of these protesters are just paid political hacks...............


18 posted on 12/05/2013 6:35:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Biggirl
Dozens? Wow. Must be series.

What are we talking about again?

19 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:37 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: HarleyD

How many of the “strikers” actually work at those fast food restaurants or any other restaurant?


20 posted on 12/05/2013 6:37:17 AM PST by Bob
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To: Paladin2

Can government has pretty much taxed or regulated those offshore.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 6:38:34 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Biggirl
BOEHNER'S IMMIGRATION STAFFER: 'THERE ARE JOBS THAT AMERICAN WORKERS WILL NOT DO

Your replacements are on the way if the T.E.A. Party doesn't save your sorry jobs!!

22 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:27 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Red in Blue PA
Right! And, these are low skill or no skill positions.

These are the jobs for young people who are just beginning their work career or are in school or for adults who need a second job.

These are not the jobs you take to raise a family.

People who constantly drive legislators to increase the minimum wage have absolutely NO perspective on what these jobs are.

In the end everyone loses...Employers have to limit hiring and consumers keep their money in their pockets rather than pay ridiculous prices for inferior food and services!!!

23 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:54 AM PST by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: HarleyD
How many of those striking would be willing to spend $15 on a Big Mac meal?

Are you kidding? They wouldn't eat that shiite. They know what kind of people prepare the food.
24 posted on 12/05/2013 6:41:56 AM PST by Old Yeller (America: Under Iranian hostage since Jan. 20, 2008.)
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To: Biggirl
This is a created “crisis” to take attention away form obama robbing other sectors of the economy such as obamacare and death panels and such.
25 posted on 12/05/2013 6:42:50 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Biggirl

3rd world standard is dollar a day wage. Millions of people in Africa are yet to make as much. Why do they think they do deserve any better in Detroit?


26 posted on 12/05/2013 6:48:01 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Biggirl

Dang am I gonna get stuffed today. So many FFR’s and so little time. Maybe just purchase their smallest meal at each one just to P O the “strikers”. Now, get back to work or when you come back tomorrow, you’ll quickly figure that min wage beats zero wage. (And while your outside, sweep down the parking lot.)


27 posted on 12/05/2013 6:48:17 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s going to be so funny when they get replaced by machines :)


28 posted on 12/05/2013 6:49:26 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Biggirl

“Dozens” huh? Yikes. The unions are getting cheap when it comes to hiring “protestors”.


29 posted on 12/05/2013 6:49:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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>"How many of the “strikers” actually work at those fast food restaurants">>

That depends on your definition of the word work.

Does swiping an ebt card count as work? It doesn't swipe itself.

30 posted on 12/05/2013 6:50:33 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: logitech

‘All they have to do is quit.

Free at last.’

Is that free from work or free stuff from Barry’s slush fund for those who refuse to work??


31 posted on 12/05/2013 6:52:28 AM PST by 556x45
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To: logitech

LOL


32 posted on 12/05/2013 6:53:04 AM PST by just me (We are taking our first steps into a thousand years of darkness)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Does swiping an ebt card count as work? It doesn't swipe itself.

The cashier will swipe it for you if you ask them nice. < / sarcasm >

33 posted on 12/05/2013 6:54:29 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bob
Since this is a clone of the Walmart black Friday protests, not a single one, I would wager, actually works for the fast food joint they are protesting.

Again, this is all about a union who has figured out where the next big flood of ‘members’, or rather, people they can bleed for dues. Raise those salaries a dollar an hour, so that the union can take that pre-tax dollar out of the employee's pocket and line their own.

Hey! Want to try for bonus points? Take the media picture of the Walmart protest and compare it the media picture of the fast food protest, and count how many faces you can exactly match between the two photos. I think the record last year was 11, with the accompanying media article actually quoting the same three people between the two protests.

34 posted on 12/05/2013 6:54:33 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Biggirl

Someone should poop in their mouths. - Martin Bashir


35 posted on 12/05/2013 6:54:54 AM PST by struggle
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To: Biggirl

Easy solution: liberal politicians should pass law declaring that all employees are paid at least $150,000 per hour, regardless of industry.

This is the minimum that any compassionate government should do.


36 posted on 12/05/2013 6:56:47 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: Biggirl

Dozens?? Too bad the actions of a few lefty wackos can make the news. Ignore them and they will go away from lack of interest. Covering them just breeds more.


37 posted on 12/05/2013 6:58:18 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Biggirl

Martin Bashir is shocked at this public expression!


38 posted on 12/05/2013 7:07:11 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Biggirl

$15/hour doesn’t mean much if there’s no one around to pay it. Same principle on display in Obamacare: ‘coverage’ does not mean ‘access’.


39 posted on 12/05/2013 7:09:39 AM PST by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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Detroit. Black employees. “Slave Wages”.
Yeah yeah yeah yeah.....we get it already!


40 posted on 12/05/2013 7:15:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Slavery comparison? Paging Martin Bashir....


41 posted on 12/05/2013 7:15:53 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Biggirl

Working for a private employer is not like working for the government where the level of pay isn’t necessarily a function of the value of an employee’s work and contribution.

In the non-government job market, once the linkage is broken between the value of an employee’s contribution and their pay the free market economy is dead.

But isn’t that what the leftists want?


42 posted on 12/05/2013 7:17:03 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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Dozens of Hired Demonstrators Paid Slave Wages to Protest ‘Slave Wages’ For Fast-Food Workers In Metro Detroit

There. Fixed it.

43 posted on 12/05/2013 7:23:45 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Biggirl

It sounds like massive crowds of two and three people are gathering to protest.


44 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:29 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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Their surface arguments (though not their real reasons) for the minimum wage are all predicated on the assumption of

“to each according to his needs”.


45 posted on 12/05/2013 7:27:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 556x45

“Is that free from work or free stuff from Barry’s slush fund for those who refuse to work??”

They probably get welfare supplement.

I’m sick of hearing about the low wages of FF workers. The ones complaining are on the bottom rung. They can move up the ladder if they want.

A general manager at most FF stores makes a good living. But that little fact never gets any ink.


46 posted on 12/05/2013 7:32:05 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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Most of these people are retired seniors looking for extra money to supplement their pensions, young kids looking for extra cash as they continue their education, and illegal invaders who stole into my country. VERY few rely on these positions as career commitments.


47 posted on 12/05/2013 7:35:33 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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And not an ounce of altruistic instinct between them. These protests are about raising their own wages and harassing small businessmen to do it.


48 posted on 12/05/2013 7:36:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Yep, let’s boycott fast food to help them out. Then they can get paid nothing and have no job at all.

I love the smell of liberal logic in the morning, reminds me of the old cow pasture.


49 posted on 12/05/2013 7:45:13 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: count-your-change
It sounds like massive crowds of two and three people are gathering to protest.

All both of ‘em? This is hugh!
50 posted on 12/05/2013 7:46:38 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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