Skip to comments.Detroit protesters demand super-sized $15-per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers
Posted on 12/05/2013 11:06:32 AM PST by fivecatsandadog
DETROIT, MI -- More than 200 protesters waved signs, bounced and shouted chants passionately in unison outside a McDonald's on and other nearby fast food restaurants on Seven Mile near the Lodge Freeway in Detroit Thursday.
Their demands: A $15 per hour minimum wage for fast food employees.
"Hold the pickles, hold the fries, make our wages super-sized," "We fired up, can't take it no more," and "What do we want? $15. When do we want it? Now," were among the chants.
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More than 200 protesters, some current or former fast food employees, rallied for a $15-per-hour minimum wage for fast food employees outside a McDonald's restaurant on 7 Mile in Detroit Dec. 5, 2013.
Looks like Mickey D’s now know what/where/which “Restaurants” to close.
Shoot, with houses going for $1 in Detroit, that’s like getting paid 15 houses per hour. Seems a bit excessive.
The local franchise owners should try a week long experiment.
Give the workers $15 an hour for one week, and raise the prices commensurate with the wage. Then see how many burgers are sold.............
Wasn’t Detroit once a city?
These retards are “protesting” themselves right out of jobs. Raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks in Soetoro’s “fundamentally transformed Amerika” and the college kids will be taking all of these jobs. These high school dropouts better start learning how to pick strawberries and lettuce and find a new job before the GOOBers pass amnesty.
Maybe the bouncing is a Kwanza thing?
You can make $15 per hour. You just have to provide more value than that to your prospective employer.
RE: Detroit protesters demand super-sized $15-per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers
The City of Detroit is bankrupt. I guess this isn’t enough for these protesters. They want to bankrupt private businesses too... way to go jokers.
I have a friend who is a navy vet and has a degree and is an engineer who only makes $17.50 and hour. He is glad to have a job since he was out of work awhile.
These people are idiots.
The ironic part is 15 bucks/hr is about what the UAW 2nd tier makes these days.
The protest was organized by D15, a conglomeration of multiple organizations, including Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Action Network (NAN)), founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton.
Anyone left in Detroit to even buy fast food ?
Between 2000 and 2010 the city's population fell by 25 percent, changing its ranking from the nation's 10th largest city to 18th. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60 percent drop down from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census, indicating a serious and long-running decline of Detroit's economic strength
Hold the pickles, hold the fries, indeed. You aren’t worth what you’re getting now...so, put down your apron and hit the bricks.
Take a machine gun and shoot them all. Then replace them with people that will be more than happy to have a job.
How many of the marchers were Amish?
The goal is Fabian Socialism.
The same kind of economic dumb that drove Detroit into bankruptcy, and they’re too dumb to connect the dots to realize it.
And that’s about all screwing fenders on a Chevy is really worth.
This is a microcosm of why Detroit is bankrupt. I have no doubt that some of these fools vote and they’re serious about their stupidity. I once thought that maybe we could swap Detroit for our debt with China, but the Chinks would never be dumb enough to fall for it. Very Sad!
Maybe we can have the SEIU and UAW debate compensation, LOL.
I never thought of that. Just demand more $$$
How did I miss it?
They might as well hold up signs that say, “fire me today!”
None of these people are employed any where I bet.
the protesters do not work there I bet
I beg to differ.
I’d wager they are employed by SEIU as astroturfers.
They recruit on Craigslist here in Indiana all the time.
More insidious than that -
“government politician, put a gun to the head of the business owner and make him give me more money”
These clowns don’t work there to begin with.
$50 gift cards from what I hear.... so if they work a whole shift on the picket line, they are making less than those inside the McDonalds...
no withholding though
so netting more?
Actually they’re protesting someone else out of jobs.
They should be sued for not withholding FICA and shouldn’t this one day of work impact their welfare and unemployment checks? It would for us.
Because unions in the private sector are withering away, there is tremendous pressure to find some new workplaces to organize.
Even though union dues collected from fast food, WalMart, etc would be trivial per capita, the millions of workers would make it pretty lucrative for Dems.
If you look at their signs, they’re all professionally made. These people don’t want the raise, they want to be fired and go on unemployment, now more than ever if they extend the number of months they can collect.
Food is price-sensitive. Food franchises operate on a very small profit margin.
To pay unskilled workers $15 an hour something has to give - either hire them part-time or raise the price of food.
No manager is going to price their restaurant out of business so the employees will have to work fewer hours.
Which means they’d make the same amount part-time as they did working full-time! Nice way to price yourself out of a job!
Heck other businesses/renters/utilities will get on the price raising action too knowing a fair amount of fast food employees received a large raise.
Those seeking to stretch their budgetary dollars when dining will appreciate the new McDonald's hundred Dollar Menu...
I assume McDonalds only operates where there is sufficient volume to make a profit.
Per this there are 31 locations:
Just for one week?..............
Nope. You're just fired.
I see the SEIU on twitter talking about their protests against fast food mega corporations which is an outright lie. These restaurants are owned by small businessmen.
Fabian is a socialist?..................
EBT cards do the deed. And it will continue until Obama decides to shut them off. Hopefully it will be in the winter so that they can freeze their Obama worshiping asses off as they starve.
That’s a distinction you and I understand, and the media will never mention.
What I can’t understand is why some progressive icon like Soros or Bill Gates doesn’t start an “ethical” fast food franchise and pay the counter employees $15/hr with gold plated benefits.
Wouldn’t all the Democrats flock to a place like that for a $10 burger?
Give it to them. Let them learn the same lessons over and over again. Run the wages up and watch the fast food prices rise (they’re cheaper then buying healthy food at the grocery store), then watch the new raised minimum wage earners start griping about the cost of a #4 non-supersized.