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Detroit protesters demand super-sized $15-per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers
MLive.com ^ | 12/5/13 | Gus Burns

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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KEYWORDS: astroturf; detroit; economy; michigan; minimumwage; rentamob; uniongoons
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No more "happy" meals.

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.

1 posted on 12/05/2013 11:06:32 AM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: fivecatsandadog

Looks like Mickey D’s now know what/where/which “Restaurants” to close.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 11:07:56 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Shoot, with houses going for $1 in Detroit, that’s like getting paid 15 houses per hour. Seems a bit excessive.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 11:08:16 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: fivecatsandadog

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.............


4 posted on 12/05/2013 11:09:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Wasn’t Detroit once a city?


5 posted on 12/05/2013 11:11:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
More than 200 protesters waved signs, bounced and shouted chants . . .

????

6 posted on 12/05/2013 11:11:32 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: fivecatsandadog

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.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: freedomlover

Maybe the bouncing is a Kwanza thing?


8 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:49 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: fivecatsandadog

You can make $15 per hour. You just have to provide more value than that to your prospective employer.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:55 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

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.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 11:12:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Still Thinking

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.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:20 AM PST by sheana
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To: fivecatsandadog

12 posted on 12/05/2013 11:14:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: fivecatsandadog

The ironic part is 15 bucks/hr is about what the UAW 2nd tier makes these days.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 11:15:28 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: All

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.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:33 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (If Obama is a brilliant writer (or brilliant anything), then I'm Bo Derek.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Anyone left in Detroit to even buy fast food ?


15 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:33 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
At one time.

From Wikipedia:

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

16 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

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.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:00 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: freedomlover

Kenyan Bounce:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGNcEUTW-AQ&list=PLE0pNkAPFZpPrXMgzTHyA0YMhzscSkAg2


18 posted on 12/05/2013 11:20:42 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (If Obama is a brilliant writer (or brilliant anything), then I'm Bo Derek.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Take a machine gun and shoot them all. Then replace them with people that will be more than happy to have a job.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 11:22:01 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: fivecatsandadog

How many of the marchers were Amish?


20 posted on 12/05/2013 11:22:18 AM PST by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nascarnation

The goal is Fabian Socialism.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 11:27:33 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: fivecatsandadog

The same kind of economic dumb that drove Detroit into bankruptcy, and they’re too dumb to connect the dots to realize it.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 11:28:23 AM PST by JeffChrz (2013. Brought to you by the uninformed voters of the United States.)
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To: nascarnation

And that’s about all screwing fenders on a Chevy is really worth.


23 posted on 12/05/2013 11:30:55 AM PST by technically right
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


24 posted on 12/05/2013 11:31:33 AM PST by gr8eman (Bandying nice with wannabe commies is over! You're either for freedom or you're not!)
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To: technically right

Maybe we can have the SEIU and UAW debate compensation, LOL.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 11:33:21 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: fivecatsandadog

I never thought of that. Just demand more $$$

How did I miss it?


26 posted on 12/05/2013 11:34:08 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: fivecatsandadog

They might as well hold up signs that say, “fire me today!”


27 posted on 12/05/2013 11:35:49 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: fivecatsandadog

None of these people are employed any where I bet.


28 posted on 12/05/2013 11:37:55 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

the protesters do not work there I bet


29 posted on 12/05/2013 11:38:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

I beg to differ.
I’d wager they are employed by SEIU as astroturfers.
They recruit on Craigslist here in Indiana all the time.


30 posted on 12/05/2013 11:38:57 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: sickoflibs

More insidious than that -

“government politician, put a gun to the head of the business owner and make him give me more money”


31 posted on 12/05/2013 11:40:01 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: TheRhinelander

These clowns don’t work there to begin with.


32 posted on 12/05/2013 11:40:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nascarnation

$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...


33 posted on 12/05/2013 11:43:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

no withholding though
so netting more?


34 posted on 12/05/2013 11:46:00 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually they’re protesting someone else out of jobs.


35 posted on 12/05/2013 11:47:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nascarnation

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.


36 posted on 12/05/2013 11:47:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


37 posted on 12/05/2013 11:49:11 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


38 posted on 12/05/2013 11:49:44 AM PST by gunner03
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To: cripplecreek

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!


39 posted on 12/05/2013 11:51:25 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Red Badger

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.


40 posted on 12/05/2013 11:53:19 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
"can't take it no more"

After yet another story about this nonsense, I know EXACTLY how they feel.


41 posted on 12/05/2013 11:55:09 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: fivecatsandadog; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
To pay for the increased salaries, the price of a Big Mac will be raised to $295.00. A Super-sized drink will run $450.00.

Those seeking to stretch their budgetary dollars when dining will appreciate the new McDonald's hundred Dollar Menu...

42 posted on 12/05/2013 12:00:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: molson209
Anyone left in Detroit to even buy fast food ?

I assume McDonalds only operates where there is sufficient volume to make a profit.

Per this there are 31 locations:

http://www.whitepages.com/business?chain_id=20387&key=McDonalds&page=1&s_b=d&token=eb5b34c4f09c4eb5a8b55613b18bd4e7&where=Detroit%2C+MI

43 posted on 12/05/2013 12:00:56 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: rollo tomasi

Just for one week?..............


44 posted on 12/05/2013 12:02:26 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: fivecatsandadog
"We fired up"

Nope. You're just fired.

45 posted on 12/05/2013 12:02:36 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: nascarnation

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.


46 posted on 12/05/2013 12:02:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massgopguy

Fabian is a socialist?..................

47 posted on 12/05/2013 12:03:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: molson209

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.


48 posted on 12/05/2013 12:05:06 PM PST by sport
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To: cripplecreek

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?


49 posted on 12/05/2013 12:06:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: fivecatsandadog

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.


50 posted on 12/05/2013 12:14:31 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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