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Kingsland, GA

#61 May 26, 2013
Ivory Wave wrote:
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Won't work that way all the fast food joints will be closed in the area that day. No big deal right you skip that day problem is you won't know what day until you did not bring that paper sack for lunch. My suggestion pack your back pack with emergency food for one day.
what a thought. Local food service workers walk of the job for a day. All the food businesses take a day off in support. Maybe workers just looking for unemployment.

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Saint Marys, GA

#62 May 29, 2013
Interesting an relevant article in Michigan Capital Confidential.

No Free Lunch:$15 an Hour Fast Food Workers Would Lead to Lost Jobs
"If forced by government to increase wages to $15 per hour across the board, affected restaurants would almost certainly have to lay off employees and reduce overall hours to compensate for increased overhead," said Justin Winslow, vice president of government affairs for the Michigan Restaurant Association.

Antony Davies, associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, said stockholders would get less return on their investments, consumers would pay more for fast food and the workers who could least afford to lose their jobs would likely be laid off.

Fast food companies would respond by cutting back on services, Davies said. Fast food restaurants already have cut costs and increased efficiency by eliminating some jobs workers used to perform. For example, at McDonald's customers fill their beverages, not the employees.

"Now here's where the very sad part comes," Davies said. "If you're a manager with six employees and you need to let two of them go in order to afford to pay the higher wage to the remaining four, who are you going to let go? Well, the remaining four will need to do the work that used to be done by six, so you're going to need to keep the most capable, responsible, and intelligent workers. Conclusion: The wage hike will end up simply taking money out of the pockets of the least advantaged workers and putting it in the pockets of the most advantaged workers."

Charles Owens, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said fast food jobs were never meant to support families.

"These are not career positions," he said. "They were never meant to be career positions. There is a segment of the population that wants to make a career out of those positions. Those positions don't support that kind of labor costs."

Read the rest at: http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/18...

Kingsland, GA

#63 May 30, 2013
Glad to see that this fizzled out like Grandpa's denture cleanser.

Saint Marys, GA

#64 May 31, 2013
Fast Food Workers in Another City Strike: we've been pushed to the edge'-
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