Union Demand $15 hour wage

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Larry Langford

Saint Marys, GA

#1 May 12, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/detr... n 3254861/html

Claudette Wilson, a worker at a Detroit-area Burger King, feels she needs more than the state's minimum wage of $7.40 an hour to get by. So the 20-year-old woman skipped work Friday to participate in a wildcat strike including local workers from McDonald's and other national fast food chains.

The Metro Detroit actions are part of a national movement of fast food employees that have walked out or skipped work to demand a $15 per hour wage and union representation in an industry where collective bargaining is scarce. Similar actions have taken place in Chicago, New York and St. Louis in recent months. The Strikes are notable for the Detroit region's labor movement, considering that Michigan became a right to work state last December.

This movement is going nationwide this summer and will include local union support all over the United States. Now is the time to get behind this MoveOn.Org
flip flop

Kingsland, GA

#2 May 12, 2013
No thanks. I WILL NOT pay $11.00 for a Big Mac Combo. I'll barely pay $6.00 now.

I'll just go back to packing a ham and cheese or PBJ and chips.

Unions suck. They both suck and blow in service industries. These jobs are starter jobs. They are not career jobs as the friggin' unions would like their members to think.
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#3 May 12, 2013
flip flop wrote:
No thanks. I WILL NOT pay $11.00 for a Big Mac Combo. I'll barely pay $6.00 now.
I'll just go back to packing a ham and cheese or PBJ and chips.
Unions suck. They both suck and blow in service industries. These jobs are starter jobs. They are not career jobs as the friggin' unions would like their members to think.
I agree!!
If its raised they have seen the last of me..
Ideator

Saint Marys, GA

#4 May 12, 2013
Larry Langford wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/05/10/detroit-fast-food-s trike-15-hour n 3254861/html
Claudette Wilson, a worker at a Detroit-area Burger King, feels she needs more than the state's minimum wage of $7.40 an hour to get by. So the 20-year-old woman skipped work Friday to participate in a wildcat strike including local workers from McDonald's and other national fast food chains.
The Metro Detroit actions are part of a national movement of fast food employees that have walked out or skipped work to demand a $15 per hour wage and union representation in an industry where collective bargaining is scarce. Similar actions have taken place in Chicago, New York and St. Louis in recent months. The Strikes are notable for the Detroit region's labor movement, considering that Michigan became a right to work state last December.
This movement is going nationwide this summer and will include local union support all over the United States. Now is the time to get behind this MoveOn.Org
Unions need to burn.They want to be part of the destruction of America.

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#5 May 12, 2013
Who is Larry Langford? I've heard or read that name some where before.
google it

United States

#6 May 12, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Langford

Larry Paul Langford (born March 17, 1948)[1] is the former mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama.[2][3] He previously served on the Jefferson County, Alabama, Commission, including four years as the first African American commission president. He also served as mayor of Fairfield, Alabama, and served one term on the Birmingham City Council. Prior to entering politics, Langford was a well-known television personality, having worked for then-local ABC affiliate, WBRC TV as the community's first African American TV news reporter. In 2010, Langford began serving a 15 year federal felony sentence, the result of a highly-publicized public corruption trial in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[2]

Langford raised money and generated public interest and support for Visionland Theme Park (now known as Alabama Adventure Theme Park), located near Bessemer. The park was built largely by bond issues backed by a consortium of municipalities in the western part of the county, as well as the city of Birmingham and the county government. The park later declared bankruptcy, and was sold to Southland Entertainment Group for just over $5 million at auction.

In 2007, Langford was investigated by the SEC on corruption charges. In 2008, a lawsuit was filed against him for illegally accepting $156,000 in cash and benefits.

On December 1, 2008, Langford, along with investment banker William B. Blount and former state Democratic Chairman Al LaPierre, was arrested by the FBI on a 101-count indictment alleging conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering, and filing false tax returns in connection with a long-running bribery scheme.[4] His public corruption trial ended on October 28, 2009 with convictions on 60 counts, and resulted in his automatic removal from office.[5]

On March 5, 2010, Langford was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a federal judge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was also fined more than $119,000.[

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#7 May 12, 2013
And you believe this is the same guy?

Why?
Soiree

Saint Marys, GA

#8 May 12, 2013
He hosts a party for time travelers complete with champagne, and sends invitations after the soiree. Larry Langford's name could serve as a notice of what is to come here in Camden. Right Mr. Smith ?
Barbara Ann Crancer

Saint Marys, GA

#9 May 12, 2013
Brazil, Indiana, Labor Union Leader, author that describes my father.
Jimmy Hoffa. I know that this town has a long history of unions and the Naval Base has unions, it is time for you to step up and help these people in the service industry get a livable wage. Start with McDonalds.
Hot Shot

Kingsland, GA

#10 May 12, 2013
Barbara Ann Crancer wrote:
Brazil, Indiana, Labor Union Leader, author that describes my father.
Jimmy Hoffa. I know that this town has a long history of unions and the Naval Base has unions, it is time for you to step up and help these people in the service industry get a livable wage. Start with McDonalds.
Help these people price themselves out of business, you mean. Hey Barbara, hamburger flippers and cash register operators in a McDonalds are ENTRY level jobs. Seven bucks is plenty.

What's wrong with you people? You want these folks to hold these chicken shit jobs till they retire?

I think we have a large number of Socialists in Camden. They must be the left over train track barricaders who tried to stop the weapons trains back in the eighties. Losers all.
flip flop

Kingsland, GA

#11 May 13, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
And you believe this is the same guy?
Why?
I love how you interject yourself into a topic and invariably steer the topic off course with your non-relevant questions.

Tell us some more about one of your favorite eating holes, Blimpy.
John Fitzpatrick

Saint Marys, GA

#12 May 13, 2013
Chicago Federation of Labor, Irish-born American trade union leader.
Chicago Federation of Labor. Organizer throughout the ensuing half century. Now the USA is being run by Chicago rules.

Get cranking guys organize these local people and better their lives.
John Fitzpatrick

Saint Marys, GA

#13 May 13, 2013
flip flop wrote:
No thanks. I WILL NOT pay $11.00 for a Big Mac Combo. I'll barely pay $6.00 now.
I'll just go back to packing a ham and cheese or PBJ and chips.
Unions suck. They both suck and blow in service industries. These jobs are starter jobs. They are not career jobs as the friggin' unions would like their members to think.
You jerk try and live on $7 dollars and hour. You know you can't do it. Why should you get slave labor to wait your ass ? These people need enough money to get by on. Just happens that $15 dollars an hour is the number get use to it.

I am a union man and I support this wage.
John smarter than u

Saint Marys, GA

#14 May 13, 2013
John Fitzpatrick wrote:
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You jerk try and live on $7 dollars and hour. You know you can't do it. Why should you get slave labor to wait your ass ? These people need enough money to get by on. Just happens that $15 dollars an hour is the number get use to it.
I am a union man and I support this wage.
So get a better job.But the only one making the money in the union is the rep.
Why can't you find a better job? Do I owe you anything? Minimum wage is lawful but unconstitutional.

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#15 May 13, 2013
That is, of course, why unions are rapidly approaching total extinction in this country in the private sector. Blind, stupid, un-educated,irrational, thuggish, greed.
AUC

Kingsland, GA

#16 May 13, 2013
John Fitzpatrick wrote:
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You jerk try and live on $7 dollars and hour. You know you can't do it. Why should you get slave labor to wait your ass ? These people need enough money to get by on. Just happens that $15 dollars an hour is the number get use to it.
I am a union man and I support this wage.
Well, if you are “Union Man” than you should not use the language you did.

Jerk
Slave Labor
Wait your ass

$7/hour … if you do not like it don’t take the job! It is a free country and NOBODY forces you to take a minimum wage job.
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#17 May 13, 2013
John Fitzpatrick wrote:
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You jerk try and live on $7 dollars and hour. You know you can't do it. Why should you get slave labor to wait your ass ? These people need enough money to get by on. Just happens that $15 dollars an hour is the number get use to it.
I am a union man and I support this wage.
I assume you mean the proposed wage PLUS welfare, food stamps, free housing, free utilities, and free cell phones.
They would still get all the above and nothing would be gained
Evcept the consumer wold be getting ripped off.
We ALL know you union leaches want more and more at everyone elses expense..
Ralph

Saint Marys, GA

#18 May 13, 2013
Mark my words you will see blood in the streets this summer if the unions do not get these folks the wage increase. I ask you how many minutes do you have to work to buy a pair of shoes. How long do you have to work to buy a loaf of bread and do this on min wage. Not so long ago you could buy a loaf of bread for 10 minutes work now that loaf of bread takes 30 minutes to buy you tell me if this is being fair.
flip flop

Kingsland, GA

#19 May 13, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Mark my words you will see blood in the streets this summer if the unions do not get these folks the wage increase. I ask you how many minutes do you have to work to buy a pair of shoes. How long do you have to work to buy a loaf of bread and do this on min wage. Not so long ago you could buy a loaf of bread for 10 minutes work now that loaf of bread takes 30 minutes to buy you tell me if this is being fair.
If there's blood, there's blood. Bring it on.

It will be what it will be.
flip flop

Kingsland, GA

#20 May 13, 2013
If you don't have any more sense than to be a hamburger flipper, you are not worth more than $7.00 per hour. That's just the way it is.

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