Not lovin' it; Fast food employees across the country strike for higher wages

Aug 29, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: New York Post

Fast-food protests are underway in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages.

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Eleanor

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Cat74 wrote:
A fair wage for fast food workers is already being paid. Those jobs are supposed to be entry level jobs for young adults. You can't make a career out of them.$15 an hour is a joke. Like many of our Union workers, they would price themselves out of jobs all together.
Yes. They will price themselves out of jobs.

The Hostess Twinkee makers learned that lesson the hard way. They went on strike and they ALL lost their jobs.

When another party bought the company it re-opened for NON-UNION workers (and NO ONE is complaining). The new workers are grateful to have jobs.

Apparently these McD workers can't grasp the concept that THEY TOO could EASILY BE REPLACED and have no job to complain about.

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Eleanor wrote:
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Yes. They will price themselves out of jobs.
The Hostess Twinkee makers learned that lesson the hard way. They went on strike and they ALL lost their jobs.
When another party bought the company it re-opened for NON-UNION workers (and NO ONE is complaining). The new workers are grateful to have jobs.
Apparently these McD workers can't grasp the concept that THEY TOO could EASILY BE REPLACED and have no job to complain about.
where as i am not a union supporter in any way, it was most certainly not just the union's fault in the Hostess case. that company was totally mismanaged for decades, no re-branding to keep up with changing markets or dietary trends, they had already filed for bankruptcy or debt re-structuring or whatever a while back and the workers had taken pay cuts.

this was a poorly run outfit, regardless of union involvement...
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Do you really believe the protesters are fast food workers? You are delusional. They are rent a mobs from the Unions who will make 10s of millions of dollars in new Union dues when they Unionize these pitiful people. They are not there to help the poor works at all.

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Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>Here's an idea! Let's quadruple the cost of HIV/AIDS medications. I'm not queer, so I don't get the virus.
millions more heterosexuals get HIV than do homosexuals. in fact, in nations where it runs most rampant, it is almost exclusively a heterosexual disease....facts are fun!
Cat74

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Not when you make the facts up. There are millions more homosexuals in America with aids then there are heterosexuals. If you add in the African aids patients it might add a lot of heterosexuals, but we should concern ourselves with our own.

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Distribute coupons for food with the termination notices.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

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You could train a monkey to do the work these people do in those fast food places. Their work is not worth $5. an hour, much less $15. I am for boycotting the fast food places until they have to lay off half these ungrateful wretches then they will settle down, shut up, and do their work. There are plenty of people unemployed who would love their jobs, and be grateful for the work. Fire all of them, and start all over!!
you are right Cat, these people have jobs others wouldn't mind having especially now that school & colleges have opened and the kids NEED THAT EXTRA MONEY. These places should do what Reagan did to the air controllers years back. These people CAN BE EASILY REPLACED. Seven dollars an hr is ok for anyone WHO MAY HAVE NO JOB at all.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>Here's an idea! Let's quadruple the cost of HIV/AIDS medications. I'm not queer, so I don't get the virus.
You should tell that to the millions of HIV positive heterosexuals....

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ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> you are right Cat, these people have jobs others wouldn't mind having especially now that school & colleges have opened and the kids NEED THAT EXTRA MONEY. These places should do what Reagan did to the air controllers years back. These people CAN BE EASILY REPLACED. Seven dollars an hr is ok for anyone WHO MAY HAVE NO JOB at all.
After legal immigration is dismantled, bigBusiness gets the cheap labor and those striking workers go on welfare.

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Not when you make the facts up. There are millions more homosexuals in America with aids then there are heterosexuals. If you add in the African aids patients it might add a lot of heterosexuals, but we should concern ourselves with our own.
i didn't make up any facts. they wouldn't be facts then...

i see once again you failed to provide evidence for calling my post incorrect...

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Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>Are the Kenyans striking their fast food places too? If you queers that infest the United States were bopping monkeys, I'd say you were right. But here in the good old US, it's the sweet boys that get the virus, from each other.
you seem fascinated with homosexuals...anything you wish to tell us about that?

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Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>I have to keep you fellows in line. I call 'em like I see 'em.
it would appear more like you have some unmet fascination with gay men...it is really quite apparent to all but you it seems...

you really should seek some counseling about it, denying who you really are is unhealthy. just look at your own posts, for fucks sake, those are not the wanderings of a healthy mind...

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Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of you queers hate when folks describe the nasty shit you do to each other. I simply confront you with the truth, and it hurts like a mother, don't it?
the fact that i am not gay, and the fact that you described a sex act performed by millions more heterosexuals than homosexuals proves my point for me that you are unable to deal with real world facts...

thanx for pointing out how incredibly stupid you are...
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Do you really believe the protesters are fast food workers? You are delusional. They are rent a mobs from the Unions who will make 10s of millions of dollars in new Union dues when they Unionize these pitiful people. They are not there to help the poor works at all.
I do believe you might be right and are getting paid off to protest! THESE ARE BIG PROBLEMS that our citizens are facing and what is the dick in the WH house focusing on? I say let the Syrians work it out on their own and CONCENTRATE on our own problems, working at UNITING OUR PEOPLE of ALL RACES not dividing the country, as MLK would have done.
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hope and change has worked very well says Obama alias berry
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Americans will never be united. There are too many cultures working against each other. Do you really want to be united with the people who reside in the ghettos in all our major cities? I guarantee they don't want any part of you. They have their own culture. Another baby was shot yesterday. This time it was killed to send a message to his father, or his uncle. They haven't made the connection for sure, but it is a possibility. They have no respect for life.
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Americans will never be united. There are too many cultures working against each other. Do you really want to be united with the people who reside in the ghettos in all our major cities? I guarantee they don't want any part of you. They have their own culture. Another baby was shot yesterday. This time it was killed to send a message to his father, or his uncle. They haven't made the connection for sure, but it is a possibility. They have no respect for life.
The whole "ghetto" and "they" comments show why there is division. You Nazi far righter KKK types are filthy scum and no one cares what you TRAITORS say.

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The WH wants the nation in a 'jobs program' administered by his friends.
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The whole "ghetto" and "they" comments show why there is division. You Nazi far righter KKK types are filthy scum and no one cares what you TRAITORS say.
Likewise to you!
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You proved my point. No matter how primitive those people act, teenagers killing each other every weekend, you still won't say it is wrong. You are aiding, and abetting that kind of Jungle Mentality

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