How a Fight for $15a 2 may make it di...

How a Fight for $15a 2 may make it difficult to go to McDonalda s on Thursday

There are 108 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 4, 2014, titled How a Fight for $15a 2 may make it difficult to go to McDonalda s on Thursday. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Without better pay, workers say they will walk out for the day - and, unlike in previous actions, there may be civil disobedience . This is Fight for $15: the non-union labor movement that has been trying to call attention to the plight of fast-food workers for about two years.

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Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#1 Sep 4, 2014
So don't go to McDonalds for a month, That will give them time to replace the rabble rousers with unemployed people who want to work instead of make trouble. You should get paid what you are worth. These people don't have to have 2 working brain cells to do their job. They are already paid to much.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#2 Sep 4, 2014
Tell that to the next fast food place you go to Cnutlips74 - that they're worthless and have 2 working brain cells.
Azzhole - minimum wage has not been increased or even adjusted for inflation in well over a decade.

You're too hateful, nasty, and uninformed to even try to pass yourself off as a private school teacher.
Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#3 Sep 4, 2014
People should be paid what their work is worth. It should depend on how reliable they are, and how hard they work. You cannot drive by one on these fast food places when there isn't one of the workers standing around outside having a cigarette. They never take their job serious, and believe me there are unemployed people who will gladly take their job, and do it much better. Democrats cannot lead without prodding continual chaos. Americans are tired of the rabble rousing.
Monty Anaconda

San Antonio, TX

#4 Sep 4, 2014
Give them $15. I will take their jobs, do it much better than they do, and then go to my $80,000 a year job in the morning.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#5 Sep 4, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
Tell that to the next fast food place you go to Cnutlips74 - that they're worthless and have 2 working brain cells.
Azzhole - minimum wage has not been increased or even adjusted for inflation in well over a decade.
You're too hateful, nasty, and uninformed to even try to pass yourself off as a private school teacher.
Minimum wage is 2004 was $5.15 an hour, and that was the federal number. As you know, different states pay different amounts...California, for example, was $6.75 in 2004.

So it has clearly been increased in the last decade.
Jackie Lynch

East Hartford, CT

#7 Sep 5, 2014
ROBOT SERVES UP 360 HAMBURGERS PER HOUR

http://singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-se...

Think progress, muthafukkas! You'll be beggin' for $7.50 an hour.

Stupid fools, like the world owes you somethin'...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#9 Sep 5, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
So don't go to McDonalds for a month, That will give them time to replace the rabble rousers with unemployed people who want to work instead of make trouble. You should get paid what you are worth. These people don't have to have 2 working brain cells to do their job. They are already paid to much.
It will make for a healthier America.
Monty Anaconda

San Antonio, TX

#10 Sep 5, 2014
I think we should bring back slavery. It really was a great program. Maybe we could entice Mexicans to come up and do crap jobs for nothing. That would drive down wages and increase profits for us rich folks. We could keep promising that they would be citizens if they stay and then never actually vote on it. When it all collapses, we could eat them or just fly back to Europe. That would be sweet!
truth to power

Springfield, OH

#11 Sep 5, 2014
To give all fast food workers a 50-75% pay raise would be an economic disaster. Obama being the president ought to know this. But being the idiot that he is, perhaps he doesn't.
Virtually every segment of our nation's economy sinks or swims on the basic economic principal of supply & demand. Jobs / careers are no exception. Anyone exiting high school must have a diploma. Don't want to go to 4 year school? Fine. Learn a trade. Be an electrician. Be a pipefitter. Be a welder. Right now around here new welders are being paid $75K / year.

Just don't make bad life decisions. Don't overuse alcohol. Don't get a DUI. Don't have a family when you're not ready. Don't settle for less in life only because doing more seems "too hard to do".
These decisions and attitudes are the things that move many adults to settle for working at fast food jobs, which, of course, are meant for TEENAGERS!
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#12 Sep 5, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
. It should depend on how reliable they are, and how hard they work.
The silly politician who said that minimum wage earners are teenagers should be better informed:

Minimum-wage workers are older than they used to be. Their average age is 35, and 88 percent are at least 20 years old. Half are older than 30, and about a third are at least 40.

Last year, a report done by researchers at Berkeley and the University of Illinois asserted that taxpayers are spending nearly $7 billion a year to supplement the wages of fast-food workers, many of whom earn the minimum wage or close to it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...

Seems full time workers should be paid enough so taxpayers are not supplementing their wages.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 Sep 5, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>The silly politician who said that minimum wage earners are teenagers should be better informed:

Minimum-wage workers are older than they used to be. Their average age is 35, and 88 percent are at least 20 years old. Half are older than 30, and about a third are at least 40.

Last year, a report done by researchers at Berkeley and the University of Illinois asserted that taxpayers are spending nearly $7 billion a year to supplement the wages of fast-food workers, many of whom earn the minimum wage or close to it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...

Seems full time workers should be paid enough so taxpayers are not supplementing their wages.
Yes most jobs provided by Obama are minimum wage or part time.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 Sep 5, 2014
truth to power wrote:
To give all fast food workers a 50-75% pay raise would be an economic disaster. Obama being the president ought to know this. But being the idiot that he is, perhaps he doesn't.
Virtually every segment of our nation's economy sinks or swims on the basic economic principal of supply & demand. Jobs / careers are no exception. Anyone exiting high school must have a diploma. Don't want to go to 4 year school? Fine. Learn a trade. Be an electrician. Be a pipefitter. Be a welder. Right now around here new welders are being paid $75K / year.

Just don't make bad life decisions. Don't overuse alcohol. Don't get a DUI. Don't have a family when you're not ready. Don't settle for less in life only because doing more seems "too hard to do".
These decisions and attitudes are the things that move many adults to settle for working at fast food jobs, which, of course, are meant for TEENAGERS!
Give them an education or draft them. Either way they win.
Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#15 Sep 5, 2014
They don't want an education They like working part time. The Government gives them food stamps, and housing, and healthcare. There is enough for booze, and drugs. What more could you ask for? They like their lives the way they are for now.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 Sep 6, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
They don't want an education They like working part time. The Government gives them food stamps, and housing, and healthcare. There is enough for booze, and drugs. What more could you ask for? They like their lives the way they are for now.
There should be more riots soon.........Christmas is coming up and many homes will need newer big screens.
cancersuxs

Faribault, MN

#17 Sep 6, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
People should be paid what their work is worth. It should depend on how reliable they are, and how hard they work. You cannot drive by one on these fast food places when there isn't one of the workers standing around outside having a cigarette. They never take their job serious, and believe me there are unemployed people who will gladly take their job, and do it much better. Democrats cannot lead without prodding continual chaos. Americans are tired of the rabble rousing.
So EO and front office shold get 5 bucks an hour all there worth.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#18 Sep 6, 2014
cancersuxs wrote:
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So EO and front office shold get 5 bucks an hour all there worth.
If we go by your standards..........Obama would owe us money. Lord knows he's cost us a ton of money.
cancersuxs

Faribault, MN

#19 Sep 6, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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If we go by your standards..........Obama would owe us money. Lord knows he's cost us a ton of money.
Obama cost us half what Bushy did/.
truth to power

Springfield, OH

#20 Sep 6, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
They don't want an education They like working part time. The Government gives them food stamps, and housing, and healthcare. There is enough for booze, and drugs. What more could you ask for? They like their lives the way they are for now.
There's an outside factor in play. Currently there's a strong push to unionize fast food workers. It was union organizers who originally began stirring the pot about fast food workers needing to earn a "living wage" of $15/hour.

Obviously, the whole thing is an economic house of cards. It's completely undoable. If unskilled workers (such as fast food) began earning $15/hr, then skilled workers earning $15/hour now would demand $22-$25/hr. Businesses would lay off massive numbers of employees, choose to automate, or shut their doors altogether. No one in their right mind is going to pay $10 for a Big Mac. Declining business everywhere will result in a slow withering of the fast food industry. And to be perfectly frank, from the health perspective, maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing!

But none of this is going to happen. If somehow it does, America will have genuinely fallen into "Idiocracy".

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Sep 6, 2014
cancersuxs wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama cost us half what Bushy did/.
Obama doubled what Bush did. You knew that though......try harder or get better lies.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Sep 6, 2014
truth to power wrote:
<quoted text>
There's an outside factor in play. Currently there's a strong push to unionize fast food workers. It was union organizers who originally began stirring the pot about fast food workers needing to earn a "living wage" of $15/hour.
Obviously, the whole thing is an economic house of cards. It's completely undoable. If unskilled workers (such as fast food) began earning $15/hr, then skilled workers earning $15/hour now would demand $22-$25/hr. Businesses would lay off massive numbers of employees, choose to automate, or shut their doors altogether. No one in their right mind is going to pay $10 for a Big Mac. Declining business everywhere will result in a slow withering of the fast food industry. And to be perfectly frank, from the health perspective, maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing!
But none of this is going to happen. If somehow it does, America will have genuinely fallen into "Idiocracy".
If the fast food industry goes union, everything they gain in pay will go to the union..........silly people.

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