Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

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Since: Nov 10

Xuchang, China

#1 Aug 29, 2013
demanstrate for fast food?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Aug 29, 2013
gosh...look what can happen to you when your life is nothing but one bad decision after the next!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#3 Aug 29, 2013
Get new workers.
There are plenty of people who will take their jobs gladly.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#4 Aug 29, 2013
Without 'fast food' people might have to make 'healthy' choices, rather than salty, greasy globs of high-calorie, low nutritious food!!
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#5 Aug 29, 2013
"Shaniqua Davis, 20, lives in the Bronx with her boyfriend, who is unemployed, and their 1-year-old daughter."

Seems the problem stems from 'lack of planning'.

She is attempting to support a baby AND a boyfriend, when she obviously isn't able to take care of HERSELF.

This is not anyone's fault but her own.
mudflap

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2013
Good , let the mom n pop businesses thrive. Unionize and sell burgers for 15 bux. I will go elsewhere.

Since: Nov 10

Zhengzhou, China

#7 Aug 29, 2013
produce fast food may require more costs than import it.

Since: Dec 09

Oak Harbor, WA

#8 Aug 29, 2013
Hopefully these greedy liberal whiners are fired; they are trying to bully their way into getting money they haven't earned.

If you don't like the pay scale at your current place of employment?....quit and go elsewhere. It really is that simple.
bob lewis

AOL

#9 Aug 29, 2013
We all MUST support the $12.00 Big Mac. in the name of "social justice" and Income redistribution. All Hail THE Obama!!!
see the light

El Paso, TX

#10 Aug 29, 2013
Think i'll quit my job, fast food will pay more. That college I took didn't help much.
TedsLiver

Sunnyvale, CA

#11 Aug 29, 2013
Is Marine Corps Patty on strike from his french fryer job?

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Aug 29, 2013
New China wrote:
demanstrate for fast food?
Lock them out, those that stay can train as managers and trainers.
Hope & Change THAT

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 Aug 29, 2013
see the light wrote:
Think i'll quit my job, fast food will pay more. That college I took didn't help much.
That's for sure.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#14 Aug 29, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Get new workers.
There are plenty of people who will take their jobs gladly.
Maybe you should get out of mommy's basement and grab one of those jobs! It's probably all you're qualified for!
texmex

San Jose, CA

#15 Aug 29, 2013
Wait until the immigration law passes and millions more 3rd peasants arrive. They will gladly work for minimum wage which will result in negro unemployment going higher.
Really

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Aug 29, 2013
Have you ever seen what fast food places hire. Can't even count change, can't get your order right and have no common sense. Then they want $15 an hour. Bulshitt! Most are dumber than a rock and most are failures to begin with.
No way I would pay an IDIOT $15 an hour. Go back to school morons!
sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#17 Aug 29, 2013
I think their wage expectations are a little much but what many of these fast food and retail establishments expect in the way of scheduling availability alone is reason for a strike or the wage issue to be brought to light.

The problem with many entry level jobs is that it is tough to keep a second or third job because of scheduling conflicts. I know people full-time in these industries and they have to guarantee 24/7 availability for 30-35 hours a week to keep any benefits they might be getting. That's the killer. Every time somebody gets sick, has car trouble or a minor schedule change at one of their jobs they risk losing two jobs in one day along with pay.

I think both the wage expectations of the employees and the commitment expectations of the company are unrealistic. Entry level jobs are viewed as starter or part-time jobs but treated as full-time by the corporations.
Brian

Edwardsville, IL

#18 Aug 29, 2013
Fire the bums
There are plenty of Immigrants that need jobs
Your Ex

United States

#19 Aug 29, 2013
Hmm,$7hr flipping burgers OR
$1K a day selling crack on the corner?
What would a real Capitalist do?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#20 Aug 29, 2013
Brian wrote:
Fire the bums
There are plenty of Immigrants that need jobs
Yep. Plenty of immigrant that need jobs.

However, apparently there are plenty of immigrants that ALREADY have McDonald jobs.... Chicago TV news showed a bunch of fast food picketers and the signs they were holding weren't even written in English!!!

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