Fast-food workers in NYC stage strikes, rallies

Jul 29, 2013 Full story: The Republic 570

Workers at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's restaurants across New York walked out Monday in a one-day strike to demand better pay and the right to unionize, calling for minimum wage to more than double from $7.25 to $15 an hour and the end to what activists called "abusive labor practices."

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radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#1 Jul 29, 2013
$15 an hour to flip burgers?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#2 Jul 29, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
$15 an hour to flip burgers?
Why not? Corporate thieves make even more.
what a nerve

New York, NY

#4 Jul 29, 2013
15.00 an hour, for a 48 hr week which is what many of them work = $720.00 per week, that is a bit much for any unskilled worker.
what a nerve

New York, NY

#5 Jul 29, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Why not? Corporate thieves make even more.
The Lib at it again, don't you people realize that if they receive a raise like that, many of them will be laid off, then what do they do? Oh yeah go on the dole like millions of the others and get "free" free for them goodies, that we taxpayers have the burden of paying for, enough is enough the country is almost broke thanks to Owebama, by adding over 5 trillion to our national debt.

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#6 Jul 30, 2013
$15.00 a hour to flip burgers?
A Big Mac would cost as much as a porterhouse steak.
Just more dimwitted leftist.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#8 Jul 30, 2013
Hot dog!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Jul 30, 2013
Joining the 'Big Mac' union can provide them with union wages, full union benefits and a guaranteed pension.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#12 Jul 30, 2013
Ronald just found out; he's pissed.

Rumor has it he's demanding free cheese on any burger and all the fries he can eat for the rest of his life.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#13 Jul 30, 2013
Give me liberty or give me death.
Give me liberty
Gimme, gimme, gimme

If they want to make more money, they need to find employment that actually requires a valuable skill.

Flipping burgers, dipping fries and dispensing soda pop is a low-skill, low-pay job.

Those kind of jobs are ENTRY LEVEL and are not meant to raise a family.

Maybe they can open their OWN BURGER JOINT and see how much money THEY CAN PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES.

Sure looks different when the shoe is on the OTHER foot!!!

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#14 Jul 30, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
So they demand $15/hour now. What will they do when they have no job because no one can afford to buy a $30 Big Mac...
I usually don't nit-pick, but if you use current economic data (as claimed by MickeyD's), the actual cost would only be $28.73 for each Big Mac.
Your number is a helluva lot closer if you add in some cheese.

Look for upcoming $12 off each Bic Mac Wednesdays.
Frank

Zephyrhills, FL

#15 Jul 30, 2013
They are interviewing these people on the News channels while they are holding their babies in their arms........if you don't have a good paying job why the heck are you plopping out babies you can't afford??????

Why do you think corporate America owes you more? You living beyond your means is your fault. No one told you to be a baby factory.

IF YOU CAN'T FEED EM, DON'T BREED EM!!!!!
Fact

Bronx, NY

#16 Jul 30, 2013
I wouldn't go as far and say they deserve to be paid $15 an hour, but they should be paid something higher than minimum wage and should have the right to unionize.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#17 Jul 30, 2013
I hope these restaurants' napkin dispensers will take Visa.
Frank

Zephyrhills, FL

#18 Jul 30, 2013
Fact wrote:
I wouldn't go as far and say they deserve to be paid $15 an hour, but they should be paid something higher than minimum wage and should have the right to unionize.
Yep pay them more so the Unions can get their dues money.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#19 Jul 30, 2013
Frank wrote:
They are interviewing these people on the News channels while they are holding their babies in their arms........if you don't have a good paying job why the heck are you plopping out babies you can't afford??????
Why do you think corporate America owes you more? You living beyond your means is your fault. No one told you to be a baby factory.
IF YOU CAN'T FEED EM, DON'T BREED EM!!!!!
Yep.
Since when did working at a fast food joint become a career decision?
Not so long ago it was all part time high school and college kids and the occasional adult trying to earn a few extra bucks.
Don't have a family of 5 if you have zero capacity to provide for them.
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#20 Jul 30, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Joining the 'Big Mac' union can provide them with union wages, full union benefits and a guaranteed pension.
most major companies stopped paying into "guaranteed pensions" a few years back.
unions can't give "guaranteed pensions" to anyone.
they can only try to protect people who them now from losing them...
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#21 Jul 30, 2013
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
<quoted text>
I usually don't nit-pick, but if you use current economic data (as claimed by MickeyD's), the actual cost would only be $28.73 for each Big Mac.
Your number is a helluva lot closer if you add in some cheese.
Look for upcoming $12 off each Bic Mac Wednesdays.
well you should nit pick more as you are no where close. Every dollar McD makes only 17 cents goes toward employee pay/benefits. Using McDs own numbers, it is closer to 68 cent increase and the dollar menu about 17 cents.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/mcdo...

But those numbers are from Corperate and not from individual franchise owners. So you could expect them to be hirer than corp.'s but you have to have failed at math to think the price is going up 5-6 times the current cost.
Fact

Bronx, NY

#22 Jul 30, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep pay them more so the Unions can get their dues money.
For some of them, it maybe their only choice.
At least they're working and paying taxes
Just because they chose to work in that industry doesn't mean they shouldn't get a fair wage or not have the right to organize.
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#23 Jul 30, 2013
Frank wrote:
They are interviewing these people on the News channels while they are holding their babies in their arms........if you don't have a good paying job why the heck are you plopping out babies you can't afford??????
Why do you think corporate America owes you more? You living beyond your means is your fault. No one told you to be a baby factory.
IF YOU CAN'T FEED EM, DON'T BREED EM!!!!!
agreed....formula, diapers, medical expenses, housing, etc all cost alot to support a baby and family.
if you can't afford to pay your medical bills from being pregnant, the hospital should not allow you to take a baby home, because obviously you can't afford to support a child if you can't support yourself.
all these "paycheck" babies should be given up for adoption after birth.
btw - if more spent their time working at mc'donalds and other places, they would have less time to go out and get pregnant.
if you have time to have sex, you have time to find a job...

“Obama: Leading us to failure”

Since: Jul 09

The United States of America

#24 Jul 30, 2013
You work in a MC DONALD'S its not a lifetime career!

Why is it that these people feel that they are owed a living? There's no pride, no hard work ethic. They want want want. Stop the out of control multiplying I you should not be having kids if you can't afford them.

How about some laws that require these sperm donors who run around inpregnating these fertile tramps, to pay for their Spawn.

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