Fast-food workers in NYC stage strikes, rallies

Jul 29, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Republic

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."

Comments (Page 13)

Showing posts 241 - 260 of571
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
justthetruth

Quakertown, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#279
Aug 2, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Weatherbrain wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. I guess it didn't sink it!
Instead of spewing off phony left-wing slogans, you need to educate yourself by speaking to someone who has operated a private business or, better yet, open your own business! Perhaps your tune will change--or you will go broke.
"The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." -- Margaret Thatcher
If you think this is the way our economy is suppose to function, where millions have no economic opportunity whatsoever, you're dead wrong. What we are witnessing is the fracturing of American Democracy and the rise of an oligarchy. When companies are profitable, all boats are suppose to rise. When means profit is shared by all. For some reason this isn't the case anymore and we need state intervention to fix it.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#280
Aug 2, 2013
 

Judged:

1

justthetruth wrote:
<quoted text>
... we need state intervention to fix it.
How so?

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#281
Aug 2, 2013
 

Judged:

1

Brad wrote: Since when did working at a fast food joint become a career decision?
>
Since all the good jobs went to China and India, and are not likely to ever come back.
islam cult mu-ham-mad

Chicago, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#282
Aug 3, 2013
 
Johnnomads wrote:
Brad wrote: Since when did working at a fast food joint become a career decision?
>
Since all the good jobs went to China and India, and are not likely to ever come back.
since when killing ppl became a career decision . YOu know killing people in Iraq ( 800 000 dead ) Libya Bananastans
bob lewis

AOL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#283
Aug 4, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

Both Castro and Chavez use Mobs to desrupt Socieity. The left is always happy to desrupt socieity because they contribute so little to society. it's a Progressive Thing.
sinic

Brownwood, TX

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#284
Aug 4, 2013
 
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#285
Aug 5, 2013
 
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry for you moron, but I make far more than you could dream of, and have no issues regarding fairness in the workplace.
The link provided was specifically for MCDONALDS workers - 150% turnover is horrendous regardless of what you think.
Then again, you are one in a long line of "Welfare States", taking $1.39 for every $1.00 you contribute. You're in no position to preach economics when you don't even pay your own fair share. A state tax should be in Florida's future.
Yet I'm not the one with my hand out, by proxy or otherwise. HMMMMM
Law and Order

Madison, CT

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#287
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

Jobs at McDonalds, Wendy`s, Taco Bell, KFC and other such fast food enterprises were always considered ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS for those entering the work force, they were supposed to teach people, mostly young good work ethics, including getting to work on time, taking directions, proper grooming of ones self, and learning how to communicate positively with the public. Hopefully they would learn enough to be able to move on to a better paying job in their chosen field.

These jobs were never considered to be a pernament career choice for the vast majority.

The unions are just trying to destroy another segment of our economy, as they struggle to gain memberhip from a public who see`s them as the one of the main reasons for Americas high product costs. Look how they were a main part of the problems Detroit now faces along with other cities and states across America.
Joe

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#288
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

5

4

2

Law and Order wrote:
Jobs at McDonalds, Wendy`s, Taco Bell, KFC and other such fast food enterprises were always considered ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS for those entering the work force, they were supposed to teach people, mostly young good work ethics, including getting to work on time, taking directions, proper grooming of ones self, and learning how to communicate positively with the public. Hopefully they would learn enough to be able to move on to a better paying job in their chosen field.

These jobs were never considered to be a pernament career choice for the vast majority.

The unions are just trying to destroy another segment of our economy, as they struggle to gain memberhip from a public who see`s them as the one of the main reasons for Americas high product costs. Look how they were a main part of the problems Detroit now faces along with other cities and states across America.
Perhaps at one-time fast-food jobs were entry-level positions populated by teens. Now the average fast food worker is age 29 according to the Economic Policy Institute. Today fast-food workers are people who have suffered from outsourcing, the senior who cannot afford to retire, the young person who cannot afford higher education and the recent college graduate saddled with debt and unable to find work in their field. We deserve better. And a living wage is a nice start.
Eleanor

Buffalo Grove, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#289
Aug 5, 2013
 
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
So Eleanor, how much are you "paid to stay in line" and do your job?
Yes, I get paid to 'stay in line' and do my job.

I get paid the going rate for a college educated professional with several years of experience.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#290
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

3

Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps at one-time fast-food jobs were entry-level positions populated by teens. Now the average fast food worker is age 29 according to the Economic Policy Institute. Today fast-food workers are people who have suffered from outsourcing, the senior who cannot afford to retire, the young person who cannot afford higher education and the recent college graduate saddled with debt and unable to find work in their field. We deserve better. And a living wage is a nice start.
Obtain marketable skills and then you will make more. Don't and you will have to take what you can get.

You excuses appear to be endless Joe.
Moe

Watertown, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#291
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

Exactly what job should receive minimum wage? Paperboy? WalMart greeter? Flipping burgers takes no skill and wasn't meant to receive a living wage.
Joe

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#292
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

3

Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Obtain marketable skills and then you will make more. Don't and you will have to take what you can get.

You excuses appear to be endless Joe.
Do you read? Are you aware that rich have more social mobility than middle-income and low-income workers? If you're born rich, chances are you will die rich. And I keep reading the phrase "marketable skills." What are "marketable skills." I'm interested in your answer.
Joe

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#293
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Moe wrote:
Exactly what job should receive minimum wage? Paperboy? WalMart greeter? Flipping burgers takes no skill and wasn't meant to receive a living wage.
Working at McDonald's is far more than flipping burgers. Perhaps the most important skills involve communication and patience. You deal with many moronic customers throughout the day.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#295
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

3

Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you read? Are you aware that rich have more social mobility than middle-income and low-income workers? If you're born rich, chances are you will die rich. And I keep reading the phrase "marketable skills." What are "marketable skills." I'm interested in your answer.
Marketable skills:

Skills that are in high demand by employers.
Skills such as IT, Engineering, Nursing, and the like.

I see your still flexing your excuse muscles,... so if you were not born rich then you have no reason to try to become rich? Is this really your mentality ... not surprising that you work for poverty wages.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#297
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

3

Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Working at McDonald's is far more than flipping burgers. Perhaps the most important skills involve communication and patience. You deal with many moronic customers throughout the day.
We have all been to McD's there are just as many morons behind the counter as there are in front.

Please tell us about your extensive communication skills achieved at McD's .... would it be something like: "would you like fries with that or chicken nuggets?"

Yeah I can see where you believe that this should be rewarded with 15.00 an hour, because no average idiot can ask this question with the same skilled patience as you. HAHAHAHAHA

Since: Oct 12

Williamston, SC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#298
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Do you read? Are you aware that rich have more social mobility than middle-income and low-income workers? If you're born rich, chances are you will die rich. And I keep reading the phrase "marketable skills." What are "marketable skills." I'm interested in your answer.
Learn a trade work hard say what can I do for you instead of what are you going to give me get your hand dirty!!! All those are marketable skills!!!!!!!!
Joe

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#299
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

There you go again wrote:
<quoted text>Learn a trade work hard say what can I do for you instead of what are you going to give me get your hand dirty!!! All those are marketable skills!!!!!!!!
Fast-food workers work hard everyday yet we're still treated like slaves. All we want economic fairness. A living wage is a win for everyone. We become self-sufficient (no food stamps) and the state saves tax dollars.

Since: Jul 10

Mineola, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#300
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

2

Marketable skills would be anything you'd be able to do that you could get paid more than minimum wage for.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#302
Aug 5, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

2

Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Fast-food workers work hard everyday yet we're still treated like slaves. All we want economic fairness. A living wage is a win for everyone. We become self-sufficient (no food stamps) and the state saves tax dollars.
Everyone with a job and wants to keep it works hard everyday ... this is what your employer pays you for. If your skills set goes no further than the broom or the fryer, you do not deserve more than minimum wage (if you deserve that).

Losers like Joe want to be rewarded for their sloth and lack of education, on par with those who worked to improve their work situation beyond just showing up.

Becoming self sufficient does not entail being paid for skills that you do not have or are beyond the market value of such skills. Just because you see importance in your position at the register at McD's does not mean that the rest of the world or employers see it that way.

Once again the losers look for a way to live off the backs of the productive in this country.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 241 - 260 of571
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••