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    Largest Fast Food Walkout Begins in Seven Cities

    Oh no! Where will we find unskilled labor to replace them!

    Largest Fast Food Walkout Begins in Seven Cities

    Starting today, workers in seven cities will begin the largest fast food worker mobilization in US history. Staff at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s will reportedly walk out in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan.

    Workers are calling on fast food restaurants to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Currently, the average pay in New York is $8.25 per hour and the minimum wage is $7.25.

    “I might be doing the work of three people” due to under-staffing, McDonald’s employee Kareem Starks told Salon’s Josh Eidelson, “but still getting paid one wage.” Starks, a 30-year-old former Parks Department employee, said it’s “been hard trying to live off the minimum wage, $7.25, and support my two kids plus pay rent.”

    Workers hope to draw attention to a range of issues from low wages to wage theft to McDonald’s recently released budget calculator that insulted and angered many employees struggling to survive on fast food wages.

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/175466...s-seven-cities
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    $15.00 is a little excessive. There are skilled workers out there who don't even get that much. I'm usually for a higher mininmum wage but one must be reasonable.

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    I hate it when people take something i would support them on (like increasing the minimum wage) but take it to a level that I can't support them (like basically demanding the doubling of the min wage).

    Although I think there's basically laughing at their cause are really missing a very important thing that's happened in society. The loss of the manufcaturing sector has forced a lot of people into min wage jobs and this is not a good thing at all.

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    The headline should read, Largest Hiring at Fastfood Restaurants in 7 cities as unskilled workers decide they want a day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    The headline should read, Largest Hiring at Fastfood Restaurants in 7 cities as unskilled workers decide they want a day off.
    I could not have said this better myself...

 

 

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