Fast food workers strike

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    Want to unionize and make a minimum wage of $15/hour.

    Free speech certainly allows the protest but good luck when they all lose their jobs and are replaced by workers who need jobs and will work for less.
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    Which, frankly, is what should happen.
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    I think they should fire the whole damn bunch

    Close the store for open interviews

    Then hire all new crews at $2.00 more an hour.

    Just for spite.
    You gotta love a bunch of ignorant worthless slobs that dont want yo put in the time and effort to improve their circumstances and think a strike is going to FORCE these companies to do something
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    Minimum wage jobs should be for those coming into the workforce. If they do a good job and work hard, they move up to more responsibility and more pay. If they do just enough not to get fired, they don't move up. As for not being able to support a family on a minimum wage job -- work harder and do a good job so you can move up. Even a McDonalds manager is going to recognize hard workers and not want to lose them. If some folks can't move beyond minimum wage, maybe that's nature's way of saying they shouldn't reproduce.
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    LMAO- so true. especially the last sentence. last time most of us had a minimum wage job was never.
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    I didn't work for minimum wage when I was 16 and was still a high school student.

    How is it possible to be a grown adult and work for minimum wage?

    I know that is not politically correct, but seriously.
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    I worked minimum wage when I was 16 years old in a textile plant
    I think it was $1.65 an hour.
    I busted my ass, worked overtime anytime anyone needed me to, and was grateful to get a pay check.
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    I barely made more than minimum wage at 16. However, it was more.

    My point was how can a grown adult, say 35, only be able to acquire a minimum wage position. How is that possible?

    I'm not talking about a 2nd job for some extra cash. I'm talking primary occupation
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    We are starting to look like France more and more everyday....
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    So what do you think you will pay for a big mac if restaurant workers get paid $15 an hour
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    I worked minimum wage bagging and stocking shelves at W/D when i was 16 and was glad to get the opportunity to work. I wanted more money and made damn sure I busted my hump stocking and if they ever called on the loudspeaker that they needed front-end help, I made sure I was the first one up there. The manager watched that store like a hawk. Before long, I wasn't working minimum wage anymore.
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    I dont know when you all had your minimum wage jobs, but $15/hr in 2013 is about the equivalent of $2/hr in 1963. Minimum wage has barely kept pace with inflation.
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    Immigration reform will help here.
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    isn't this a few months old?

    edit:

    looks like they are trying it again
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    Rally is today in Tampa
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    It's a free country (or at least today) and go have at it. It won't do anything except have them lose money for protesting instead working that day.

    The only viable place to unionize today is in the public sector. Everything else is reading from an old playbook.
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    It's a free country (or at least today) and go have at it. It won't do anything except have them lose money for protesting instead working that day.

    The only viable place to unionize today is in the public sector. Everything else is reading from an old playbook.
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    Minimum wage was never meant to be a "liveable" wage.

    You weren't supposed to be able to provide for a family on minimum wage.

    In truth, the minimum wage is set as a negotiating tool for labor unions.

    That's not what anyone ever says, but that is its main purpose
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    Not sure I follow what you mean here. Also, I'm not sure if minimum wage was "intended" to be anything other than a wage floor to prevent downward competition in the labor market past a certain point.
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    This
    Minimum wage is entry level.
    They tried to unionize my old textile mill in 1975
    The plant voted it down.
    Later, in the early 90's the union cane back and was voted in.
    The mill is now in Mexico.

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