The fast-food worker movement for higher pay is about to go global.
Workers from dozens of countries on six continents are joining the push for higher pay and worker rights, it was announced Wednesday at a press conference outside a McDonald's restaurant in Midtown Manhattan by Fast Food Forward, which represents U.S. fast-food workers.
The group announced nationwide strike plans for May 15 -- a date which mirrors the $15 per hour pay they are demanding. On that same date, workers from dozens of countries on six continents will hold protests at McDonald's, Burger King and KFC outlets. It is not known how many workers will strike, but thousands of the nation's estimated 4 million fast-food workers are expected to take part in the one-day strike.
It is not known how many workers will strike, but thousands of the nation's estimated 4 million fast-food workers are expected to take part in the one-day strike.
it seems to be what the wall street journal thinks will happen,the mc donalds in my town have automated drink makers currently(machine picks up soda cup,moves to filling station fills with soda then puts lid on) and with all the hubbub about minimum wage and health care going on why would they not go with what amount to automated slaves instead of humans with rights that can sue or demand more money
Today, the Employment Policies Institute is running a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal illustrating the consequences of a $15 minimum wage. It coincides with union-organized fast food strikes that are expected to take place today in at least 35 major cities. There’s an old saying – “be careful what you wish for” – that applies here. If the employees participating in the union-backed protests are successful in their demands, the burgers of tomorrow will be made by robots rather than employees. The end result is fewer job opportunities for the very people the protests are intended to help.
originally posted by: BlueMule
If they trim the fat and quit paying CEO's an exorbitant salary maybe prices wouldn't have to be raised so much. Let the overpriveliged fat cats take one for the team, for once.
a reply to: catt3
originally posted by: catt3
Give them their $15hr and let the price of a burger go to $10 - $15 and then see how long they have jobs. Fast food isn't a necessity.