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Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
As the movement struggles to find pressure points in its quest for substantially higher wages for workers, organizers said strikes were planned for the first time in cities like Charleston, S.C.; Providence, R.I.; and Pittsburgh.
The protests have expanded greatly since November 2012, when 200 fast-food workers engaged in a one-day strike at more than 20 restaurants in New York City, the first such walkout in the history of the nation’s fast-food industry.
Imagine how big the protests will be if they get twice the federal minimum wage by making a big enough scene in demanding it.....and Fast Food places then stop hiring anyone of an "entry level" skill set.
Anyone think teenagers or High School students are worth $15/hour when Min. is SO far below that? I'd look for someone qualified as best as could be found...and that sure isn't apprentice level. Not in this economy. There are college grads holding degrees applying for those same jobs.
The ones protesting the hardest are likely going to be the most shocked to see they literally protested themselves out of a job entirely.
They just passed a $15 minimum wage for Seattle-Tacoma area but it's headed for a recount as of a few days ago. I can't see them doing anything other than passing it along to the customer and/or laying people off. I definitely can't see them taking a loss in their profit margin. That is if they don't miraculously find the necessary votes to defeat the measure with the recount.