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Wage Strikes Planned at Fast Food Outlets in 100 US Cities on Thursday (12/5/13)

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posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:19 PM
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StoutBroux

cloaked4u
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Massive histeria in california. Food store markets closing all over, people need food. Find check out, cali out of food store closings. WTF.



I tried a search on your above information and the only thing I could find was a youtube vid www.youtube.com... and it was posted in February 2009. Do you have something current you can share?

No it does not. says published oct 27th 2013 under it.




posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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LDragonFire
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Um collective bargaining would lead to better wages, and pension, paid holiday off, paid sick days, more vacation, overtime after 8 hours instead of 40 hours, representation if they fire you, better medical insurance and benefits, safer work place.


Would this help with the high turnover rate?
The biggest problems in my area have been the no call/no shows [usually on Fri/Sat], employee theft, and not passing drug tests. [although the with the last one, they usually don't stick around very long no matter how much they make]



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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As a Trained chef, I find their asking wage to be WAY to high!
Even in my placement, id be lucky to see 13$ an hour for the amount of training and exp I have working with food, and the whole thing, from back of the house to front of the house.
If fast food workers are paid their asking wage. Then what about us, the trained chef. Do we start making 20-25$ an hour for our skill? Its more than just flipping burgers when you are a chef. And most chefs only make 11-14$ an hour. And that is A LOT of work that comes with that.

I just personally think and feel these people are asking to much, for their skill set.
To be honest, there is NO skill set for fast food. No temps, everything is precooked and all they do is "heat" it back up.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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From the sounds of it, if FF unionizes, then if you were part of the union, then my guess is you would make more.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Alot of people are getting ripped off in wages. If they like to charge so much for their products, then give an honest wage to the person who made that product, but the inflation of companies and the dollar, U GET LESS, and PAY out more.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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No, u GET pennies more and the unions get the pay increase, another ripp off system.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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cloaked4u
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No, u GET pennies more and the unions get the pay increase, another ripp off system.


But the union is the one financing this protest that includes a push for unionizing as well as an overall pay raise of 15 hr. min wage



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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I am with you on that. I have been getting rooked working in the food industry for years upon years! Even with 20+ years Exp in the kitchen, I am lucky to get 11$ an hour.

I am all for people getting paid a living wage! We all need it.
But if that amount is given to them.. Then the cost of living goes up.. And while it may seem like they are getting a raise, everything else goes up in price!
Its like a dog chasing its own tail!

And its why I do everything in my power to get out of the food industry and use my other skill sets, to get paid a living wage.

Kitchen work has been, and always will be my plan C. When all else fails, I can find a job in a kitchen! Fast food is like Plan E. Not something any adults wants to do for work.. Its not only degrading, but its the type of work teenagers do in the summers. NO offense to anyone.. But yeah, FF is not the ideal way to make a living.. Yet many of us have no choice in that matter. FF is some peoples plan A. And that is how it is.
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posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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LDragonFire
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Um collective bargaining would lead to better wages, and pension, paid holiday off, paid sick days, more vacation, overtime after 8 hours instead of 40 hours, representation if they fire you, better medical insurance and benefits, safer work place.


As a business owner, your post infuriates me. Your mindset is what is killing this nation and businesses!!!

*shakes head and leaves the room.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:53 PM
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I guess thats why I am asking WHY people support unionizing FF as well as raising min. wage because I have seen what unions did to Detroit, and what its doing to Wichita.
Not agreeing, just trying to wrap my head around why people think this could be good.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:57 PM
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For it to actually happen is another story. And even if it did, the unions would get union ripp off dues for work done that they did not do much of. hell, the mob back in the 30's did that.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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palmalBlue2

cloaked4u
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No, u GET pennies more and the unions get the pay increase, another ripp off system.


But the union is the one financing this protest that includes a push for unionizing as well as an overall pay raise of 15 hr. min wage


The way I see it is that if the Unions are helping to finance this, then they can hire them to travel the country as professional actors...um, I mean protesters.

But I really doubt that a whole lot of them would take them up on the offer. On the road all the time, living out of hotels and always eating junk...I mean fast food. They would have a problem on their hands in no time.

Why?

You guessed it. I WANT MORE!



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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I thinks u have employees who don't have insurance, get really low wages, work 10 hour or more sweat days, told to work manditory overtime while u go to the bar and brag to everyone that u a buisness owner.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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bjax9er
Raise the min wage to $15/hr. And poor people will be paying $8.00 for a Big Mac, $5.00 for a large fry, and $5.00 for a coke.

Also why are unions organizing this protest?

Because union wages are directly linked to the min wage.
In a lot of union contracts, there are provisions requiring wages to be 200% or 300% above the min wage.

Who wants a raise?


That is too high of a rise in prices.

In 2012, McDonalds had a revenue of 27,56 billion out of which the net profit was 5.46 bilion. Considering, there are 440,000 employees in US, this leads to a roughly 12k profit per every such employee. I have no information on the local turnover, as this is international company after all, although on international level the salaries are better than in US due to local laws.

The price would not need to rise significantly

In comparison, in Norway they are paying net 22,5 dollars an hour to part-time employees, while the total costs for the company including the taxes is around 45 dollars per every hour a guy flips burgers. Big mac costs 7,5 dollars there compared to 4 - 4,5 in US, based on 2013 Big Mac Index, and that is at 22.5(net, 45 real cost) dollar hourly wage.
In Australia McDonalds is able to keep the prices normal despite paying 17.50 to employees.

The maximum price of products is estimate to rise about 17% if the salary was rose in US. The 17% rise is nothing that much, from 3.99 to 4.70 roughyl. Nothing like what you predicted.


In comparison, Walmart is also earning over 10k a year net profit, when the amount of employees is taken into account, roughly 25 billion, which is around 3% of their total revenues. Their revenue is simply that high. A 5-10% added price to non-essential prices would earn enough the pay every employee reasonably and it is not significant enough to lower the consumption significantly, as for majority of people whether the product costs 1 or 1.05 does not matter much.

The prices are that low, as they are currently, simply due to underpaid staff. At the end, the price would be slightly higher ( which is not that much of a change, although every employee would be able to live off reasonably well (pay the rent, eat, insurance and basic consumer items, there still wouldnt be much left for luxuries or entertainment).
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posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:05 PM
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cloaked4u
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I thinks u have employees who don't have insurance, get really low wages, work 10 hour or more sweat days, told to work manditory overtime while u go to the bar and brag to everyone that u a buisness owner.


You've got to be joking or at least being sarcastic...

Right?



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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ya had to go there, didn't ya [they don't have good emoticons anymore]



[replying about the traveling uh..protesters]
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posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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When did success become bad?

When did making more by working hard become such a disgusting societal stain?

Some people succeed. Some people don't.

So we must punish those who have succeeded by rewarding those who haven't, with the monetary gains earned by the successful.

Wealth redistribution.

Equal outcomes.

______________________________________________________


Just what in the hell are the "angry" going to do after they have taken everything from the rich?

Work for a living?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

There will be no-one left to pay them!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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cloaked4u
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youtu.be... here u go. check out what people are saying about this.


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buisness these days means, work u to the bone because of all the laws passed to suck u dry of all ur money so that ALL the 3rd party leaches can sit back and collect. Like unions,and all those cheaters stealers peoples like mad off PIGS, peoples in greed, scams.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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No Beez, money comes from that majic printing machine and we all have to share it. [sarcasm]





posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Nobody is asking for extreme wealth distribution, simply livable wages for employees. The employers would still make millions every year, even if the employees were paid more.

Success will still be rewarded well, but honestly, not via legal exploitation of the employees. Prices would rise, although not significantly.

Norway has some of the highest taxes in the world. At the end a couple of richest people pay more indivual taxes than is needed for all the (high) child benefits to be covered. After taxes and after paying their employees highly, they still are able to earn 10s of millions every year.
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