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In not so many words, natural selection. There is no point for one fail to breed three more into the world to rinse and repeat, multiplying w/ each generation.
So you don't believe that workers have the right to take strike action to improve their pay and conditions?
reply to post by Libertygal
Another aspect to union caused shut downs that rarely gets mentioned....
Severence packages for upper management and execs. while the 'little people' get pink slips in their christmas stockings. [maybe a couple weeks worth of pay if they were long term employees, if they are lucky]
I seen alot of that happen in Wichita [a heavily unionized city] right before we left.
edit on 4-12-2013 by palmalBlue2 because: (no reason given)
But I think these humongous global companies such as McDonald's could afford to pay their workers more and not pose much of a financial risk.
I'm not sure how that works. Aren't each of the McDonalds or Wendys or _____ (fill in fast food place of choice), owned independently? They are still part of the chain and have to follow the chain rules and pay the main company a certain amount, but isn't each restaurant bought and owned individually??
I"m not sure .... But I think that's what I remember reading ...
reply to post by stargatetravels
Sure, they have the right to strike.
Employers also have the right to fire them if they do.
See how that works?
Look how Hostess worked out. They striked, Hostess folded. They simply could not afford to pay what the strikers demanded. but how about the Hostess Corporate? You do realize, they got theirs. And, they got rid of the over-payed, ever demanding more Union workers. Bye bye job history, bye bye pensions. Yeah, that really worked out well.
Neither. Cut taxes, cut free handouts. Very simple really.
Why not, many already do. Sadly this is the best defense you got??? Even sadder this is the mindset of millions.
And the paying people to do nothing is wrong. It is theft from me, and slavery to the one receiving it.
You, the tax payer, are paying for fast food companies labour force.
And it is wrong both ways.
What else do you got?
Owning a fast food franchise can take a significant investment, and many owners work 60 or 70 hours per week when starting out. Some even go on to purchase additional franchises, once they have their restaurants operating efficiently with experienced managers. Fast food franchise owners oversee all operations of their restaurants, including food preparation, customer service, inventory and storage. They also closely manage their labor and food costs to maximize profits. These franchise owners earn incomes averaging just below $50,000.
reply to post by SearchLightsInc
I will never understand people that are willing to work at a job 40 hours a week if they need more. What's wrong with getting another job? What is wrong with bettering ones self so they CAN?
Why is it that when someone is unwilling to help themselves, someone else must step in and do it for them? Or even better, rescue them?
Why should someone that has never flipped a burger walk into a place and get a job making close to what it took me 12 years to get to? Why is that ok? What ever happened to working your way up, just like everyone else? It's called career advancement.
A term that now simply seems out if the vocabulary of the "want it all and want it NOW" generation.
Someone just needs to put it on the table. Get off your butts and make yourself worth more, quit expecting to be propped up by others, and maybe, just maybe, the fry guy is just NOT worth that much money. Ya think?
When the government has to give subsidies to people who are working full time then that company isn't paying their workers enough. Even burger flippers deserve to make a decent wage.
State of the Union 2013 transcript
We know our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day’s work with honest wages. But today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That’s wrong. That’s why, since the last time this Congress raised the minimum wage, nineteen states have chosen to bump theirs even higher.
Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank; rent or eviction; scraping by or finally getting ahead. For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their pockets. In fact, working folks shouldn’t have to wait year after year for the minimum wage to go up while CEO pay has never been higher. So here’s an idea that Governor Romney and I actually agreed on last year: let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on.
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