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    USATODAY, Fast food workers strike for fair pay, living wage and respect McJobs

    Fast-food workers from dozens of countries on six continents are joining the push Thursday for higher pay and worker rights by taking part in strikes and protests. Workers in more than 30 countries are campaigning for $15 per hour pay and expressing frustration at what they see as unfair working conditions. Restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC are being targeted. The one-day campaign continues protests launched 18 months ago. A key demand is the right to form a union without retaliation.

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    Well, I say..........

    let them buy each franchise and operate it and see if they can make $15 an hour. And oh yeah, have to deal with a union on top of that? Sure, why not, everybody with no skills or education who works in fast food that doesn't advance to management or ownership should absolutely be paid $15 an hour for flipping burgers and shoving bags out through Drive up windows. Heck, I think they are all way undervalued, especially when I go through the line and order a large coffee with three creams and three equals "PUT IN THE COFFEE" and end up with a large cup of black coffee and the creams and equals in a little bag they also hand me out the window. I order the cream and equal put in the coffee because I want to be able to drink it while I complete my drive to work, jerkweed, not because I want to have to figure out how to pull off the road somewhere to take the top off the cup and mix everything up. Those of them that approach their job that way, with no regard for customer service, absolutely deserve to be paid top dollar. Heck, with a little practice, they might even be capable of going to work on a farm and shoveling cowshit out of the barns. Yup, definitely, they're all so professional about their jobs they deserve to be paid at least $15 an hour. Heck, they probably should be paid $20 an hour.

    oh yeah, just be prepared to spend $25 for a McDonalds lunch when their wages go up to $15. The franchise owners aren't going to do it for nothing either.
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    If they don't like the pay, get a better education, learn a trade, make better life choices, live within your means. Don't force others to pay you for work not commensurate with your skill level. The sense of entitlement is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    ...A key demand is the right to form a union without retaliation....

    join an organisation that will bully and blackmail business into doing what they want? Same organisations that have crippled California? Union in this country said the government would either listen or be brought to it's knees. uuuh no. I think not. First of all refusing to obey the orders of management subjects a person to disciplinary action, second going on strike will bring the company and the staff into disrepute which is grounds for termination of employment. Show me a picket line I will heckle them. I make it a habit of targeting Unions on social networks and always will.
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    i am from the Northeast originally and ...........

    I used to laugh at union members who were on strike and were making statements like "we're entitled to a share of the profits, we helped the company earn those profits, we should get part of it." Well, you did get part of it, you got your bloated union job paycheck and benefits. Most of the complainers I ever heard were those going to work whose only investment in their job was a $3 lunch bucket from Walmart (or wherever else they could buy it the cheapest because of course, all those union guys wouldn't pay top dollar for what they bought, they only wanted to pay the cheapest price) and had nothing else tied up in their job. Unlike the shareholders and perhaps managers of the business who potentially stood to loose their invested capital if the business folded up. Business has no obligation to provide a living for it's workers, it only has an obligation to provide a return to it's investors. When did we conveniently forget that in this country? Oh yeah, we forgot that when the Socialist Democrats began giving out everything for free from the government, but took the taxes from those working and paying them to give it to all those poor unfortunate ones would wouldn't get off their asses and make it for themselves. Beyond a point, Unions have and continue to destroy this country. When Boeing built their latest plant complex here in SC, the NLRB came in at the request of the unions and tried to shut them down because they had obtained pledges from their workers that they wouldn't unionize. Obama and the NLRB tried to reject those promises and allow the unions to go in an organize the plants. They failed after numerous court battles and I'm glad, The unions have no place trying to dictate to an investor what they can and can't do with their investment. If you want a say in how your invested capital is used, invest the capital to begin with. Otherwise you have no right to determine how your employer goes about making a profit and if he can hire someone to do your job for less than he has to pay you, that's business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Fast food workers strike for fair pay, living wage and respect McJobs
    Really?

    Want fair pay? Go back to school & learn a skill.
    Want a living wage? Go back to school & learn a skill.
    Want respect? LOL! Well, YOU applied to work at McDonalds!


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    Raising minimum wages doesn't give you more purchasing power. Once the wage goes up then business raise the price of everything and whatever raise you got now is wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NosePicker View Post
    Raising minimum wages doesn't give you more purchasing power. Once the wage goes up then business raise the price of everything and whatever raise you got now is wasted.
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    Hazlitt says it best, you can't legislate a man (person) to be worth more than they are but you can make them unemployed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernymac View Post
    If they don't like the pay, get a better education, learn a trade, make better life choices, live within your means. Don't force others to pay you for work not commensurate with your skill level. The sense of entitlement is amazing!
    Yes.

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    I have a solution

    Instead of mandating a higher pay rate why not punish companies who don't pay?

    When I was younger, in my teens, I worked at a McDonald's but the biggest issue was that they would short our hours. So you would work 30 and get paid for 25. Since I was young and naive I did not know to keep my own hard records I just caught it because I would work my scheduled hours and more but get paid either the scheduled hours or less.

    I believe that we should let people know to keep track of their hours and then severely punish any business who shorts the hours/pay of the worker.

    Like paying them 10x the difference and/or losing their license to do business.
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