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Fast-Food Strikes Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes

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Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.

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lee e (114)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:24 am
I have to give Obama credit for his excellent speech yesterday, addressing this issue - and he asked for a mere $10 minimum wage - which ought to be $15 - what's the matter with the plutocrats - not even enough for an Antoinette statement - if these people don't get their reasonable wage - we too will end up with a "French Revolution"!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:38 am
I should like the plutocrats work in their own "restaurants" for wages that would be barely enough to keep them from starving or freezing and then blame the strike on union interference with their happy relationship with their workers.

Roger G (154)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:41 am
noted, thanks

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
It is ridiculous to expect people to support themselves on the conditions that exist for many today, from lack of a full time job to minimum wage. Most places offer nothing in the form of benefits and if they do offer it the worker is not able to buy into it on such low wage.

Love how McDonald's suggested that people would feel better if they took a two week vacation. When people are in struggle to figure out how to keep the lights on and the car running so they can get to their job, it is very doubtful a vacation is even attainable. The Plutocrats are so far removed from what so many are struggling in daily they haven't a clue and they certainly are not trying to get a clue either. I suppose it's easier to pay slave wages if you remain clueless or at least claim you are.

Like Mitt Romney on China, gee so many people are wanting these jobs they must build wall with wire on top to keep out the people who would break down the doors for those jobs. If he truly believes that he is indeed very clueless or he thinks we are so stupid to believe it.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:05 pm
Noted, thanks.

Fiona O (565)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:21 pm
I applaud these fast food workers. How can we support them? Does anyone have a suggestion on how to support the striking fast food workers?

Athena F (131)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:06 pm

SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:23 pm
I hope they get their wages increased because it will help boost the economy, particularly the local economies. We should all be supporting them in their efforts.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 7:18 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:17 am
The queer thing regarding these companies they are always advertising themselves as huge contributors to charities while at the same time paying their workers a pittance.Remember the old saying charity begins at home.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:39 am
I'm pretty certain that the fast-food industry was not intended to sustain a permanent work force — especially adults supporting families — and that it is happening because of larger economic forces, such as why so many need a second job in the fast food industry because their real job does not pay enough. The question then is at what point does it become cost effective for a company to hire someone like me to eliminate 30% of the jobs without impacting service levels?

Leslie Gaiter (3)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:36 am
In support of the fast food industry workers demand for higher wages I will not eat in a MacDonald’s on any Saturday until they raise wages. I believe if we can affect the revenues of MacDonald’s the remainder of the fast food industry will understand the power of the consumer and get in line.

We have the power to help our follow Americans. SPEAK WITH YOUR WALLET!
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