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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    who are you to pass judgement on their demands?

    "Work that isn't that much"?

    And the second line is illegal...you cannot fire workers for striking, not since around 1900 anyway.
    I'll judge them! If they want more money, they can get off their asses and get a job that pays more money.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    They deserve a wage increase. Hell everyone working minimum wage does. We have a problem in this country, and its vast inequality. All the people that seem to be against wage increases are those who are fortunate enough not to work in those jobs. Fast food workers are no longer just for teens starting their first job, there are parents, adults, grandparents, uncles. Many college grades work there too. I am willing to pay a little more extra to help these workers out. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Not that I frequent fast food joints so it really doesn't effect me at the counter, but if you really feel they should be getting paid more, how about you, personally, paying double the menu price when you visit? It doesn't need to be mandatory by raising the MW, let people who feel that MW workers should make more be the one's to pay it.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Perhaps an increase by a maximum of two-three dollars an hour. Modest increases at least temporarily have their impact against fluctuations in the cost of living, but no, the rest of the labor pool would start desiring $25 an hour to balance out with the minimum wage earners.
    Thanks for answering. I understand what you said. My challenge with it is how much of a difference would an extra $3 an hour make in their lives? That's an extra $120 a week. Now it is possible that that will make a huge difference, but I don't know. I guess maybe it depends on where you live? In Backasswater, Alabama that may go a long way. In NH, not so much.

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How much do you honestly think union dues are?
    Whatever it is, times 3 million is going to be a lot of dough.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
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    Wrong: dues are twice the hourly wage in most cases; so if they get $15 an hour, that's $30 a month. Newly organized members pay no initiation fees and don't pay dues until a contract is signed. Health and welfare and pension contributions do not go to the union local or any other union office. As for dues, each local of a national or interenational union must pay a per capita on each member to said national offices.

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Not that I frequent fast food joints so it really doesn't effect me at the counter, but if you really feel they should be getting paid more, how about you, personally, paying double the menu price when you visit? It doesn't need to be mandatory by raising the MW, let people who feel that MW workers should make more be the one's to pay it.
    Uhhh paying double wont change anything. They still will have the wage...


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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    In an economy where restaurant businesses are going out of business at an historic rate, we want to mother of all fall back restaurants (Fast food) to increase wages... Yeah, um not in a million years. The fast food industry knows one thing for sure, and that is that someone will work for $7.25 an hour, just like Mexicans will work for $2.00 an hour picking fruit or framing houses. This is a none effort on behalf od the unions, and it ain't going anywhere.

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    They deserve a wage increase. Hell everyone working minimum wage does. We have a problem in this country, and its vast inequality. All the people that seem to be against wage increases are those who are fortunate enough not to work in those jobs. Fast food workers are no longer just for teens starting their first job, there are parents, adults, grandparents, uncles. Many college grades work there too. I am willing to pay a little more extra to help these workers out. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Well if your willing to pay a bit more, then you can start now. You don't need the government to pay the fast food workers and other minimum wage workers more, just whip out your wallet.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thanks for answering. I understand what you said. My challenge with it is how much of a difference would an extra $3 an hour make in their lives? That's an extra $120 a week. Now it is possible that that will make a huge difference, but I don't know. I guess maybe it depends on where you live? In Backasswater, Alabama that may go a long way. In NH, not so much.
    Cost of living adjustments are probably the best gauge. Around here, the state minimum wage is so laughable in the oil boom we are relying on a de facto minimum wage (many places pay $10 an hour base minimum) and even that is cutting it thin.

    I know some folks that are pretty stringent on joining the 15 an hour fight for fast food workers, but they oddly seem to not understand how other segments of labor will want to differentiate themselves from the minimum wage workers. No skilled laborer is going to want to be driven closer to the wage earning of a minimum wage employee, and will ask for more compensation as a result.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    who are you to pass judgement on their demands?

    "Work that isn't that much"?

    And the second line is illegal...you cannot fire workers for striking, not since around 1900 anyway.
    In Florida you can

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