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    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week's planned protests.
    Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they could use to intensify their push for higher pay and unionization. Past protests have targeted a couple of restaurants in each city for a limited time, in many cases posing little disruption to operations.
    A spokesman for the Service Employees International Union, which has been spearheading the protests, said home health care aides will join the actions in some locations.
    The "Fight for $15" campaign has gained national attention at a time when growing income disparities have become a hot political issue. President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage at a Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee.


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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.


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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Does that mean we'll be seeing more jackboot thugs pointing rifles at citizens and more violations of their civil and constitutional rights?

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Hope they all are fired.

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Excellent. I wonder if Burger King will be represented? Of course, Sherrod Brown has called for a mass boycott of BK and if he has his way, then they won't even need to worry about that $7.25.

    What should burger flippers be paid anyway?

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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]
    My understanding was that civil disobedience was against a government entity. Are they really protesting the businesses or are they expecting government action?

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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    My understanding was that civil disobedience was against a government entity. Are they really protesting the businesses or are they expecting government action?
    I dont think it has to be against a government, just some sort of "power figure". Just has to be peaceful.


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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Does that mean we'll be seeing more jackboot thugs pointing rifles at citizens and more violations of their civil and constitutional rights?

    It seems to be the answer to all things there now.

    I wonder about the claims of a president as to the health of a nation when a simple labor dispute becomes a threat of violence.

    I guess, when you have a leader who simply refuses to compromise on anything, then compromise is impossible at the street level.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Hope they all are fired.

    For?

    The right of organizing and collective bargaining is a long established right, hard won by the likes of Walter Reuther at the battle of the overpass. I am afraid your days of punishing strikers is over as it's illegal.

    IF anyone., we see only a threat, does commit acts of violence you have a criminal justice department.
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It seems to be the answer to all things there now.

    I wonder about the claims of a president as to the health of a nation when a simple labor dispute becomes a threat of violence.

    I guess, when you have a leader who simply refuses to compromise on anything, then compromise is impossible at the street level.
    Now?

    Violence erupts at GM plant strike — History.com This Day in History — 1/11/1937

    January 11, 1937

    On this day in 1937, nearly two weeks into a sit-down strike by General Motors (GM) auto workers at the Fisher Body Plant No. 2 in Flint, Michigan, a riot breaks out when police try to prevent the strikers from receiving food deliveries from supporters on the outside. Strikers and police officers alike were injured in the melee, which was later nicknamed the "Battle of the Running Bulls." After the January 11 riot, Michigan governor Frank Murphy called in the National Guard to surround the plant.
    How should Obama involve himself in labor disputes? You know, he never showed up in Wisconsin to defend union workers here, correct?
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    Re: Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I dont think it has to be against a government, just some sort of "power figure". Just has to be peaceful.
    I'm notifying the Power Rangers.

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