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    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise

    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Good news for the unemployed, there will be a bunch of job openings at McDonald's soon. Kwanza Brooks and Terrence Wise are soon to be on unemployment as well as food stamps. And if you've been making $8 an hour for the last 11 years and working at a fast food joint you're dumb as a sack of hammers and lucky to be getting $8 an hour.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Good news for the unemployed, there will be a bunch of job openings at McDonald's soon. Kwanza Brooks and Terrence Wise are soon to be on unemployment as well as food stamps. And if you've been making $8 an hour for the last 11 years and working at a fast food joint you're dumb as a sack of hammers and lucky to be getting $8 an hour.
    They must have been really awful at flipping burgers not to get any yearly raises for 11 years

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”
    They can make $11 an hour packing peaches here in California. There is a sign up next to the highway, all in Spanish btw, advertising for workers.

    No one should be trying to feed a family working at McDonalds. That sort of job is for teens looking for extra pocket money to buy gas and snacks, not for heads of households.

    Unfortunately, all of the really high paying manufacturing jobs have fled to third world countries where the factories can pay pennies and dump their waste in the nearest river. That's what needs to change.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Most fast food places do not offer raises on a yearly basis, fyi.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    They must have been really awful at flipping burgers not to get any yearly raises for 11 years
    they must have been not doing their job not to move up.
    turnover for supervisor and manager positions is pretty routine.

    back in my school days I knew a family their dad started working at mcdonalds worked start on the burger line>cashier>supervisor>manager and ended up owning 3 or 4 mcdonalds.
    I find it interesting that they can't move beyond burger flipper or cashier.

    my brother worked at mcdonalds when he was younger. minimum wage was 5.15 then. he got a .25 cent raise within a few weeks and then got another raise shortly after that.
    of course he worked and went in when called and continued working etc ... he quit after a while and went to work at walmart for a bit.

    that was before he got out of high school.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Most fast food places do not offer raises on a yearly basis, fyi.
    You know this how? What sort of fast food places are you talking about? Corporate owned, franchise, independent? There's quite a mix. I can tell you the corporate ones do.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Most fast food places do not offer raises on a yearly basis, fyi.
    sure they do. I know people that have been supervisors and managers. they give raises periodically.
    you have to actually work and do a good job.

    the biggest problem they have is people showing up on time or showing up at all.
    finding people that will come in when needed.

    if you just do the bare minimum to keep your job then you don't get a raise and you don't move up.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You know this how? What sort of fast food places are you talking about? Corporate owned, franchise, independent? There's quite a mix. I can tell you the corporate ones do.
    franchise owners might be a bit more stingy, but that is on them to give raises. 80% of Mcdonalds are franchised owned.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”
    they can attempt to form a union however it will only affect that franchise owner.

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