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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    If they are successful, I want to buy and unwrap one of those cheeseburgers that they show in the TV commercials. Mine always looks like it was accidentally dropped on the floor and partially stepped on before it was wrapped.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    More purchasing power for a larger percentage of the population within a consumer economy = healthier consumer economy.
    Assuming you mean higher wages equals purchasing power, that only works if there is value behind the wage. Otherwise, businesses just raise prices to account for higher costs, which means less purchasing power. So it cancels it out. If paying them more resulted in higher profits (productivity) in some way, then that would indeed be a healthier economy. It normally works the other way around. An employee demonstrates value and then gets compensation.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Wow amazing. I support them.
    I support their right to protest, though I went to a McDonald's that day and it was business as usual. I don't support their cause. Sorry, $15p/hr is way too much to do that work. I've had part time jobs fixing computers, requiring much more skill, that pay $14p/hr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Assuming you mean higher wages equals purchasing power, that only works if there is value behind the wage. Otherwise, businesses just raise prices to account for higher costs, which means less purchasing power. So it cancels it out. If paying them more resulted in higher profits (productivity) in some way, then that would indeed be a healthier economy. It normally works the other way around. An employee demonstrates value and then gets compensation.
    Competition keeps prices low.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea because its about socialism. I just think they should get paid a $15 wage because it keeps up with productivity and inflation, and its also because ifs liveable, and allows more purchasing power.
    Yeah, God forbid we pay them what the job is worth.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah, God forbid we pay them what the job is worth.
    Their job is "worth" less than a minimum wage keeping up with inflation?


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, a $15 "cheap" hamburger.
    Yea... Estimates say it will raise the cost by .69... Really "expensive"
    Hell some economists say nothing will happen to price because prices are not set by the cost of production of something but instead by the supply and demand for that item.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Then the 20 and over crowd need to improve their skills to rise above minimum wage. The best way to do that is through education.

    Professional, technical, vocational...
    Ohh the simplistic view of life. How nice.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The Subway here has a tip jar by the register.
    Never seen one here. And I believe it was company policy when i worked there like 6-7 years ago. But hey maybe policy changed.
    But speaking of Subway, the CEO of Subway is in favor of minimum wage hike.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    The idea of fast food (unskilled and untrained) are worth $15 an hour plus the burdens of employment (about 20%) is ridiculous.

    There is a reason why McDonald's ordered 7,000 tablet order devices for its euro stores - they will get the bugs worked out and replace the people here who believe they should earn FAR more than they are worth.
    That should be done anyway. Certain jobs become archaic with technology, it happens and will continue to do so. There's no reason why people should be wasting their time doing a job that a tablet can do oh so much better. Then you need engineers, computer programmers, and skilled technicians to handle all those devices. And those are jobs that are worth a living wage.

    It's like here in NJ we cannot pump our own gas. State law. "Saving jobs". But why the hell should government subsidize archaic and unnecessary jobs? People shouldn't be wasting their time pumping gas for a living. Inefficient and unnecessary jobs go the way of the Dodo. New jobs replace it.
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