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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    You cant prevent unionization, and shouldnt.
    You can do anything that is legal to prevent a union form being formed, and you should.



    Here is just another reason why Unions are bad.
    As reported in a blog at The Washington Times.


    ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    Few workers would turn down a raise. Union members, however, can have raises turned down on their behalf.
    Employees of a Pennsylvania grocery store learned this the hard way. Managers at the Giant Eagle grocery in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, wanted to reward hard work. So they boosted the wages of two dozen high-performing employees above their union rates. But United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 was not pleased. The union argued the pay increases violated their contract, took Giant Eagle to court and forced it to rescind the raises.

    Why did Local 23 oppose higher pay for its members? Because it upended their seniority system, allowing junior employees to make more those with more seniority. Local 23 wanted uniform pay scales — even if that meant cutting some of their members’ wages.

    Workers today want — and expect — recognition for their contributions and abilities, but uniform-pay scales forbid that. Such contracts could work in the assembly line economy of the 1930s, where workers performed essentially interchangeable jobs. But not in today’s knowledge economy. Why would a software designer or a search-marketing consultant want one?


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    SHERK: Reinventing unions - Washington Times
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    These losers are the exact same types that stand on street corners with cardboard signs directing passers by to "give then money". They refuse to do anything to better themselves, only to demand more money. Hell buy a cheap pistol and start robbing, it is the same thing, you want money, you just refuse to work for it.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    My McChickens would've tasted better today if they had been flavored by unskilled tears.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not the point. They're in a struggle for a higher wage right now, you support them in that, so do it. You know how to slide a tip over the counter. That the restaurant doesn't allow tips or that there's no tip jar is just a lame excuse. If you support them, then do so.
    Some fast food places like McDonalds and KFC don't allow tip jars because you aren't actually "served". At least that is how it use to be.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Some fast food places like McDonalds and KFC don't allow tip jars because you aren't actually "served". At least that is how it use to be.
    It's a crock when a "tip" position is 95% comprised of the basis for the job. I'm not going to tip my mechanic or barber for doing his damn job.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    As has happened elsewhere the likely outcome of this might see a handful of FF workers get the $15.00 an hour. The rest will need a new job as they won't have one anymore.............
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    No no no. POINT SIX NINE cents. As in, less than a cent.
    Wait, are you saying the value of a Big Mac is only .69 of a penny, or the cost will increase by only .69 of a penny?

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    The ironic thing is, if they get their wish, half of them will be fired within a week. I feel sympathetic to their cause, but they are going about it the wrong way. A compulsory minimum wage is not the way to go.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    You're just scapegoating unions. California is screwed because of NAFTA, not unions.

    If the most productive members of our society do not look after their own self-interests then nobody else will. It is immoral to not be selfish when it comes to getting compensated well for your labor. Those hours spent working are hours you can never get back. When negotiating with an employer it makes no sense to be altruistic. You must be selfish to avoid being unfairly exploited.

    It is the scabs who are parasites. They are free-riders. The scabs indirectly benefit from unions but do not pay dues.
    So you are for some workers, just not all.

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    Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Tell that to person making your burger if you want some zit juice and pubic hair as condiments.
    I don't eat fast food, so I don't have to worry about that. But, as mentioned above, why would anyone pay someone like that $15/hour? Hell, why would anyone pay someone like that anything at all? For $15/hour I would expect professional behavior and high quality work.
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