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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    If fast food joints became unionized they would quickly go out of business. People are willing to pay a cheap price for crap food but would be unwilling to pay good money for bad food so IMO it would end up giving unions the black eye they so richly deserve if they got their greedy fingers into the secret sauce.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    If the new golden age is to be based upon fast food jobs I'd be incredibly surprised.
    The new golden age is to be based on income redistrubution - the fundamental transformation of America tha Obama envisions. Legions of gov't dependent voters pressing for ever more "social justice" in the form of income redistribution. The problem is that for a parasite to be truely successful then it must be content to do minimal damage to its host.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Next thing you know they will be clamoring for an associates degree in fast food. And of course...government provided student loans.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Next thing you know they will be clamoring for an associates degree in fast food. And of course...government provided student loans.
    Why stop there, why not a Masters in Theoretical Burger flipping.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Why stop there, why not a Masters in Theoretical Burger flipping.
    The sad thing is...there are people that would take these ridiculous notions seriously.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    they did it in the wrong order with the wrong goal. step one should have been unionizing. step two should have been negotiating for more control over schedules and better opportunities for upward mobility, not $15 an hour base pay.

    what really sucks about those jobs is that they are dead end with high turnover and little control over hours. this is also a problem in retail. if i were running the union, that's what i'd negotiate for. the base pay is always going to be low; what's important is the ability to move up, as well as frequency of raises.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The sad thing is...there are people that would take these ridiculous notions seriously.
    True, If these people got living wages and unionize, do they know that most likely there union dues would must likely negate there living wages.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Wow talk about not having an original thought - I swear all socialist leftist are a like - attack attack attack - no information whatsoever to provide. Worthless dribble.

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    This must be a living breathing example of brainwashing in action. Do you have any original thoughts, or can you only parrot slogans heard on Fox and Rush?

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    they did it in the wrong order with the wrong goal. step one should have been unionizing. step two should have been negotiating for more control over schedules and better opportunities for upward mobility, not $15 an hour base pay.

    what really sucks about those jobs is that they are dead end with high turnover and little control over hours. this is also a problem in retail. if i were running the union, that's what i'd negotiate for. the base pay is always going to be low; what's important is the ability to move up, as well as frequency of raises.
    Or they can just realizes that unskilled labor is always going to low paying jobs, since that is what they are design to be in the first place.

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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Since fast food makes most unionized jobs look like rocket science, I'd say no.

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