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    Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    "If the fast food workers achieve tangible results, it could transform low-wage fast food and retail in the same way that the United Auto Workers (UAW) and other unions helped to transform manufacturing during the 1930s. Their efforts, combined with the stimulative impact of World War II, helped birth a new American middle class and an organized labor Golden Age."

    So can they? In light of what happened to Detroit, do we even want a revival of labor unions?

    Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

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

    It could happen. The reason so is simple. Liberal socialist like obama know their policies will end up creating cities like detroit. They know eventually the people will turn on them and they'll be out on their duffs. Oloser himself is going to need golf money and the rest of they party faithfull will need their cut! Where better to get it then the poor people they benefited with higher wages and "union dues." A nifty hand out to the party faithful from those they helped the most. Its called trickle up theor in retort to Reagan's trickle down theory only the trickle is from the poor into the rich elite leftists pockets.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    "If the fast food workers achieve tangible results, it could transform low-wage fast food and retail in the same way that the United Auto Workers (UAW) and other unions helped to transform manufacturing during the 1930s. Their efforts, combined with the stimulative impact of World War II, helped birth a new American middle class and an organized labor Golden Age."

    So can they? In light of what happened to Detroit, do we even want a revival of labor unions?

    Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?
    On the first question, I don't think it can revive labor unions even though it would be a good thing for workers. Too much influence in one direction passing laws to make things on an uneven playing field for unions (like right to work laws).

    The second question is harder to answer because if we have a neoliberal state, you cannot have unions exist or at least ones that don't interfere with its current implementation which is profits over people.

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

    If the new golden age is to be based upon fast food jobs I'd be incredibly surprised.
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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    It could happen. The reason so is simple. Liberal socialist like obama know their policies will end up creating cities like detroit. They know eventually the people will turn on them and they'll be out on their duffs. Oloser himself is going to need golf money and the rest of they party faithfull will need their cut! Where better to get it then the poor people they benefited with higher wages and "union dues." A nifty hand out to the party faithful from those they helped the most. Its called trickle up theor in retort to Reagan's trickle down theory only the trickle is from the poor into the rich elite leftists pockets.
    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 tessaesque View Post
    If the new golden age is to be based upon fast food jobs I'd be incredibly surprised.
    That's pretty funny!!
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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    "If the fast food workers achieve tangible results, it could transform low-wage fast food and retail in the same way that the United Auto Workers (UAW) and other unions helped to transform manufacturing during the 1930s. Their efforts, combined with the stimulative impact of World War II, helped birth a new American middle class and an organized labor Golden Age."

    So can they? In light of what happened to Detroit, do we even want a revival of labor unions?

    Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?
    What is vastly different today than it was in the 1930s to 1950s is global competition. You note what made the unions (and wages) rise, yet ignore what made the unions (and wages) fall. Simply because a little of something is good does not mean that a lot of it is better. Fewer auto workers getting higher pay is not really the greater good that the McStrikers envision, yet will be the likely result if they "succeed" in getting their demands met. Think before you drink, even Koolaid.
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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.
    And horrified....
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    Re: Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    "If the fast food workers achieve tangible results, it could transform low-wage fast food and retail in the same way that the United Auto Workers (UAW) and other unions helped to transform manufacturing during the 1930s. Their efforts, combined with the stimulative impact of World War II, helped birth a new American middle class and an organized labor Golden Age."

    So can they? In light of what happened to Detroit, do we even want a revival of labor unions?

    Can the fast food strikes revive American labor unions?
    I very much doubt it.

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

    Can we get a poll up here? I hit the wrong $#@!^&* key again.

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