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Fast-food workers call for
nationwide walkout Aug. 29

Washington Post, by Michael A. Fletcher

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/21/2013 5:25:05 AM

Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29. The workers — who are backed by local community groups and national unions and have held one-day walkouts in cities such as New York, St. Louis and Detroit — say they have received pledges of support from workers in dozens of cities across the country. The workers are calling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Organizers of the walkout say

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sinic, 8/21/2013 5:29:29 AM     (No. 9483644)

File this under "How to Lose the Only Job You Are Barely Qualified to Do"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lala, 8/21/2013 5:36:34 AM     (No. 9483648)

Useful idiots. They can´t make change and they can´t figure out that a Big Mac would cost $8 if Mickey Ds had to pay them $15 an hour to make it, which would quickly render them unemployed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/21/2013 5:55:10 AM     (No. 9483662)

Ironic that McDonalds is one of the most progressive companies in the country to give minorities a chance and here´s the thanks they get.Young people´s minds are twisted as hell these days,Fast food jobs are for experience in the workplace.

This would force meal prices through the roof and cause people to eat at home or find a damn sub shop.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texpub, 8/21/2013 6:01:44 AM     (No. 9483671)

What a brilliant idea...minimum wage food workers in Detroit, Michigan want to go on strike. Wow.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/21/2013 6:21:50 AM     (No. 9483679)

The walkout threat is proof that malcontent fast food workers can´t do the math. Most fast food customers are much smarter in math. They´ll stop coming if whopper prices spike to $8 or $9.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/21/2013 6:33:55 AM     (No. 9483693)

This whole "strike" idea came from some erroneous report that McDonalds Corporation has a very low labor cost, as a percentage of revenues. This is true, but very few McDonalds restaurants are owned by McDonalds Corp. No, they are franchised, and that´s where the massive labor cost lies.

Anyway the trend is to reduce the labor pool in fast food. The newer retail outlets (Quickckeck, WawA around here) are self serve, get your own coffee, then pay at the scanner on the way our.

As usual, the libs are going in the wrong direction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/21/2013 6:41:25 AM     (No. 9483700)

The ignorant are easily led. These people are ignorant. You are paid for the value of the work not to support your lifestyle choices. I would like to see one of them open a store and pledge to pay everyone $15 and see how long they stay in business. They think it is so easy. Evil white people sitting on piles of money and not wanting to share with them. Evil white people, evil companies, evil capitalism. obama has pushed the entitlement mentality down our throats.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lancelink1, 8/21/2013 6:43:41 AM     (No. 9483701)

They may be "backed" by unions but not supported. By that I mean if the restaurant says: "fine, walk out but don´t come back unless you are a customer - you´re done" the union won´t help them a bit beyond "community organizing" against the "outrage" of firing workers that don´t show up for work.

Fast food and retail jobs are entry level. How does anyone ever formulate the concept they can house, feed, clothe and raise a family on $7.15 an hour?

Gee, that skrol edumacation thing don’t seem so useless now does it?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/21/2013 7:05:01 AM     (No. 9483719)

When these strikers are ultimately separated from their jobs, will they then be eligible for unemployment benefits? An extra Obamaphone? Free cable TV?

Perhaps that is the strikers´ fallback plan.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/21/2013 7:07:29 AM     (No. 9483725)

Let´s see. They walk off the job and in the job crisis, Zippy gives work permits to undocumented immigrants. No job to return to and no more to be found.

These whiners should try living on Social Security if they think life is hard now.

Perhaps the customers should strike on August 28 by going to Chick Fil A.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/21/2013 7:12:37 AM     (No. 9483729)

News Of The Future: Dateline 30 Aug 2013: Americans lose an average of 5 lbs in one day!



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Reply 12 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/21/2013 7:24:17 AM     (No. 9483743)

Bingo, #9. They´re itchin´ for a switchin´ - to welfare.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/21/2013 7:35:46 AM     (No. 9483750)

Seems like the goonion members have forgotten that employers can and will reduce their workforce with robots. I´m sure that the one that can make 20 welds in a chassis in a few seconds can pump out French fries as fast as you can sell them. But HEY!, gimme my social justice!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/21/2013 7:40:35 AM     (No. 9483759)

Fast food workers are not the ones doing the pot stirring. The real rabble rousers are the union slugs attempting to get a chunk of every workers paycheck.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 8/21/2013 7:42:55 AM     (No. 9483764)

I could have sworn I recently read an article about the decrease in customers at these places due to the failing economy. So the geniuses have decided that in a failing economy with obamacare looming large and companies laying off people because of that, they are going on strike? Does no one read history anymore? Or use commonsense?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 8/21/2013 7:43:28 AM     (No. 9483768)

Remember McDonald´s jingle from the 70´s & 80´s ´Hamburger, Fries, and a Coke and change back from your dollar´
They can bring that back now and just change to ´your ten dollars´.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/21/2013 8:12:13 AM     (No. 9483827)

It doesn´t dawn on them that under Obamanomics there are precious few jobs that they qualify for. If the economy were booming, they could find better-paying work. Instead, they turn their wrath on the one hand that feeds them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/21/2013 8:19:55 AM     (No. 9483837)

I have to laugh at these idiots. Where I live in Quito, Ecuador, the average wage for a trained worker with a HS education, is about $2.50 an hour, and this wage is not an entry level wage.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/21/2013 8:53:26 AM     (No. 9483884)

If they do this, then I hope that in the future, when they are looking for employment and include their previous fast food experience on their applications, the prospective employers will ask them if they participated in the "strike". If they answer that they did, I hope the employers shred their applications right in their faces and show them the door.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: reilly, 8/21/2013 8:59:58 AM     (No. 9483901)


The real minimum wage is zero, which is what these saps will get when they´re fired.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: nimby, 8/21/2013 9:05:53 AM     (No. 9483914)

Fire their arses.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/21/2013 9:08:51 AM     (No. 9483921)

Probably wouldn´t work, #19. The prospective employers would no doubt be sued for asking.

Who in his or her right mind would want to start a business today?

These fast food employees really must have [bleep] for brains.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 8/21/2013 9:09:32 AM     (No. 9483922)

Baxter, the upcoming robot says, ´´Go ahead. Make my day.´´

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Reply 24 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/21/2013 9:24:51 AM     (No. 9483940)

Good thing they announced it - you might not be able to tell otherwise.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/21/2013 9:37:13 AM     (No. 9483969)

If the fast food restaurants were forced to raise their starting salaries to $15 an hour, those jobs would suddenly become much more desirable. The restaurants would quickly replace these idiots with older, more experienced, more educated, workers with good work ethics and proper grammar skills.

There are a lot of much higher quality workers out there that lost their jobs under Øvomitnomics, that would love to be making $15 an hour right now.

If I´m an employer, and I have to pay more than a job is worth, I´m sure going to have the best employee in that position that I can. And it sure won´t be most of the idiots doing the jobs now -- because this is the best job they could hope to have even at minimum wage. No education, can´t speak proper English, no work ethics, no personal hygiene, rude, lazy, etc, etc, etc...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 8/21/2013 9:48:40 AM     (No. 9483983)

Add to #25´s list..
could not make change if their life depended on it without a calculator or the cash register doing it for them.

Spend more time talking with fellow employees than trying to greet their customers or taking the order.

I detest fast food places.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/21/2013 10:10:24 AM     (No. 9484021)

This should finish off the fast food industry.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 4poster, 8/21/2013 10:23:40 AM     (No. 9484051)

´Walk Out´ followed by ´Lock Out.´ Works for me.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/21/2013 10:49:31 AM     (No. 9484114)

Good luck with that, most low skilled people wonder why they don´t make lots of money...and therein is the PROBLEM!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: QRP, 8/21/2013 10:54:23 AM     (No. 9484131)

I can see the signs in the window now, Help Wanted - Start Today. The first 4 hours of the day would be spent taking applications, the rest of the day would be spent training the new employees, the next day would be back to business as usual.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Quaestio, 8/21/2013 11:04:04 AM     (No. 9484163)

Good, there are about 20 million underemployed people out there who have already shown they are willing to work. Replace these undeserving morons. It might be the best thing ever, a few may actually get a clue.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: shamus, 8/21/2013 11:08:09 AM     (No. 9484176)

August 29 is National Nutrition Day.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sherlock, 8/21/2013 11:55:07 AM     (No. 9484299)

Good time to fast and pray for our now insane nation.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/21/2013 11:59:23 AM     (No. 9484308)

Good. My WHITE, 11year old granddaughter can´t wait to get her "first job" at Mickey D´s.

She thinks it´s a good place to get your FIRST job. Figured that out by herself.

I hope WHITE people are still allowed to be employed when she´s old enough to get that first job.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: veritas, 8/21/2013 3:34:33 PM     (No. 9484654)

So, will the strikers be able, and happy, to pay $40,000 for a $15,000 car so the dealership employees can get a "living wage"?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 8/21/2013 4:02:52 PM     (No. 9484707)

Ah, yes. More rampant economic illiteracy on display. In the leftist world, business exists solely to pay wages and benefits. The product sold is irrelevant. Profitability is evil.

Here’s an idea, strikers: Put all your valuable business brains together and START YOUR OWN FAST FOOD CHAIN! Put Mickey D’s out of business with your superior business acumen.

Your union friends will be happy to provide venture capital at 0% I’m sure. Pay all of your own employees $20/hour, produce better food for a better price and show ‘em how it’s done.

Please?


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Reply 37 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 8/21/2013 4:13:37 PM     (No. 9484728)

Fast food is not supposed to be a "living wage". ELIMINATE THE MINIMUM WAGE! ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO PAY WHATEVER THEY WANT!

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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