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Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/26/2014 4:46:13 PM

VILLA PARK, Ill. — Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered today in Villa Park, Illinois. Some workers say they’re prepared to engage in sit-down strikes and organize more workers in their campaign to win $15-an-hour wages and a union. Their actions so far have included one-day strikes and a protest outside this year’s McDonald’s Corp. shareholder meeting. Industry officials say a $15 wage would hurt job creation, and that the solution is more education and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/26/2014 4:58:23 PM     (No. 9941349)

I can not wait till I get the chance to enter my own order into an iPad, which I will gladly do as I dislike unions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 7/26/2014 5:00:44 PM     (No. 9941354)

Blocking the street in front of my truck would be ill advised.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/26/2014 5:01:05 PM     (No. 9941355)

This could bring about Mooch´s healthy eating designs faster than anything I can think of.

In-N-Out in our area has been paying $10/hour for some time now. Good luck trying to stir their employees up. I´ve heard they love working for that company.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/26/2014 5:37:03 PM     (No. 9941392)

1300 people, and I doubt all of them work fast food, is not much of a turnout. All I can advise is since it is Chicago, it would be best to stay together, especially if you are an out of towner.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hisself, 7/26/2014 5:39:04 PM     (No. 9941396)

If you don´t want to work for whatever McDonalds pays, quit and find a better job!

If you cannot ´live´ on what they are paying, how did you get to Chicago, and what did you live on there? Who paid your hotel?

Shouldn´t you better have saved your money?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/26/2014 5:44:55 PM     (No. 9941403)

I vow to flip off fast food workers engaged in civil disobedience. These people need a crash course in reality: you work, you get paid. You don´t work, you don´t get paid. You don´t get paid, you starve to death.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/26/2014 5:47:07 PM     (No. 9941406)

Here´s what these employees don´t GET about fast-food workers: Your fast food job is a stepping stone. You shouldn´t be there all that long. You learn things like showing up. On time. With a service attitude, whether you like it or not. You learn pleasing the customer is paramount. You learn how to dress, how to speak, how to serve. For this - we will pay your employer (employER) money for the product or service that YOU (the employEE)provide. When, and only when - you learn these basic steps, can you then go on to OTHER jobs that pay more. In short - you have to EARN the higher level of pay by being a better, more valued employABLE worker. When you leave, you make room for the next unskilled dope to fill your vacancy. Your very first, out-of-the-shoot job is not your career. Not because YOU want it to be, but because the EMPLOYER does not NEED fast-food careerists. There are too many unskilled dopes to employ at much lower wages. Obama is importing them by the tens of thousands every month.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sal, 7/26/2014 5:48:41 PM     (No. 9941409)

Ready for a little civil disobedience of my own and boycotting such fast food joints for a month or two -

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 7/26/2014 5:57:37 PM     (No. 9941419)

I haven´t eaten fast food in years and if you want to do something simple for better health, avoid them also.
Watch for this happening elsewhere if the LSM falls "mean corporate rich white folks" boloney. Also, be ready (armed) if the lair-in-chief gets impeached there will be full scale riots.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avanti1, 7/26/2014 6:00:21 PM     (No. 9941420)

It appears as though SEIU workers do not understand the concept of "value."

1. Workers should expect that they are paid in relation to the value they provide to the employer. If you need more pay you need to find a way to provide more value to your employer. It´s really quite simple.

2. Customers should expect that the product they purchase is priced in relation to the value of the product. If the employers´ cost of labor increases but the quantity and/or quality of their product and/or service stay the same they will likely lose customers. No customers, no jobs. It´s really quite simple.

3. If the cost of labor rises to the point that the cost of automation becomes attractive, employers would likely automate to manage their costs. More automation, fewer jobs. It´s really quite simple.

The SEIU and their prospective new members are attempting to coerce current fast-food establishments to increase what they pay their employees. Since they know what fast-food employees should be paid, I suggest that they start their own fast-food establishment and pay their employees whatever they wish. If they can successfully compete for customers they win. It´s really quite simple.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 7/26/2014 6:10:33 PM     (No. 9941430)

Bet I can live without a Mac longer than they can without a job. Oh, I forgot, they will simply file for unemployment and the government will pay them, forever it seems.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/26/2014 6:56:00 PM     (No. 9941466)

If you are educated and experienced enough to have a job paying $15 or $20 an hour, you have a job paying $15 or $20 an hour.

If you are working fast food, and that is the best job you can get, then that really is the best job you can get.

If they raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, you are either going to lose your job to automation, or you are going to lose it to a better educated and experienced worker who wants the easy work that is fast food that still pays $15 an hour.

Rather than protest, use your time to take some classes to increase you education. Work on your speaking skills so that you don´t sound like an uneducated hick. Work on your work ethic so that you impress your boss with your skills. Otherwise, enjoy the unemployment and welfare that will be the best you can do the rest of your life.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/26/2014 6:58:16 PM     (No. 9941468)

So, when the fast food joints close, which demographic suffers?

Think it through, folks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/26/2014 6:59:07 PM     (No. 9941470)

How many of these so called workers are here illegally? How many times many of you got your order wrong because the moron working there cannot understand proper English or speak it for that matter?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/26/2014 7:05:17 PM     (No. 9941473)

Fire them all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: shamus, 7/26/2014 7:19:42 PM     (No. 9941483)

Enacting the minimum skills laws they demand would ensure they couldn´t work. It might be okay from that perspective.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gillyo, 7/26/2014 7:32:17 PM     (No. 9941496)

My niece was working a fast food job and so impressed a regular customer that she offered her a full time office job. Now she´s making twice as much money and has a regular 9-5, Mon-Fri job, with opportunities for advancement.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 7/26/2014 9:16:18 PM     (No. 9941563)

McDonald´s, Burger King, et al could end all of this BS by just firing all the employees who are involved, or shut the all fast food down for couple weeks -- people will get the hint

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/26/2014 9:30:07 PM     (No. 9941574)

OK, We will play your silly game. If you want $15 an hour, you have to give up WIC, food assistance, Section 8 housing, and Medicaid. You also have to pay for your health insurance at work with no subsidies. And you have to work 40 hours.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nashman, 7/26/2014 9:32:26 PM     (No. 9941575)

Fire. Them. All.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/26/2014 10:13:53 PM     (No. 9941598)

These lowly workers are going to block the entrances to restaurants nationwide (with the unions brainwashing them)?
This will be FUN!!! Won´t that be a violation of the RICO laws? It´s an inter-state plan to interrupt the business at these restaurants.
Remember about 20 years ago with the Pro-Life protesters outside the abortion clinics? The federal gov´t was threatening them with violating the RICO laws.
Summary: these fast food workers are useful idiots. (doubtful that the unions will provide bail money)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: leonardo, 7/27/2014 1:05:04 AM     (No. 9941650)

Unions are masters of extortion. They always seek gain for their members at EVERYONE ELSE´S EXPENSE. Who thinks a $15 an hour wage will add better service for a meal? Who will ultimately pay that extra amount? So, we´ll be paying more for nothing more, so that someone else can receive money that has not been earned. Want more money? Educate yourself for a better job. Not in the mood? Take a long walk off a short pier and take your union THUGS with you.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: strike3, 7/27/2014 5:05:56 AM     (No. 9941678)

McDonalds already has prices set at the upper end of tolerable limits while reducing the size of their sandwiches. Customers will simply go elsewhere. But I can´t wait to encounter protester goons standing between me and my first coffee.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: provide, 7/27/2014 11:37:09 AM     (No. 9942020)

There are places that substitute teachers don´t make $15 an hour.

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