Friday, November 30, 2012

Unions pushing for strikes now that they think Obama has their back

Hey....With all that work we did for the President...these folks deserve better be organized....and MOST IMPORTANTLY we deserve the UNION DUES that goes with that:
Fast-food workers in New York are scheduled to protest today as part of a campaign to seek union recognition for the industry and negotiate pay raises. 
“Hundreds of workers at dozens of McDonalds, Taco Bells, KFCs and Burger Kings across the city” will call for a $15 per hour wage so employees can “support their families, and put money back into the economy, instead of relying on taxpayers to shoulder the burden for the fast food industry’s low-wages,” according to a statement for the workers’ campaign, called Fast Food Forward. 
“The goal is to put money back in the pockets of the 50,000 men and women who work hard in the city’s fast food industry -- but still can’t afford basic necessities like food, clothing, and rent -- to help get New York’s economy moving again,” according to the statement from BerlinRosen, which consults on political and public affairs campaigns. The workers also seek “the right to form a union without interference.”
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1 comment:

Nina said...

I've never seen so many ridiculous strikes. Who strikes at McDonalds? That's a starter/get back on your feet/working-towards-your-next-job job. Unless you're planning on becoming a franchisee or getting into management, no one in their right mind thinks McDonalds is the job they're going to work 25 yrs and retire from. Next thing you know, the newspaper delivery boys and the 99 cent store cashiers will be striking.

What happened to the aspirational society? Did people just stop dreaming about doing bigger and better things? Did everybody just decide to give up and get by wherever they've landed? Maybe America had gone as far as it can go and we're just coming down the other side. Good grief!