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Fast Food workers plan nation-wide strike - demand $15 per hour
By ROBERT LAURIE -Do you want fries with your big labor?
If you're having trouble getting your hungry hands on a Filet-o-Fish today, it's likely due to a planned walkout. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fast food employees are threatening to strike this week in cities across the country. Target areas include New York, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee and the thriving metropolis of Flint, MI. It's all part of an effort called "Fast Food Forward."
McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s are all in the crosshairs. While the strike is being billed as a one-day event, demonstrations are planned as late as Friday in some areas.
The goal is to show the irreplaceable nature of low-level fast food employees, while at the same time demanding a staggering $15 per hour and union representation. As you can see in the picture above, burger flippers are angry that they're working for $56 per day, and they want more. Their slogan is "We can't survive on $7.25!"
According to Fox New York, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will be out in force to show their support by joining the workers on the picket lines. Beside them will be a slew of community organizers, pro-union goons, and even members of the fast-food sensitive clergy. Apparently, moral and spiritual support is important too.
Considering that Michelle Obama doesn't want Americans eating fast food in the first place, these people should consider themselves lucky to have jobs at all. If the first lady had her way, everyone would stop dining at their restaurants, they'd go out of business, and their employees would be out on the street. They’d be destitute, but America would be healthier.
Under Michelle's plan, the price of a Quarter Pounder "would necessarily skyrocket."
We won’t even get into the utterly replaceable nature of unskilled fast food employees. Nor will we bother with the fact that Obamacare is making jobs scarce in general, while forcing most burger joints to abandon full time workers in favor of part-time cooks.
We’ll stick with the $15-per-hour lunacy. Just imagine how much a Big Mac would cost if the guy putting it in a bag was being paid more than twice the minimum wage. We know they don't really care, but how long do these people think a place like White Castle would be willing to take that kind of financial hit?
When any sane business is forced to overpay its staff, it will eventually find a way to provide the same services with less people.
“Fast Food Forward” should change its name to “Fast Forward to Unemployment,” because, in the long term, that’s what they’re marching towards.