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Fast food worker strikes planned in 150 cities
CNN ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Patrick M. Sheridan

Posted on 05/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT by kingattax

The fast-food worker strikes are expanding to more U.S. cities and going global.

Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers.

The movement is also headed overseas, with plans for workers to join protests in 33 countries.

On Wednesday, the workers announced the protests outside a McDonald's in New York City, and delivered a letter that called on the fast food giant to raise wages and respect workers' rights worldwide.

However, security guards didn't allow the workers to bring the letter inside the restaurant. So, they posted the letter on the door. It was removed soon after.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; astroturf; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; cnn; demagogicparty; fastfood; fastfoodworkers; mcdonalds; memebuilding; minimumwage; newyork; newyorkcity; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; patrickmsheridan; seiu; strike
idiots don't understand that if burgers have to go up to 10 bucks, their dumbasses won't even have a job.
1 posted on 05/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I haven’t eaten fast “food” in years.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 3:23:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

Let them strike.

If they’re worth more, they’ll get it.

Otherwise...

Lotsa high school kids looking for jobs!


3 posted on 05/13/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: kingattax

Don’t they do this every couple of weeks now?

Does anyone notice?


4 posted on 05/13/2014 3:25:59 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: kingattax

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/07/17/robots-fast-food-jobs/


5 posted on 05/13/2014 3:26:12 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: kingattax

There’s a reason why they are fast-food workers...


6 posted on 05/13/2014 3:26:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: kingattax

What is badly needed here is for all Americans to strike the fast food joints due to raising costs. Two can play this game.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 3:26:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kingattax

I guess fast food workers are the left’s latest useful idiots.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: kingattax

Will hasten the automation of fast food service.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT by AU72
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To: kingattax

“Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers”

SEIU setting one of the Dems major memes for the Summer/fall campaign season, Raise the Minimum wage.

Watch how many of the “Strikers” were just hired within the last few days, or weeks, if at all.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 3:31:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: kingattax

So fast food will become more automated. Orders will simply be taken by machine and cashiers will be out of a job.

Increasingly even the cooking will be automated. Fast food isn’t complicated.

These idiots are too politically and economically ignorant to realize they are essentially protesting against their own jobs.

Once upon a time during university I worked as a bank teller. The bank was putting in more ATM’s that could cash checks (including dispensing coins) and do pretty much everything a teller could do. The bank trainers had a meeting with the tellers and told them how wonderful this would be because it would reduce lines. The tellers seemed very excited about this and all the free time they would have. Pretty much none of these fools realized the bank wasn’t going to keep tellers on the line if they had less customers to serve. These advanced ATM’s were designed to replace them and none of these people could process that was what was happening.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yep, it’s summer!


12 posted on 05/13/2014 3:31:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Latest astroturf, but yeah, idiots.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 3:32:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kingattax

Go to McDonalds et all the day before the strike . . . go back in the day after the strike . . . and don’t be surprised to see a whole new crew.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 3:32:57 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: kingattax

Not going to happen here. No fast food. I think it explodes at 9494’.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: kingattax

headline fail

One worker plans to protest in 150 cities?


16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:34:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

Go ahead and protest. McDonald’s has a solution...
http://www.cnet.com/news/mcdonalds-hires-7000-touch-screen-cashiers/


17 posted on 05/13/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: kingattax

May 15????? Wouldn’t May 1 been more appropriate? Or were they too busy at their parade that day?


18 posted on 05/13/2014 3:35:11 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: kingattax

I would have to drive 20 miles to get fast food. Where can I find Slow Food.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: kingattax
SEIU setting one of the Dems major memes for the Summer/fall campaign season, Raise the Minimum wage.

Anything to distract from Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS, Fast And Furious, VA Hospital breakdown....etc. Sort of reminds me of what a dog does after he poops.

20 posted on 05/13/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kingattax
Free country. Let 'em shoot themselves in the foot.

(Tho what they should be protesting is their inferior, union-made public school educations, condemning them to the fast food jobs.)

21 posted on 05/13/2014 3:36:06 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: kingattax
Magic 8-Ball says ....

EPIC FAIL!

22 posted on 05/13/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: kingattax

Apparently theyhave not figured out that the reason people eat at these place is that the food is cheap (and fast, of course). If the costs of producing the food cause up so do the prices. Bye bye customers. Bye bye jobs.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 3:41:26 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: kingattax

A strike means your order will be screwed up the same as always.
Fast food jobs are SUPPOSED to be short term, unless you go into management, then you will be required to work and think.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 3:41:42 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: kingattax

We do not and have not eaten any name brand fast foods for years. We use the local, family owned greasy spoons every where we go.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Sooth2222

excellent comment


26 posted on 05/13/2014 3:48:54 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Pilated

Going to Chik FilA.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 3:52:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: mountainlion

In a crock pot……..LOL!


28 posted on 05/13/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: cripplecreek

“I haven’t eaten fast “food” in years.”
Not fast food.....good food quickly.
:-)


29 posted on 05/13/2014 4:01:08 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: kingattax

Hey! Thanks for the warnin’, y’all!

I’ve already got my seat reserved at my favorite Chinese restaurant!


30 posted on 05/13/2014 4:04:09 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: all the best
Apparently theyhave not figured out that the reason people eat at these place is that the food is cheap (and fast, of course). If the costs of producing the food cause up so do the prices. Bye bye customers. Bye bye jobs.

The left seems to think that the fast food industry occupies some sort of ordained position in this country's economy. The truth is they all exist on a razor's edge of people hitting the snooze button one more time rather than getting up the five minutes early enough to fix a peanut butter sandwitch to take with them. Raise the cost of food enough, and people will choose the sandwich and less sleep.

31 posted on 05/13/2014 4:06:51 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: kingattax

I would never know about it. If a tree fell in a forest.........


32 posted on 05/13/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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33 posted on 05/13/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kingattax
Good, fast, cheap ... pick any 2.

Eliminate cheap and Burger-Doodle Inc is going have to cut back on the peeps behind the counter.

34 posted on 05/13/2014 4:35:33 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: kingattax

That would be a good day to go in and fill out a job application.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I suspect this is the fly in the ointment--nobody really needs fast food joints. Demand is likely to prove unexpectedly elastic.
36 posted on 05/13/2014 4:42:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: basil

crock pot

Fast Food on strike!


37 posted on 05/13/2014 4:45:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: kingattax

I stopped reading RIGHT HERE-———

“Tisdale lives in his father’s house in Brooklyn with his girlfriend and two young children. He earns $8 an hour and works between 14 and 23 hours a week. “

.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kingattax

i don’t eat crap food.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 5:35:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

Cool.
I will happily cross a picket line in my area. Then eat a sandwich in front of them, reading a copy of Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics”.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kingattax
Automate these burger flipper jobs and throw these SEIU idiots out of work. Get a better, more uniform product, at a reasonable price, without the “attitude” of the perpetually aggrieved employees.
41 posted on 05/13/2014 6:07:25 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kingattax

More of them are pedigreed and approved than ever before, so they probably feel entitled.


42 posted on 05/13/2014 6:34:27 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: cripplecreek

Same here—no fast food, even when driving over 200 miles to the nearest large city and back.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 6:39:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: kingattax

Friend of mine called me today to state that in the Midland, Texas area a sign for “Whataburger” said that starting pay was $19 a hour and managers start at $59,000 with a $30,000 signing bonus.
Top that McDonald’s.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 6:43:44 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: kingattax

And who would care???


45 posted on 05/13/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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