Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs in dozens of U.S. cities on Thursday … as sympathetic protesters in several dozen countries joined in a united call for wages of $15 an hour and the right to form a union.
And it’s likely to be effective. Check this out:
Naquasia LeGrand, 22, of Brooklyn, says this was her sixth strike since 2012.
This time for sure, I guess.
And they’re claiming the moral high ground, too:
For him, the decision was about asking for respect
How can anyone argue with wanting respect from one’s employer?
… in the form of better pay. He says that paying him $8 an hour is like “spitting in my face.”
There’s an easy solution to the money woes of the downtrodden fast food workers: quit your mcjobs and get jobs where you’ll be paid what you’re worth, based on your skills and application to assigned tasks. What’s that? Your $8/hr makes you barely worth employing as it is?
Then I guess there’s only one remaining solution: get Congress to bump the minimum wage to $15/hr or higher, or just get the tyrant to decree it. Then those franchise owners — who are no better than slave owners — can just suck it up… until the fast food parent corporations buy newly-developed machinery which will cut staffing needs down to the manager and one cashier. Profit will increase and the fired workers will no longer have any reason to complain about wages which are so low they’re like spitting in their face. Everyone wins!